Writing Doctors: Representation and Medical Personality ca.1660-1832

Writing Doctors is a three-year research project run by members of the English group at the University of Northumbria. It is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Its aim is to examine the implications for British culture, medicine, literature and writing of all kinds of the change in the language of medical publication from Latin to English, a change that impacted on gender roles in relation to the medical world and the nature of publishing across a wide spectrum.

For more information about the project, its personnel, anticipated outcomes and publications and the international conference scheduled for summer 2020 please follow the links within this website or contact us directly. You may also access our social media accounts.


We are pleased to be able to announce that the Leverhulme Trust has agreed to extend our project until the end of October 2022. This will fund the continuation of Ashleigh Blackwood's and Laurence Sullivan's contracts in order to compensate for the loss of research visits and subsequent research work due to the pandemic. We are immensely grateful to Leverhulme for their understanding and generosity.
The Writing Doctors team (Clark, Allan, Leigh, Helen, Ashleigh, Laurence)