I’m a writer, teacher and broadcaster, mostly on the cultural history of science and medicine, and a poet. My books include Medical London, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, international bestseller The Sick Rose and the award-winning poetry collection Seahouses.

I teach at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and UCL, and in 2011 I received one of the first Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships. I’m history consultant for the BBC’s historical-comedy series Quacks, which will be aired next year. I’ve made many appearances on US and UK TV and radio, and I lead an acclaimed series of walks around London’s medical and scientific history. Follow these links to find out more about:

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