Culture, Society and Medicine Seminar Series - Professor Jane Macnaughton

Date: 4 May 2016 Time: 1.00 pm

Venue: County Main, Seminar Room 4

Professor Jane Macnaughton

Jane Macnaughton is Professor of Medical Humanities at Durham University in the UK and co-director of the University‚Äôs Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH).  This Centre was established in 2008 as a Wellcome Trust-Funded development from the Centre for Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine (CAHHM) which she initiated in 2000.  Before that Jane was a GP in Glasgow and a lecturer in the Department of General Practice at Glasgow University.  She has published in the fields of medical education, medical humanities, literature and medicine, history of medicine and health care environments.  Recently her work has turned to engagement in critical public health especially in the field of smoking research.  Her books include, Clinical Judgement (OUP, 2000, with Robin Downie), Madness and Creativity in Literature and Culture (Palgrave, 2005, with Corinne Saunders) and The Body and the Arts (Palgrave, 2009, with Corinne Saunders and Ulrika Maude).  She is also part of an international publishing collaboration working on a series of Medical Humanities Companions


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Organising departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing