Introduction: Medical Humanities

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Oxford’s Medical Humanities programme are pleased to introduce its two main contacts. Dr Sally Frampton and Louie Fooks. Feel free to get in touch with them directly if you have any questions about the programme or would like to get involved with us.

Dr Sally Frampton is the Humanities and Healthcare Fellow. Sally is keen to build up a network of medical and healthcare humanities researchers at the University, with an emphasis on fostering interdisciplinary collaborations between those in the humanities and those in medical sciences and healthcare. She would be interested to hear from researchers pursuing work in this area. Her own academic training and background is in the history of medicine, health and illness from 1750 to the present, and she has worked on a number of interdisciplinary medical humanities projects at the University of Oxford, including Constructing Scientific Communities ( and Diseases of Modern Life ( Sally has particular interests in surgery and first aid, changing understandings of medical innovation, and the relationship between health, medicine and the media. She is also interested in the development of new and creative public engagement resources based on humanities research.

Contact Sally at:


Louie Fooks is the Humanities and Healthcare Policy Officer for the Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership and Humanities Division. She has a background in policy, learning and strategic communications, mainly gained within international development organisations. Louie started her career working for global health charity Action Health. She is working to build interest and skills in policy engagement with researchers working on humanities and healthcare. She is gathering examples of good practice, helping to facilitate networking and collaboration, and developing guidance for researchers. Louie is keen to hear from those interested in humanities and healthcare policy and is able to offer individual support on policy planning and strategic communications as capacity allows. Please contact her to discuss. She directly supports the policy work of the OHVP, particularly work on advancing medical professionalism and the compassion workshops with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Contact Louie at: