Reviews and essays:

‘Extraordinarily arduous and fraught with danger’: Syphilis, Salvarsan, and General Paresis of the Insane (The Lancet Psychiatry, June 18)

Circular Time (The Lancet Psychiatry, May 18)

Grief, loss, and picture books (The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, May 18)

Words, lost and found (The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, May ’18)

BioArt: materials and molecules (The Lancet, March ’18)

Quest and Odyssey: journeys from the Aarhus 39 (The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, Jan ’18)

One for sorrow, two for joy (The Lancet Oncology, Nov ’17)

Then, now, and again: dream-escapes in young adult novels (The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, Sept ’17)

39 Degrees blue (The Lancet Oncology, July ’17)

Brain Diaries: two hemispheres of interest (The Lancet, May ’17)

The penicillin girls (and guys) (The Lancet, 15 April ’17)

Different faces. Same fight: Project 3.8 (The Lancet Oncology, March ’17)

The phenomenology of touch (The Lancet Neurology, Feb ’17)

The Chemo Files: one year on (The Lancet Oncology, Feb ’17)


Throughout 2017, I wrote a column for The Lancet Psychiatry:
January: Blue
February: Yellow
March: Green
April: Orange
May: Grey

[Summer break]
September: White
October: Red
November: Black
December: Purple


Imaginative transformations: breast cancer and art (The Lancet Oncology, December ’16)

Global Health Humanities: defining an emerging field (The Lancet, w K Stewart, Nov 16)

In the shadow of disaster (The Lancet Oncology, November 2016)

Invitation, not prescription (The Lancet Psychiatry, September 2016)

A place to write, a place to heal (The Lancet, 13 Aug 2016)

Reconstruction through fragmentation (The Lancet Oncology, August 2016)

Cruel is not kind (The Lancet Psychiatry, July 2016)

A wizard, a true star (The Lancet Psychiatry, June 2016)

The tension is building (The Lancet Psychiatry, June 2016)

The Metamorphosis of cancer care (The Lancet Oncology, May 2016)

The Boatman’s Call (The Lancet Psychiatry, April 2016)

Serpent spirits in perspex (The Lancet, 13 Feb 2016)

Blood: substance and metaphor (The Lancet, 9 Jan 2016)

An overdetermined world (The Lancet Psychiatry, Dec 2015)

A strange land of chaos (The Lancet Psychiatry, Nov 2015)

Balance your humours (The Lancet Psychiatry, Nov 2015)

Hidden Histories of Light Therapy (The Lancet, 22 Aug 2015)

Everyday Compassion (The Lancet Psychiatry, Aug 2015)

Hold that pose (The Lancet, 17 Jan 2015)

Bringing the war home (The Lancet, 13 Dec 2014)

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist (British Medical Journal, 11 May 2012)

What do you get when you cross poets and geneticists? (New Scientist, Jan 2011)

Women, Astronomy, and Greenwich booklet for the Royal Observatory Greenwich (2011)

Sea Stories: The Dance for Existence (Blue Ocean Institute, 2008)

I’ve worked with Resonance FM via The Mustard Club, for The Gilded Vectors of Disease radio series, and lent my voice to guided walks for the Sick City Project.

I’ve enjoyed spending time as a visiting researcher at The ESRC Genomics Forum and Poet-in-Residence at The Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

I run writing workshops. Topics include “how to write historical fiction” for the Jane Austen Festival, and “object lessons” for an array of age groups.

‘We really appreciated the time you spent with us, and the feedback from the students was extremely positive. A lot of the students produced sonnets after your workshops as well as writing some lovely thank you notes…You really inspired the students you worked with.’ – JFS School, London.

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