I’m a writer, teacher and broadcaster, mostly on the cultural history of science and medicine, and a poet. My books include international bestseller The Sick Rose, Medical London, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, 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. I’ve made many appearances on TV and radio around the world, and I lead an acclaimed series of walks around London’s medical and scientific history. Follow these links to find out more about: