About

With strong interdisciplinary expertise and capabilities, the Medical Humanities Research Lab aims to place medicine in its social, cultural, historical, and ethical contexts through engagement activities with industry partners, healthcare professionals, and the broader community.

Our research on human-medicine interactions develops critical insights into the social, cultural, and ethical contexts of medicine, including the historical dimensions of medical practice and its connected institutions, and the lived experiences of health and illness. The Lab acknowledges the importance of unpacking the complex and nuanced relationships between patients and doctors, illness and care, and medical and lay knowledge, to create and disseminate impactful research that will improve people’s experiences in the healthcare sector.