Dr Marie Allitt is a Humanities and Healthcare Fellow, currently working on the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Funded project ‘Advancing Medical Professionalism: Integrating Humanities Teaching in the University of Oxford’s Medical School’.
Marie has an undergraduate MA(Hons) from the University of Glasgow, and MSc by Research from the University of Edinburgh, in English Literature. Marie completed her PhD in English Literature at the University of York in 2018, focusing on experiences and representations of spaces and senses in First World War medical caregiving narratives.
Marie is currently involved in several further Wellcome Trust funded projects. Marie is a core collaborator on a Wellcome small grant project ‘Senses and Modern Health/care Environments: Exploring interdisciplinary and international opportunities’, which is generating collaborative cross-disciplinary research and outputs on the history and contemporary experiences of British hospitals. She is also a co-investigator on a Wellcome Discretionary Award, ‘Thinking Through Things: object encounters in the medical humanities’, which aims to develop a cross-disciplinary ECR research network that engages with the Wellcome Collection, in connection with the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research and Durham’s Institute for Medical Humanities. Marie is also Postdoctoral Research Assistant for the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research.
Marie’s research focuses on medical life writing; practitioner health; medical spaces and senses; and early 20th century surgery.