Professor Mark Jackson

Professor Mark Jackson with Family

Mark Jackson is Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Exeter and Senior Academic Adviser (Medical Humanities) to the Wellcome Trust. He was a member of the History Sub-panel for REF 2014 and has recently been appointed to the WHO European Advisory Committee on Health Research. He has taught modules in the history of medicine, the history of crime, and the history and philosophy of science for over twenty years at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has also been involved in teaching history to GCSE and A-level students. His books include New-born Child Murder (1996), The Borderland of Imbecility (2000), Infanticide: Historical Perspectives on Child Murder and Concealment 1550-2000 (ed., 2002), Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady (2006), Health and the Modern Home (ed., 2007), Asthma: The Biography (2009), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine (ed., 2011), The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability (2013), The History of Medicine: A Beginner’s Guide (2014, short-listed for the Dingle Prize), and Stress in Post-War Britain, 1945-85, (ed., 2015). He is currently editing The Routledge History of Disease (forthcoming, 2016), completing the study of a nineteenth-century case of infanticide, entitled The Accomplice: A Story of Victorian Motherhood and Murder, and preparing a monograph on health and illness in middle age, The Midlife Crisis: A History, (Reaktion, under contract).