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Sally Frampton

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Dr Sally Frampton is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the AHRC funded project Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries. The project uses the framing of ‘Citizen Science’ - an increasingly popular method of data collection, whereby scientific research is undertaken by nonprofessional scientists – to consider how ‘public’ participation in science was understood in the nineteenth century. Sally’s research focuses on the place of the public in medical knowledge-making at this time, particularly as facilitated through the medical periodicals. From vicars’ contributions to disease statistics, to the role of laypeople in the publishing of medical journals, her research looks to the rich variety of ways professional and non-professional persons interacted within sites of medicine. Sally’s other major research interest is the history of surgery.