Members of the Future of Madness Network
Professor Coleborne is an internationally recognised historian of health and medicine with an extensive portfolio of research, teaching, administration and academic leadership. Her research and publishing in the histories of mental health, families, illness, colonial worlds and medical institutions, as well as in law and history, has attracted world-wide attention.
Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen is an ARC DECRA Fellow whose research focuses on the cultural and social histories of warfare in the modern world and, increasingly, the broader history of psychiatry, psychiatric patients and treatment regimes.
Effie's research is in the social history of war, focusing on military psychiatry and soldiering during the South African and Vietnam Wars. She has a PhD from Flinders University, and her monograph is entitled Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam: Words from the Battlefield (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016)
Dr Dunk is an historian of medicine and colonialism. His research is at the juncture between political, cultural, and intellectual history, exploring the ways that mental illness, especially, reveals the history of societies.
Robyn Dunlop is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Newcastle. Robyn's research focuses on the history of community psychiatry, with a special interest in mental health services in Newcastle (1960s-1980s) and their impacts. Her research draws upon archival sources and oral histories.
An expert in architectural design and theory, Dr Rebecca McLaughlan’s research shows a fascinating link between the built environment, our experiences of healthcare and a patient’s physical and emotional wellbeing.
As a Historian and Co-ordinator of the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab Ann has a strong commitment to historical and archival research of the Hunter region, collaborating with communities and cultural groups to develop new knowledge. Her key research areas are Newcastle's 'Coal River', Australian 'asylums', health history, Indigenous histories, and interested in the association between cultural heritage and well-being.