Staff Profiles

Dr Viviane Quirke

M. es-L. (Paris), DPhil (Oxon)

Senior Lecturer in Modern History and History of Medicine

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Viviane Quirke

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483706


Location: Headington Campus, Tonge Block,T530

Viviane Quirke was educated at the University of Paris X and at Oxford University, where she completed her D.Phil. in Modern History in 2000. Her work has been supported by the Wellcome Trust, the European Science Foundation, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and the British Council in partnership with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among others. She has been researching and teaching at Oxford Brookes University since 2001. 

Viviane is a historian of science, technology and medicine, with a special focus on the history of biomedicine, drug therapies and the pharmaceutical industry in Britain, France and the USA in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her teaching taps into, and expands on, her research.