Dr Marie Allitt

Biography:

Dr Marie Allitt is Humanities and Healthcare Fellow, currently working on the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Funded project ‘Advancing Medical Professionalism: Integrating Humanities Teaching in the University of Oxford’s Medical School’, and Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College. Marie is also Postdoctoral Research Assistant for the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, University of Leeds. 
Marie’s research focuses on medical life writing; practitioner health; medical education; and medical spaces, architectures, and environments. She has been research active in medical humanities for many years. 
Marie holds degrees in English Literature from the University of Glasgow (MA(Hons)), University of Edinburgh (MSc by research), and University of York (PhD). Her PhD has developed into the monograph Medical Caregiving Narratives of the First World War: Geographies of Care (Edinburgh University Press, 2022). She has also published in The Guardian, The Polyphony, and BMJ Medical Humanities. 
Marie has been involved in several further Wellcome Trust funded projects. She is a core collaborator on a Wellcome small grant project ‘Senses and Modern Health/care Environments: Exploring interdisciplinary and international opportunities’, which is generating collaborative cross-disciplinary research and outputs on the history and contemporary experiences of British hospitals. She has also been co-investigator on the Wellcome Discretionary Award, ‘Thinking Through Things: object encounters in the medical humanities’, which develops visual and material culture approaches to medical humanities, engaging with the Wellcome Collection, in connection with the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research and Durham’s Institute for Medical Humanities.   

Research Interests:

Medical and Healthcare Humanities
Literary Studies
Medical Life writing

Research Centres & Projects:

Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Funded project ‘Advancing Medical Professionalism: Integrating Humanities Teaching in the University of Oxford’s Medical School’.

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