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Dr Peter Elmer

Biography

After studying as an undergraduate at Swansea University I completed a PhD on 'Medicine, Medical Reform and the Puritan Revolution' (1981) under the supervision of Prof Stuart Clark. After teaching history for ten years at the English campus of the University of Evansville at Harlaxton, near Grantham, Lincolnshire (1985-95), I moved to the Open University, where I held the post of staff tutor in the SW Region, based at Bristol, between 1995 and 2010. In 2010, I moved to Milton Keynes, where I became a 'central academic' as a member of the History Department. During my seventeen years at the OU, I was responsible for overseeing the introduction of new courses on the history of medicine (2004-current) as well as a range of interdisciplinary courses on the Renaissance (1999-2007) and material culture (2012).