D Phil Oxon [with BA and MA by incorporation]: Modern History, St John’s College, Oxford, 1978-85. Thesis title: ‘The Cultural Life of Bristol, 1640-1775’. Supervisor: Keith Thomas (Examiners Paul Slack and Roy Porter)
BA Cantab: History, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, 1974-7. Starred First/First
Emeritus Professor of (Early Modern) History, University of Exeter 2021-
Visiting Professor of Early Modern History, Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet (LMU), Munich (2021-2024)
Personal Chair/ Professor of Early Modern History, University of Exeter, 2012-2020
Associate Professor in History, University of Exeter, 2006-12
Senior Lecturer in History, University of Exeter, 1995-2006
Lecturer in History, University of Exeter, 1985-95
Lecturer in History, Brasenose College, Oxford University, 1983-5
Research Assistant, Wellcome Unit for History of Medicine, Oxford University, 1982-5
Managerial Leadership Roles and Major Initiatives
Dean of Taught Programmes (university level), University of Exeter, 2008-2012
Head of School of Historical, Political and Sociological Studies expanded from 1 August 2005 as School of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1998-2008
Head of Department of History & Archaeology, 1995-8
Co-founder of the Centre for Medical History (the Centre has been the most successful grant-raising centre within history/the humanities with over £12 million in grants)
As Head of School I played a major part in the establishment of Egenis, the university’s first ESRC-funded research centre (approx. value £5,000,000)
Research Grants and Fellowships
Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in Medical Humanities on ‘The Medical World of Early Modern England, Ireland and Wales c.1500-1715’ (£906,000, 2012-2018). Principal Investigator.
Wellcome Trust, ISSF2 Seedcorn Funding award for support of biomedical and medical humanities research at University of Exeter (£500,000, 2014-16). Co-investigator.
EPSRC ‘Bridging the Gaps’ award (£500,000, 2009-12). Co-investigator with responsibility for the ‘Communications’ strand.
AHRC for a Collaborative Doctoral Training award for a PhD student to work on the social history of the cloth trade in Exeter c. 1570-1710 (£50,000, 2011-13). Lead Supervisor.
Formal Grantholder for Wellcome University Award post for Dr (now Professor) Mark Jackson (1999-2004), and for several Wellcome Trust studentships, and co-applicant for Wellcome Strategic Awards in 2003 and 2008 (£750,000 awarded on each occasion)
Leverhulme Fellowship 1993-4 (£23,000)
Choate Fellow at Harvard University 1977-8 (Other Advanced Student) (fully funded)