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Dr David Leith


Born in Co. Down, Northern Ireland, I took my BA (1998-2001), MA (2001-2002) and PhD (2003-2006), all in Classics, at University College London. My interest in Graeco-Roman medicine grew out of my doctoral thesis, supervised by Prof. Cornelia Römer and Prof. Vivian Nutton, which edited a selection of Greek medical papyri from Oxyrhynchus. I then worked as part of a Wellcome Trust-funded project at UCL to edit a larger batch of Oxyrhynchus medical papyri (2006-2010). From 2010-2013, I was a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and a College Research Associate at Jesus College, collecting the fragments of the Greek physician Asclepiades of Bithynia, before being lucky enough to move to Exeter in September 2013.