Professor Tilli Tansey
Emeritus Professor of Medical History and Pharmacology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Tansey is Emeritus Professor of History of Medicine and Pharmacology at the William Harvey Research Institute of Barts & The London School of Medicine, and Honorary Professor in Neuroscience of Physiology and Pharmacology at UCL. With a PhD in neuroscience she worked for some years in medical research, before taking a second PhD in medical history. She was appointed to the academic staff of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in 1990 specialising in the history of modern medical sciences, especially physiology and pharmacology, and developing the famous ‘Witness Seminar’ approach to modern medicine, of which she co-edited over 70 volumes.
She was awarded an OBE in January 2015 ‘for services to research in the medical sciences and to the public understanding of science’. She is, inter alia, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and an Honorary Fellow of the RSM.