Dr Janet Weston
About Janet Weston
Research Fellow, HIV/AIDS in prisons in England and Ireland, 1980s-2000
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I have a BA in English, and postgraduate qualifications in modern literature and the history of medicine and science. I undertook a PhD in history from 2012-2015 at Birkbeck, University of London, which examined medical explanations and treatments for sexual offenders in twentieth century England. Before returning to university, I worked in the charity sector for many years.
I joined the School in 2016 as part of a Wellcome Trust-funded project, 'Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000'.
I am part of a research team working on the history of healthcare in prisons, led by Catherine Cox (University College Dublin) and Hilary Marland (Warwick). This project explores mental illness in prisons, the role and health of prison medical officers, services for women, juvenile mental disorder, and more.
My focus is the history of HIV/AIDS in prisons in both England and Ireland. Led by Virginia Berridge, this strand will look at how prison authorities responded, and whether HIV/AIDS was a catalyst for change.
Mental Hygiene and Psychiatry in Modern Britain
British Journal for the History of Science, 2015; 48(3):526-527
Modern Women on Trial: Sexual Transgression in the Age of the Flapper by L. Bland. Manchester: Manchester University Press (2013) 246pp. £17.99pb ISBN 978-0-7190-8264-1
The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 2015; 54(1):102-103
Prison will not cure a sexual perversion: Sexology, forensic psychiatry, and their patients in twentieth-century Britain
in 'Crimes of Passion: Repräsentationen der Sexualpathologie im frühen 20. Jahrhundert' Böni, O.; Johnstone, J.;(2015) De Gruyter (Berlin) :344-367
Sexual Crimes, Medical Cures: The Development of a Therapeutic Approach toward Sexual Offenders in English Prisons, c. 1900-1950
Canadian Journal of History, 2004; 49(3):395-422
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