Claire Jones

Claire Jones


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Research interests

The cultural, economic and social history of medicine and health in modern Britain

The relationship between medicine and commerce

The changing social structure of the medical profession

Medical innovations and technologies

The material culture of science and medicine

The relationship between medical theory and practice

Biographical details

Claire Jones' research centres on the cultural, economic and social history of medicine and health in modern Britain, with particular emphases on the relationship between medicine and commerce, and ways in which this relationship affects professional social structures, ethics, and technologies. Her first monograph on the development of medical industry in Britain titled The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain, 1870-1914 has just been published.

Claire completed her PhD in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds in collaboration with the Thackray Museum in 2010, before returning in 2012 to become the new Director of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Leeds. More about the Museum can be found here. Previously she was learning and access officer on a HLF project at the University of Worcester and was research fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Between Commerce and Professionalism: The Changing Form, Role and Significance of The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain, 1880-1914, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Arts, UCL University College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Bachelor of Arts, University of Birmingham

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003


  • D204 Modern History
  • Medicine
  • Science and Society
  • Technology
  • Great Britain
  • Material Culture
  • Museums


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