30 June - 4 July 2015 | Australian Catholic University , North Sydney | 14th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine, International Society for the history of medicine: VIII conference

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Simon Chaplin

Simon Chaplin is the Director of Culture & Society at the Wellcome Trust, London. Dr Chaplin was formerly Head of the Wellcome Library where he led a major digitisation programme and oversaw the redevelopment of the library’s reading rooms. He was previously Director of Museums & Special Collections at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, with responsibility for the Hunterian Museum and the Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology. He holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in History (focusing on dissection and museums in 18th-century England) from the University of London. He is a Fellow by Election of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and is currently Secretary of the British Society for the History of Science.


Linda Bryder

Professor Linda Bryder is an internationally recognized scholar in the social history of health and medicine. She completed her doctorate in 1985 at the University of Oxford on the social history of tuberculosis and since then has published widely on a variety of topics within the discipline. Most recently she has focused on the history of reproductive health with a special emphasis on New Zealand’s National Women’s Hospital. She has also been the Principal Investigator in a nursing oral history project, interviewing women who trained as nurses in New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s. Professor Bryder is a Fellow of the New Zealand Academy of the Humanities-Aronui and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and has recently been awarded an inaugural University of Auckland Research Excellence Award.

Stephen Garton

Stephen Garton is Professor of History and Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sydney. A Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of Social Sciences he has published in a wide range of areas of Australian, British and American social and cultural history. In the area of medical history his major areas of interest have been the history of psychiatry, the social history of mental illness, the history of eugenics and the intersections between psychiatry and criminology, including a forthcoming chapter in the Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminology on psychiatric theories and approaches to the problem of criminality.

14th Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
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