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Dr Ayesha Nathoo

Research Fellow

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Telephone: 01392 724249

 

I am a cultural historian of modern medicine, and I have been awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship for the project “Cultivating Relaxation in Twentieth-Century Britain”. I am exploring ways in which relaxation practices have acquired therapeutic value in medical and popular arenas, particularly in relation to chronic-disease prevention, pain management and stress reduction.

I am also a collaborator on the Wellcome-funded Hubbub project, exploring notions of rest and busyness in modern life.

http://hubbubresearch.org

My past research has focused primarily on heart disease and organ transplantation and I am the author of Hearts Exposed: Transplants and the Media in 1960s Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

My other key areas of interest include:

  • Lifestyle, health and wellbeing
  • The relationship between science, medicine and the media
  • Global health
  • Medical humanitarianism