Dr Lynsey Cullen
Lynsey Cullen is a Daphne Jackson Fellow at the University of York in the Department of History.
Lynsey has a BA in History from Cardiff University which sparked an interest in Medical History. Lynsey won a Wellcome Trust’s Master’s Studentship in Humanities and Social Science which she undertook at Oxford Brookes University and for which she looked at the history of patients through the Victorian era. Her work included a study on the first woman Almoner (a modern day social worker), which was later published as a paper.
Following her MA, Lynsey reapplied to the Wellcome Trust and received funding for her PhD during which she continued her research into patient case records from the early 20th century. This was also undertaken at Oxford Brookes University.
Returning to research after a break of nine years Lynsey wants to retrain in the advancing digital methods now being used in the Arts and Humanities and to continue her investigation of medical records through the Victorian era, to see what information was recorded and how this has been discussed in sources such as the media.
Lynsey’s two year Fellowship is sponsored by the University of York, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Due to finish in 2024 her Fellowship project is titled: Patient Data and the Media, 1860s to Present: Using historical scandals to explain current distrust surrounding access to medical data.