Anne Whitehead

Anne Whitehead is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics. She was a co-editor of The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) and author of Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction (Edinburgh University Press, 2017). Her next monograph, on the representation of suicide, will be forthcoming in Bloomsbury’s Critical Interventions in the Medical and Health Humanities series.

Anne is currently collaborating with Judith Rankin, Professor of Maternal and Child Health, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, on a project concerning neonatal loss. Anne is a steering group member of the Northern Network for Medical Humanities, and she sits on the advisory board of the Edinburgh University Press book series Contemporary Cultural Studies of Illness, Health, and Medicine.

Anne welcomes applications from PhD students in any area of her research interests.