Research

Our research covers five interlocking areas.

History of Minds, Bodies, and the Senses is concerned with how historical and contemporary knowledge and practices in medicine impact understandings of the human body and its illnesses, and how these are constituted by social and cultural dimensions such as gender and sexuality.

Life, Death, and Illness examines experiences of health and illness across the life course, including from before the beginning of life to beyond the grave.

Decolonising Healthcare highlights the health effects of ongoing colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the socio-economic inequalities that circulate in human-medicine interactions.

Technology, Health, and Digital Life explores how digitalisation transforms both the practice of medicine, and how health is experienced in everyday life.

Medicine, Care and the Environment illuminates the impacts of climate change on health and wellbeing, including the displacement of people, heat-related illness and death, and the interconnected impacts on humans and animals.