Michael Kinsella, PhD candidate at Ulster University, discusses his doctoral research into Irish residents in the north of Ireland migrating to Scotland for treatment and care in Scottish asylums during the 19th Century.
Dr Ian Miller, Lecturer at Ulster University, talks about tea addiction and under-nutrition in Victorian and Edwardian Belfast and why contemporaries linked these problems to the onset of ‘insanity’ in working-class women.
Dr Ian Miller, Lecturer at Ulster University, discusses why Belfast was considered the unhealthiest city in Britain and Ireland at the turn of the 20th century and the inefficacy of Belfast Corporation in safeguarding the city’s health.
Dr Tom Thorpe (independent scholar), talks about the role health and health protection played in Belfast schools during the Edwardian period and how Campbell College Belfast was used as a military hospital during the Second World War.
Dr Michael Robinson, Leverhulme Trust Funded Early Career Researcher at the University of Liverpool, discusses his research into the health, treatment and care of shell-shocked Irish veterans returning from the First World War.
Dr Ida Milne, Lecturer at Carlow College, and Dr Patricia Walsh, Curator at the Public Record Office for Northern Ireland, hold a round table discussion on the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza epidemic and its effect in Ireland in the early 20th century.
Hannah Brown, MA student at Ulster University, interviews polio survivors Jim Bailey and Eddie McCrory from the Northern Ireland Polio Fellowship, about their experience living with disability caused by the polio epidemic of the 1950s.
Michael Kinsella, PhD researcher at Ulster University, and Hannah Brown, MA student at Ulster University discuss the thalidomide tragedy of the late 1950s and early 1960s and interviews survivor Jacqueline Fleming.
Dr Ian Miller, Lecturer at Ulster University, talks about how psychological trauma caused by the Troubles became a campaigning issue for feminist activism and asks whether psychologists at the time responded effectively to the problem.
Dr Ruth Coon (Researcher QUB) and Patrick Garland, a former staff member at the Royal Victoria Hospital, discuss how working life and wellbeing of healthcare workers were affected by the Northern Ireland Troubles.