Professor Mark Jackson (United Kingdom)

Professor Jackson graduated with degrees in medicine and immunology from St. Thomas's Hospital, London, followed by a doctorate in medical history from the University of Leeds.  After working for several years in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Manchester, he moved to the University of Exeter where he is Professor of the History of Medicine and Research Theme Leader for Medical Humanities.  He is currently a Senior Academic Adviser (Medical Humanities) to the Wellcome Trust and was a member of the History Sub-Panel for REF 2014.

Professor Jackson's research interests focus on the social and cultural history of health and medicine in the modern period.  He has a strong commitment to deepening the educational and policy impact of research in the medical humanities and to fostering collaboration between scholars across the humanities, social sciences and biomedicine.