Medical Humanities

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Conference papers:

Flesh and Blood, readings from work in progress, at Encounters Conference 2020

Miscarriage Memorial Rituals at the Medical Humanities Conference, Exeter 2019

The Art of Adolescence in Opotiki at The Association for Medical Humanities, Plymouth, 2019

The Art of Adolescence in Opotiki at Transcultural Psychiatry Special Interest Group Meeting (2019)

Selected academic publications:

Flourishing through creative practice during the Covid-19 pandemic, Journal of Holistic Healthcare, Spring 2021 -Volume 18, Issue 1 (sole author)

The value and benefit of narrative medicine, BJPsychBulletin, December 2020 (commissioned editorial)

Debates in scientific practice. CAMH Editorial May 2019 – Volume 24, Issue 2 (sole author)

Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry by Lynne Jones, Review, BJPsych Bulletin, 2019 (sole author)

Lunacy, Liberty and Law: A tale of two shackles? Asylum Spring 2019 (sole author)

Madness, Mind Doctors and Mrs Dalloway, Hektoen International Journal of Medical Humanities, Volume 10, Issue 4 – Fall 2018 (sole author)

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: a gothic story of postnatal psychosis – The British Journal of Psychiatry July 2018 – Volume 213 Issue 1 (sole author)

The children’s services interview: validity and reliability, Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology . Jan 2007, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p36-49. Ford, Tamsin; Hamilton, Helena; Dosani, Sabina; Burke, Lisa; Goodman, Robert

Recruitment of doctors to non-standard grades in the NHS: analysis of job advertisements and survey of advertisers, BMJ 2003;327:961 (sole author)

Editorial Commitments

I have served as a board member of the BJPsych Bulletin since 2011 and love this role.

Former editor of CAMH Journal (2018-2020), where I held responsibility for debate and clinical research update sections.

Editorial board member of Psychiatric Bulletin (2010-2019).



Psychiatric Bulletin

CAMH Journal


In 2018 I received a distinction for an MSc in Medical Humanities at King’s College London.

I started a PhD with the title ‘Flesh and Blood’ in October 2019.

My PhD uses Critical and Creative Writing to address four questions:

  1. What metaphors are used by doctors and patients when communicating about foetal death?
  2. Is there a conflict between the way obstetricians imagine and describe foetal death and the way that women experience it?
  3. How are parental-foetal relationships represented or denied through these metaphors?
  4. How might these representations inform medical understanding of grief and maternal mental health?
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