School of History

Dr Julie Anderson

History - Reader

+44 (0)1227 824367


Dr Anderson completed her undergraduate studies in Australia and came to Leicester where she finished her PhD in 2001. In that year, she was appointed to a Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester where she worked until 2009 when she was appointed Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern Medicine at the University of Kent.

Her research interests cover the history of medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. She is particularly interested in the cultural and social history of physical disabilities and blindness, and is currently completing a monograph on a medical history of blindness 1900-1950. Dr Anderson also researches war and medicine and has just completed a monograph on rehabilitation in the Second World War. In addition, she has written on medical technologies, particularly those for people with disabilities. Dr Anderson has worked with a number of partners to promote awareness of the history of disability, including the Royal College of Physicians. She is Chair of the Disability History Group and also co-editor of a series on the history of disability with Manchester University Press.


Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Anderson, J. (2011). War Disability and Rehabilitation in Britain: ‘Soul of a Nation’ . Manchester University Press.
Anderson, J. and Pemberton, N. (2007). Walking alone: aiding the war and civilian blind in the inter-war period. European Review of History 14:459-479.
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Room N3.E7
Rutherford College
University of Kent

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School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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Last Updated: 18/12/2015