Dr Christopher Sirrs BSc MA PhD

Research Assistant History


I hold a BSc in Anthropology, and a MA in the History of Medicine, both from University College London. A historian of medicine and health, I joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in September 2011, as part of the recently formed Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Centre for the Social Sciences. I successfully defended my PhD thesis, on the history of the British system of health and safety regulation from 1961-2001, in January 2016.




Currently I am working as a Research Assistant on a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, exploring the intellectual and political history of the 'health system' as the concept moved to the forefront of global health policy in the twentieth century. The principal investigator on this award is Dr Martin Gorsky, also based at the Centre for History in Public Health.

You can find out more about me and my work at www.chrissirrs.com.

Research areas

  • Health policy
  • Health services
  • Health systems


  • History

Other interests

  • occupational health and safety
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