Affiliated Research Scholars
Research interests: History of modern medical technologies, history and philosophy of psychology (especially human consciousness and the self from the late 19th century), scientific biography and museology and the material culture of science and medicine.
- (with John Pickstone and Julie Anderson) Surgeons, Manufacturers and Patients: A transatlantic history of hip replacement, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007).
- '"A Question of Peculiar Importance": George Croom Robertson, Mind and the Changing Relationship between British Psychology and Philosophy', in G. Bunn, S. Lovie and G. Richards (eds.) Psychology in Britain: Essays and Reflections (BPS 2001).
- Articles on James Ward, Michael Foster and George Frederick Stout for The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers (Thoemmes Press, 2002).
- 'Interpreting Abnormal Psychology in the late Nineteenth Century: William James's Spiritual Crisis' in Waltraud Ernst (ed.) Histories of the Normal and the Abnormal (Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine, 2006).
- Introduction to Reynolds, L.A. and Tansey, E.M. (eds.) Early Development of Total Hip Replacement, Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine (29) (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London, 2007).
- 'Making Manchester Massive: A Missed Opportunity?', Manchester Region History Review, volume 18 (2007).
- (with Simon Chaplin) 'Hip Histories' at the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Temporary exhibition ran from March 2006 to July 2006.
- 'The Patient Information Centre for Joint Replacement' at Wrightington Hospital. Permanent exhibition opened in October 2006.
- 'The Museum of Joint Replacement' at Wrightington Hospital. Permanent exhibition opened in July 2007.
- 'Charles Darwin – Becoming a Geologist'. Temporary exhibition ran from September 2008 to June 2009 at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.
- 'Collect'. Temporary exhibition, collaborating with the artist Catherine Watling and running from March 2009 to March 2010.
- 'Darwin the Geologist'. Permanent exhibition opened in July 2009 at the Sedgwick Museum.