Alex Mold BA PhD
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I have a BA in Medieval and Modern History and a PhD in Modern History, both from the University of Birmingham. I joined the School in July 2004 to work with Virginia Berridge on an ESRC funded project on the drug voluntary sector and user groups from the 1970s to the present. I now hold a Wellcome Trust History of Medicine University Award. This project is concerned with the construction of the patient as consumer from the 1960s to the present. I am the Secretary of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health and a member of the association's Scientific Board. I also edit the book reviews section in the Social History of Medicine.
I am a seminar leader for the Principles of Social Research module and I organise the History and Health module. I am also a tutor on the MSc in Public Health.
My research interests revolve around the history of illegal drugs, the role of the voluntary sector in health service provision, and the emergence of patient consumerism. My PhD (published as book by Northern Illinois University Press in 2008) examined the treatment of heroin addiction in Britain from the 1960s onwards. Post-doctoral research has focused on voluntary organisations working in the drugs field and on the appearance of drug user groups. I am now working on a new project which will look at the part played by patient groups in the construction of the patient as consumer since the 1960s.
- Public health history
Making the Patient-Consumer in Margaret Thatcher's Britain.
Mold, A. ;
Hist J, 2011; 54(2):509-528
Patient Groups and the Construction of the Patient-Consumer in Britain: An Historical Overview.
J Soc Policy, 2010; 39(4):505-521
'The rise of the user'? Voluntary organizations, the state and illegal drugs in England since the 1960s
Mold, A.; Berridge, V.
Drugs-Education Prevention and Policy, 2008; 15(5):451-461
‘“Grave Cause for Concern”? Private Practice, Professional Disputes and the Treatment of Heroin Addiction in Britain During the 1980s’
Contemporary British History, 2007;
Crisis and opportunity in drug policy: changing the direction of British drug services in the 1980s
Mold, A.; Berridge, V.;
Journal of Policy History, 2007; 19(1):29-48
"The Welfare Branch of the Alternative Society"? The Work of Drug Voluntary Organisation Release, 1967-1978
Twentieth Century British History , 2006; 17:50-73
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