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People Professor Mark Harrison

Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease


Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Medicine

Mark Harrison has published widely on the history of disease and medicine, especially in relation to the history of war and imperialism from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. He is currently working on a history of medicine and British imperial expansion, c.1700-1850.

As well as being Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease, Mark is involved in the following research projects:

  • From Sail to Steam: Health, Medicine, and the Victorian Navy (Wellcome Trust Project Grant)
  • The Challenge of Urbanization: Health and the Global City ((Wellcome Trust ISSF/John Fell Fund Award)
  • Invisible Crises, Neglected Histories: Malaria in Asia c.1900-present (Wellcome Trust Investigator Award)