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Professor Virginia Berridge

BA PhD FRHistS FAcSS Hon FFPH Hon FRCP

Professor
of History

Room
Room 210 through 209

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2269

Fax.
020 7927 2701

Social historian with a first degree and a PhD in history, both from the University of London. I have worked in historical and non-historical settings, at the Addiction Research Unit,(National Addiction Centre) Institute of Psychiatry and the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. I was scientific secretary to the cross department and research council Drug Addiction Research Initiative. I joined the School in 1988 as Co-Director of the AIDS Social History Programme The current School History Centre has developed from that initial programme.

Affiliations

Department of Social and Environmental Health Research
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

History in Public Health

Teaching

I  lecture on the History and Health module, and on Drugs,Alcohol  and Tobacco.

Research

My personal research interest is in the changes in post World War Two public health policy. Topic based research includes smoking policy;drug policy (illicit); alcohol policy; the role of the media;HIV/AIDS policy ;and the relationship between evidence, incuding history , and policy. The History Centre which I head works on these issues across a variety of different subject areas.

The Centre was initially funded by  Wellcome Trust 5 year awards which also fund aspects of my own research on public health and  on the role of expertise in policy making.

I  have been work package leader for an EU framework 7 programme ALICE-RAP on addiction and lifestyles which ended in March 2016.We  researched addiction through the ages, specifically cross national differences in the terminology of addiction from the mid nineteenth century ;and the role of international agencies such as WHO and EMCDDA in establishing core concepts.A book has just been published based on this research.--: eds Hellman,Berridge Duke and Mold,Concepts of Addictive substances across time and place (OUP,2016)

I am now taking part in the Wellcome Trust funded programme of research on 'Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000' led by Professor Hilary Marland of the University of Warwick and Dr Catherine Cox of University College Dublin. The LSHTM research,which I supervise, is examining the recent history of HIV/AIDS in prisons in England and Ireland.

Research Area
Environment
Health policy
Public health
Public health history
Research : policy relationship
Science policy
Sexual health
Substance abuse
Tobacco control
Alcohol
Methodology
Smoking
Substance use
Discipline
History
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
Addiction
Chronic disease
HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted disease
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
United Kingdom
Ireland
Region
Euro area
European Union
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