Dr Christopher Sirrs BSc MA PhD
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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.
- Health policy
- Health services
- Health systems
- occupational health and safety
Accidents and Apathy: The Construction of the 'Robens Philosophy' of Occupational Safety and Health Regulation in Britain, 1961-1974.
Soc Hist Med, 2016; 29(1):66-88
Risk, Responsibility and Robens: The Transformation of the British System of Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, 1961–1974
in 'Governing Risks in Modern Britain: Danger, Safety and Accidents, c 1800–2000' Crook, T; Esbester, M(2016) Palgrave Macmillan (Basingstoke) :249-276
Toxicants, Health and Regulation since 1945
Social History of Medicine, 2014; 27(1):177-178
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