New Centre for Medical Humanities will promote interdisciplinary research and encourage collaboration

Thursday, 02 April 2015

CMH

In December 2014 the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences established a new interdisciplinary and Faculty-wide Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH)

During the last 14 years the Centre for Health, Medicine and Society: Past and Present has occupied a central and often leading position in the Department of History and the former School of Arts and Humanities. The historians of medicine at Brookes made a strong contribution to the history unit of assessment in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2001 and 2008, and the Research Excellence Framework (REF) results in 2014 showed that 25% of the research was judged as world leading and 53% as internationally excellent.

Building on these achievements, the new CMH will endeavour to move beyond the limited field of history of medicine and to promote an interrelated research in medical humanities within a new institutional framework, which fosters interdisciplinary and innovative scholarship. 

First and foremost, the CMH aims to promote world-leading interdisciplinary research and actively engaged with new academic and non-academic audiences.

Marius Turda, Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities, Oxford Brookes University



Marius Turda, who has recently been confirmed as the Director of the CMH said: “The new CMH will expand on the work of the Centre for Health, Medicine and Society: Past and Present. 

“First and foremost, the CMH aims to promote world-leading interdisciplinary research and actively engaged with new academic and non-academic audiences. 

“Secondly, it will strive to encourage a fresh collaborative partnership across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University more broadly.”

More information about the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences can be found on the dedicated webpages