Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Kingston University
Holly Marley joins the Addressing Health team to undertake a doctorate on medical careers within the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office. Holly completed her BA in History and her MSc in Health History at the University of Strathclyde. Her previous research has focused on LGBT+ encounters with British healthcare, and patient/practitioner experiences with birth-control. Before joining the Addressing Health team, she completed her MSc Dissertation on the British culture of intrauterine devices, with focus on the Dalkon Shield, a controversial contraceptive device used briefly in the 1970s. Henceforth, Holly’s main research will explore the lives, achievements and networks of nineteenth-century medics.