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Centre for the Study of Health, Science, and Environment

The Centre for the Study of Health, Science, and Environment aims to promote excellence in research and teaching in order to enhance the reputation of the University of Kent.

The Centre is committed to a vision of the history of medicine, history of medical ethics and medical humanities, science and environment that is chronologically expansive, thematically and geographically diverse, and which draws upon a wide range of sources, disciplines and expertise. As historians of medicine, health, science and the environment, we offer a unique and intellectually exciting insight into the making of scientific knowledge.

The Centre is diverse, covering the physical and biomedical sciences, history of medicine, history of medical ethics and medical humanities technology, the environment, literature, and science communication. We are full-time staff and postgraduate students. We are intellectually curious and active scholars, committed to discussion and support of one another’s research.

Our core areas of enquiry, the History of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Medical Humanities and History of Science, and History of the Environment, are served by two blogs that host articles authored by undergraduate, postgraduate and staff researchers connected to the Centre:

Centre Director: Dr Andrew Cohen