Institution/Company: Glasgow Caledonian University
Areas of Interest: History
Keywords: healthcare Mental Health occupational health modern history disability
Vicky is Senior Lecturer in Health History at Glasgow Caledonian University and Deputy Director of the cross-institutional Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare. Awarded a PhD at Warwick University in 2004, her research examines the role of different organisations in the formation of healthcare policy and practice, and is driven by contemporary debates. Vicky has published books on the construction of occupational health policy, and on healthcare workers’ efforts to educate the public about mental illness. She is currently researching experiences of disability in coal mining; the history of work-related mental distress; and psychiatric deinstitutionalisation in Britain.
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