Professor Mark Jackson
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS/INTERESTS
1. `Lifestyle, health and disease: the history of the concept of balance in modern medicine' (Wellcome Turst funded project), focusing in particular on theories of neurological balance, debates about work-life balance, and concerns about the balance of nature.
2. The history of stress, health and disease.
3. Medical humanities
4. The history of allergy and asthma in the twentieth century.
5. Social history of mental deficiency/learning difficulties.
6. Legal medicine and infanticide in early modern England.
My current research project on the history of medical concepts of balance involves collaboration with Professor Michael Depledge (European Centre for Environment and Human Health), Professor Paul Dieppe (University of Exeter Medical School) and Professor Edward Watkins (Psychology).
I am currently working with Dr Robert Pechham (Hong Kong University) to develop a joint project on the history of disease control and humanitarian aid.
In the past, I have pursued collaborative projects with Professor Gregg Mitman (University of Wisconsin) and Professor Chris Sellers (State University of New York).