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Wellcome Trust University Award

Wellcome Trust University AwardClaas Kirchhelle (2012, DPhil History) has secured a Wellcome Trust University Award with University College Dublin and started in Dublin in January. The award comes with a tenured post as Lecturer/Assistant Professor and three years of full research time.

At UCD Dr Kirchhelle plans to explore the history of animal welfare science as well as the global history of typhoid, epidemiological surveillance, and microbial collections. He has written about the causes of the current typhoid emergency on The Conversation

Dr Kirchhelle’s new book, Pyrrhic Progress: The History of Antibiotics in Anglo-American Food Production, on the history of antibiotics and AMR in food production, is being published at the end of this month. The book is based on his doctoral research, which took place at Univ, and won the Dev Family Prize for the best thesis in the history of medicine.

The book’s launch will take place at the Oxford Martin School on 11 February. Mark Harrison, Professor of the History of Medicine and Co-Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, will introduce the book then Dr Kirchelle will discuss some of the highlights.

You can follow Claas on Twitter and find more information about Pyrrhic Progress on the Blackwell’s website.

Published: 30 January 2020

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