Studentships and Teaching

Staff at MHS are directly involved in teaching and supervision and also facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research in the broad field of Medical Humanities, across a variety of networks and individual courses. If you are interested in a medicine or health related topic in the humanities or social sciences, please get in touch and we’ll help you to find faculty to work with.


Current funding opportunities for studentships:

Forthoming Masters Medicine in Society

  • Our new MA is in progress, offering new opportunities for post-graduate students and medical students looking to intercalate.  More information here.

Current medical humanities related teaching and supervision

  • Continuing undergraduate research and training opportunities for medical students, including intercalated undergraduate degrees (BMedSci) focused around the medical humanities. Projects have examined narratives of disease, aspects of the history of medicine, and the exploration of medical thinking through studies of previous medical models and eras.  Ian Sabroe and Annamaria Carusi are teaching two ILAs in the Medical School: ‘What is Disease’ (Spring) and ‘Being a Doctor’ (Autumn). These are 5 week opportunities for independent learning for medical schools, to explore topics in medicine.
  • Annamaria Carusi teaches Philosophy of Medicine as a Level 3 and Masters module. This is a cross-disciplinary Medicine and Philosophy module, and forms part of the MA in Philosophy.
  • Medical Humanities Sheffield made two direct PhD student appointments:
    • Sarah Gelcich’s project ‘Shared decision making in primary care consultations: Communicating risk to patients with type 2 diabetes’ is supervised by Dr Gareth Walker (English) and Dr Steven Ariss (School of Health and Related Research).
    • Tom Broomhead‘s project ‘How the mouth fits into the body: Using agent-based models to investigate spatial inequalities in oral health’ is supervised by Dr Sarah Baker (Dentistry) and Dr Dimitris Ballas (Geography).

Previous projects

  • Previous BMedSci projects include Mairead Deneny’s project on ‘Alcohol and Renaissance Medicine’, supervised by Professor Phil Withington (History) and Professor Dermot Gleeson (Medicine); Robert Dunk’s project on ‘David Daniel Davies and his translation of the “Treatise on Insanity” in 1806’, supervised by Dr Karen Harvey (History) and Professor Markus Reuber (Medicine)
  • Professor Tamara Hervey (Law) and Professor Paul Hatton (Dentistry) led an interdisciplinary PhD network on ‘The Construction of Human Perfection’. The three PhD students were Richard Woodall, Ninu Paul, and Morgan Shimwell.