The strategic award brings together historians of medicine and biology from across the University of Cambridge. We have expertise in every major historical period and in approaches from quantifying parish records to interviewing scientists.

Principal investigators:

Research and teaching associate (history of reproductive sciences): Salim Al-Gailani (HPS)

Research associate (early modern maternal and infant health): Leah Astbury (HPS)

Research associate (history of pregnancy testing): Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (HPS and Robinson College)

Affiliated researcher (history of genetics): Jenny Bangham

Affiliated researcher (early modern medicine): Boyd Brogan

Affiliated researcher (history of sexuality): Sarah Bull

Affiliated researcher (medieval medicine): Gabriella Zuccolin

Collaborator (medicine in the ancient and pre-modern Middle East): Eleanor Robson (University College London)

Collaborator (sociology of reproduction): Sarah Franklin (Sociology)

Former team members

Research and teaching associate (early-modern generation): Karin Ekholm (St John’s College, Annapolis)

Events and outreach officers: Francis Neary, Shirlene Badger, Laura Dawes

Research assistant (history of venereal disease): Jacqueline Cahif

Research associate (biodemography and mortality): Romola Davenport (Geography)

Research associate (ancient medicine): Fay Glinister

Teaching associate (history of modern medicine and biology): Vanessa Heggie (Birmingham)

Teaching associate (modern economic and social history of Britain): Siân Pooley (Oxford)

Visiting researcher (European health care and popular medicine): Mary Fissell (Johns Hopkins University)

Affiliated researcher (history of infertility): Christina Benninghaus

Affiliated researcher (Enlightenment birthing technologies): Margaret Carlyle