Dr Ian Miller
Lecturer in Medical History
Ian completed his PhD at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, in 2009. He has since taught medical and Irish history at University College Dublin (2009-10) and held an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (UCD, 2010-13) and a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship (UU, 2013-16). Ian is the author of various peer-reviewed journal articles, policy pieces and book reviews. In 2011, he published A Modern History of the Stomach: Gastric Illness, Medicine and British Society, 1800-1950 with Pickering and Chatto. A second monograph, Reforming Food in Post-Famine Ireland: Medicine, Science and Improvement, 1845-1922, was published by Manchester University Press in 2014. He is also the author of Water: A Global History (Reaktion Books, 2015) and co-editor (with David Durnin) of Medicine, Health and Irish Experiences of Conflict, 1914-45 (Manchester University Press, 2016).
Ian is currently developing his long-standing interests in prison medicine and force-feeding. Since the suffragettes first went on hunger strike in 1909, the force-feeding of prisoners against their will has caused considerable controversy. Ianís current research explores the ethical complexities of force-feeding by examining the experiences of suffragettes, Irish republican prisoners (in the War of Independence and Civil War), First World War conscientious objectors, peace protestors, convict prisoners and IRA prisoners including Marion and Dolours Price in the 1970s. Ian is also exploring the ethical issues that have surrounded the use of feeding tubes on comatose, permanently vegetative, anorexic and elderly patients.
an has held visiting fellowships at Max Planck Center for the History of Emotions (Berlin), INSERM (Paris) and Institute for General Practice and Community Medicine (Oslo). He is currently on the Ulster Society for Historical Studies Committee, HSTM Network Ireland committee and is a member of the Irish Modern Urban History Group. Recently, he has organised the History of Medicine in Ireland Essay Prize at CHOMI-UU. He regularly acts as consultant for production companies including the BBC and FinePoint Films. He has presented at universities in places including Zurich, Paris, Amsterdam, Oxford, Uppsala, Dublin, Cambridge, Barcelona and Manchester.
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