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Ms Charlotte Orr

Ms Charlotte Orr

Medical Humanities PhD Candidate

c.orr.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Biography

I gained an MA in English (2015) from the University of Aberdeen and an MLitt in Victorian Literature at the University of Glasgow (2016), before embarking on my PhD in Medical Humanities at the University of Glasgow, supervised by Dr Megan Coyer, Dr Gavin Miller, and Dr Douglas Small. The working title for my PhD thesis is ‘Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932): Physician-Writer of the British Empire’.

While undertaking PhD research I also became a Graduate Teaching Assistant on Junior Honours ENGLIT1010: The Novel and Narratology. I will be giving a lecture on Jane Eyre on ENGLIT1010: The Novel and Narratology in 2020. I will be a staff member on Senior Honours ENGLIT4059: Literature and Medicine for the academic year 2019-2020.

Along with fellow PhD candidates Sarah Spence and Joe Wood, I created the Medical Humanities ECR Group which primarily functions as a monthly reading/discussion group. We have recently been successful in our bid for a College of Arts Collaborative Research Award to host a medical humanities conference in 2020 entitled ‘Public Health and Private Illness’.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
• “‘What Science Has Done to Me’: Sir Ronald Ross’s Memoirs: with a full account of the great malaria problem and its solution (1923)” Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities vol. 5 (2019): 2-26

DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP/BLOGS
• ‘Adapting Research for Media', Medical Humanities Research Centre Website (November 2018)
• ‘The Hunterian Associates Program: What I’ve Learned’, The Hunterian Blog, (November 2018)
• ‘Conference Report: Glasgow Medical Humanities Day, University of Glasgow, 17th April 2018’, Medical Humanities Research Centre Website (May 2018)
• ‘North West Medical Humanities Postgraduate Network Interdisciplinarity Workshop, 19 April 2018’, North West Medical Humanities Postgraduate Network (May 2018)
• ‘Ronald Ross’s Memoirs: with a full account of the great malaria problem and its solution’, British Association of Victorian Studies Blog (March 2018)

REVIEWS AND SHORTER PUBLICATIONS
• Review of Michael Sims, Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, The Kelvingrove Review (2018)

INVITED PEER REVIEW
• Review of ‘Mimicry and Transvestism in Victorian Feminists’ Ambivalent Relation to Colonialism’, eSharp (June 2019)

MEDIA APPEARANCES/PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
• ‘Charismatic Characters and Wings to War’ on Time Travels, BBC Radio Scotland (October 2018)
• Hunterian Associate (2017-2018)
• ‘Broadway Reads the Victorians’ Public Lecture, Explorathon (September 2017)

INVITED TALKS
• ‘The self-construction of the scientist in Sir Ronald Ross’s Memoirs: with a full account of the great malaria problem’, Medical Humanities Discussion Group, University of Glasgow (14 February 2018)

CONFERENCES
• 'The Poetry of Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932): The Voice of the Coloniser-Physician', Ailing Empires: Medicine, Science, and Imperialism, University of Edinburgh (May 2019)
• ‘Soldiers, Prophets, and Pirates: Sir Ronald Ross’s Battle for Scientific Priority’, Victorian Fears, Newman University (June 2018)
• ‘‘O Science, What Things Are Done in Thy Name!’: The Writing and
Reception of Sir Ronald Ross’s Memoirs’, Self-Fashioning Scientific Identities in the Nineteenth Century, University of Leicester (June 2018)
• ‘‘What Science Has Done to Me’: Sir Ronald Ross’s Battle for Scientific Priority in Memoirs: with a full account of the great malaria problem and its solution’, North West Medical Humanities Postgraduate Network, Lancaster University (April 2018)
• ‘Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932): The Voice of the Physician-Hero of the British Empire’, Intersections: University of Glasgow College of Arts Postgraduate Conference (June 2017)

AWARDS
• Collaborative Research Award, ‘Public Health, Private Illness’: Medical Humanities Postgraduate Research Symposium, University of Glasgow (Spring 2020)
• Community Building and Public Engagement Award, First Annual Peer Symposium for English Literature PhDs, University of Glasgow (October 2019)
• Collaborative Research Award, First Annual Peer Symposium for English Literature PhDs, University of Glasgow (October 2019)
• Research Support Award, Archival Research Trip to the National Library of Scotland, University of Glasgow (July 2019)
• Travel Bursary, Self-Fashioning Scientific Identities in the Nineteenth Century, University of Oxford (June 2018)
• Research Support Award, Archival Research Trip to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Glasgow (June 2018)
• Travel Bursary, North West Medical Humanities Interdisciplinary Workshop at Lancaster University, Economic and Social Research Council Interdisciplinary Event Fund (April 2018)
• Research Support Award, ‘Victorian Fears’ Conference at Newman University, University of Glasgow (February 2018)

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Units:

  • College of Arts, School of Critical Studies
  • Medical Humanities Research Centre
  • The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery