Researcher to be appointed in October 2016. Project to be complete by September 2017. This is a paid research opportunity.
Worcester’s Medical Museums are looking for a Researcher to study the impact of the First World War on developments in medicine and healthcare in Worcestershire (and beyond). This will include the areas and disciplines of medicine covered in displays at both museums, to include (but not limited to): Home Medicine, Medical Science, Surgery, Anaesthetics, War surgery, and First Aid. The Researcher will have access to Worcester Medical Museums’ collection of objects, books and photographs, and archives held at The Hive. The Researcher will theme and edit their findings for printing in a mini publication, and for display on a pop-up banner to be toured. To view our previous research publication about the story of the first female Resident Medical Officer at Worcester Infirmary, go to http://medicalmuseum.org.uk/research-2.
This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and part of the larger Worcestershire World War 100 partnership with heritage organisations and attractions in Worcestershire. The found research will enable us to share the broader picture of developments in medicine and healthcare during this time, and enable visitors to comment on the subject matter through social media, display panels at the George Marshall Medical Museum and The Infirmary, and the ‘Debating Space’ at The Infirmary. We will also publish the findings in a mini booklet available both online and in print.
The Researcher will have regular supervision sessions with Dr. Frank Crompton, Associate Fellow at the University of Birmingham Centre for the History of Medicine, and longstanding PhD supervisor for the University of Worcester.
To apply for this role please send a current CV and sample of your writing no longer than 2 sides A4 from a completed research document (e.g. dissertation, essay, published article) to Mark Macleod, Head of The Infirmary at firstname.lastname@example.org or The Infirmary, University of Worcester, Castle Street, Worcester, WR1 3AS by 12pm on Friday 21st October, 2016 with appointment before the end of October.
And remember to check out our website to find out more about the work that we’re doing: www.voicesofwarandpeace.org