Historian of Medicine, Modern Britain and all things sexual health

welcome to The Clinic.

I’m Dr Anne Hanley — a historian and lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London. I hold a PhD from the University of Cambridge and, before joining Birkbeck, was a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

My work explores social and cultural attitudes towards, and political and medical interventions in, sexual health in Britain from the end of the Great War to the beginning of the AIDS crisis. This work isn’t just historically interesting. It also has important policy implications for healthcare today.

In addition to my teaching and research, I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and sit on the Executive Committee of the Society for the Social History of Medicine. I’m also a historical consultant for TV and Radio.