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Professor Jane Macnaughton (Durham)

Jane Macnaughton is Professor of Medical Humanities at Durham University in the UK and Co-Director of the University’s Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH).  She is Dean of Undergraduate Medicine with strategic oversight of Durham’s Phase I Medicine programme which has a significant community-based component.


She has published in the fields of medical education, medical humanities, literature and medicine, history of medicine and health care environments.  Recently her work has focussed on somatic symptoms, especially the problem of chronic breathlessness, which is the subject of her Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in Medical Humanities (2015) held jointly with Professor Havi Carel at Bristol. 


Her books include, Clinical Judgement (OUP, 2000, with Robin Downie), Madness and Creativity in Literature and Culture (Palgrave, 2005, with Corinne Saunders), The Body and the Arts (Palgrave, 2009, with Corinne Saunders and Ulrika Maude) and The Recovery of Beauty (Palgrave 2015, with Corinne Saunders and David Fuller).  She is co-editor of the Edinburgh Companion to Critical Medical Humanities which will be published in 2016.  Jane was a founder member of the UK’s Association for Medical Humanities (AMH) and was joint editor of the journal Medical Humanities until 2008.  Jane’s current clinical work is in gynaecology and she is an Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University Hospital of North Durham.


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