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Researchers in the Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities come from a wide range of disciplines, including Literary Studies, Psychology, Philosophy, History, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Education and Sociology. Our team also includes people with lived experience, clinicians, creative and voluntary sector professionals.  

 

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Directors

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Angela Woods

Director
Institute for Medical Humanities

Ben Alderson-Day

Co-Director
Department of Psychology

 

The Connective Tissue

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Evelyn Tehrani
Senior Manager

Research and Engagement

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Mary Robson
Senior Creative Facilitator

Dr Victoria Patton

Victoria Patton
Senior Digital Development & Communications Manager

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Bentley Crudgington
Creative Facilitator

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Carolyn Blake
Operations Manager

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 Akiko Hart

Professor in Practice
Institute for Medical Humanities

 


Sites

The DeepEnd – St Anthony's Health Centre

Jesse Proudfoot

Site Lead
Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology

Jonny Coates

GP and Partner

St Anthony's Health Centre

 

 

 

 

 

The WellSpring - Recovery College Collective (ReCoCo)

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Evelyn Tehrani
Site Lead

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Georgia Corbett
WellSpring Coordinator, ReCoCo

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Angela Glascott
Co-Director and Co-Founder of ReCoCo

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Alisdair Cameron
Co-Director of ReCoco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Festival – Edinburgh International Book Festival

Ben Alderson-Day
Site Lead

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

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Nick Barley
Professor in Practice
Institute for Medical Humanities & Department of English Studies

 

 

 

 

 

Labs

Narrative Practices

Dr Laura Mazzoli Smith

Laura Mazzoli Smith
Lab Lead

Associate Professor
School of Education

Dr Veronica Heney

Veronica Heney
Lab Co-Lead

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

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Victoria (Pip) Hardy
Bridging Fellow

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Anna Stenning
Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Education

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Tony Sumner
Curatorial Fellow

Dr Arya Thampuran

Arya Thampuran
Assistant Professor, Black Health and the Humanities

 

Moving Bodies

Cassandra Phoenix
Lab Lead

Professor in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Sarah Atkinson
Professor in the Department of Geography

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Megan Girdwood
Assistant Professor in Modern Literature, Department of English Studies

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Tessa Pollard
Professor in the Department of Anthropology

Fraser Riddell
Assistant Professor in Literary Medical Humanities, Department of English Studies

 

 

 

Measurement

Prof Alex Broadbent

Alex Broadbent
Lab Co-Lead

Professor of Philosophy of Science
Department of Philosophy

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Coreen McGuire
Lab Co-lead

Assistant Professor (Twentieth Century British History)
Department of History

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Robert Chapman
Assistant Professor in Critical Neurodiversity Studies

Department of Philosophy

Louise Creechan

Lecturer in Literary Medical Humanities

Department of English Studies

 

Visual and Material

Fiona Johnstone
Lab Lead

Assistant Professor in Visual and Material Studies
Department of English Studies

 

Narrative and Cognition

Marco Bernini
Lab Lead

Associate Professor in Cognitive Literary Studies

Department of English Studies

 

Affective Experience

Fraser Riddell
Lab Lead

Assistant Professor in Literary Medical Humanities

Department of English Studies

Corinne Saunders
Lab Lead

Professor in the Department of English Studies