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I am Professor of Classical Studies, and I moved to the OU from the University of Reading in 2011. My first degree, at UCL, was in Ancient History and Social Anthropology; I then held research fellowships in Cambridge and Newcastle, taught in Liverpool for 8 years, and came to Reading on a Wellcome Trust University Award in 1996. I have been a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (2001), a Lansdowne Visiting Lecturer at the University of Victoria, British Columbia (2002), and a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin (2005). In Spring 2014 I was the Käthe Leichter Visiting Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Vienna. My history of medicine interests include my service from 1998-2003 as the co-editor of Social History of Medicine (Oxford University Press), and membership of a variety of funding committees at the Wellcome Trust, including several years as Chair of the Research Resources in Medical History Committee and membership of the main History of Medicine Grants Panel and the Strategic and Enhancement Awards Committee.
Professor Helen King (2020) Opening the body of fluids: Taking in and pouring out in Renaissance readings of Classical women, Routledge
Professor Helen King (2019-11-14) Hippocrates Now: The 'Father of Medicine' in the Internet Age, Bloomsbury
Professor Helen King (2019-03) Hippocratic whispers: telling the story of the life of Hippocrates on the internet, Classical Press of Wales (In Press)
Professor Helen King (2019-02) Reflection: Phrontis: The Patient Meets the Text, Oxford University Press
Professor Helen King (2018) Women and doctors in ancient Greece, Cambridge University Press
Professor Helen King (2018-05-09) 'First behead your viper’: acquiring knowledge in Galen’s poison stories, Routledge
Professor Helen King and Gabriella Zuccolin (2018-05) Rethinking nosebleeds: gendering spontaneous bleedings in medieval and early modern medicine, University of Pennsylvania Press
Professor Helen King and Monica H Green (2018-04-07) On the misuses of medical history, In The Lancet 10128(391)
Professor Helen King (2015) Between male and female in ancient medicine 23, Fink Verlag
Professor Helen King and Jo Brown (2014-10-28) Thucydides and the plague, Wiley