Dr Rhodri Hayward
Location: Arts Two 2.32
Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7882 2863
Dr Rhodri Hayward studied history as an undergraduate at Lancaster University before going to Edinburgh to take an MSc in the sociology of scientific knowledge. He returned to Lancaster for his doctoral research on the relationship between psychology and religion in Victorian and Edwardian Britian. He has held posts at Exeter, East Anglia, Lancaster and University College London. He joined Queen Mary in September 2007.
Dr Hayward is interested in the impact of psychology, neurobiology and medicine on the popular understanding of selfhood in modern Britain. He has published on the history of emotions, neuropsychiatry, prophecy, dreams, demonology, electrophysiology and cybernetics.
He has recently completed books on the history of and politics of the unconscious (Resisting History: Religious Transcendence and the Invention of the Unconscious (Manchester, 2007) and the uptake of psychosomatic medicine in the UK (Self Cures: Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain (forthcoming).
His current project (funded by the Wellcome Trust) examines the the emergence of psychiatric epidemiology in the United Kingdom and its role in transforming individual psychological states into objects of government policy and intervention.
Transforming MIND: mental charity and mental patients, 1943-1983
Responsible Scientists, Reliable Animals: constructing standard animals, 1940-70
Between Love and Aggression: The Politics of John Bowlby
Theses under supervision:
The Invention of Parasuicide: Psychiatry in Post-War Britain
Hysteria and the theatrical personalty in the fin de siecle
Psychiatric education in Modern Britain
“Unable to give any account of himself”: Male experiences of Stanley Royd asylum, Wakefield, 1880-1900 (co-supervision with Pat Thane, IHR)
The Great Dread: responses to influenza in peace and war, 1889-1919 (co-supervision with Roger Cooter, UCL)
Dr Hayward would be pleased to supervise dissertations in the history of psychiatry, psychology or the human sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
‘Darwin’s Changing Expression and the Making of the Modern State’ in Angelique Richardson (ed.), Darwin and the Emotions, (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, *forthcoming, *2012)
'Sadness in Camberwell: Imagining Stress and Consturcting History in Post-War Britain' in David Cantor and Edmund Ramsden (eds), Stress, Trauma and Adaptation in the Twentieth Century (Rochester, NY: Rochester University Press, 2012)
‘Medicine and Mind’, in Mark Jackson (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 524-43.
‘Making Psychiatry English: The Maudsley Hospital and the Munich Model’, in Volker Roelcke, Paul J. Weindling, Louise Westwood (eds.), International Relations in Psychiatry: Britain, Germany, and the United States through World War II. (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2010), ch. 4
‘Enduring Emotions: James Halliday and the Invention of the Psychosocial’, Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 100 [Special Issue on Emotional Economies of Science] (2009): 827-838.
Resisting History: Popular Religion and the Origins of the Unconscious, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007.
‘Desperate Housewives and Model Amoebae: the invention of suburban neurosis in inter-war Britain’ in M. Jackson (ed), Health and the Modern Home(London: Routledge, 2007): 42-62.
‘From Clever Hans to Michael Balint: Emotion, Influence and the Unconscious in British Medical Practice’ in Fay Bound-Alberti (ed), Medicine, Emotion and Disease, 1700-1950(Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006): 144-68.
‘Grey Walter: Die erotische Neurowissenschaft und die Kybernetik des Gehilfenproblems’, in Cornelius Borck and Armin Schaffer (eds), Psychographien: Medientechnologie und de Wissenschaften vom Leben (Frankfurt: Diaphanes, 2006): 61-86
''Much Exaggerated': The End of the History of Medicine', Journal of Contemporary History, 40, 2005, pp 167-78.
'Neurology and the Resurgence of Demonology in Edwardian Britain', Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 78, 1, 2004, pp 37-58.
'The Tortoise and the Love Machine: Grey Walter and the Politics of Electro-encephalography', Science in Context, 14, 4, 2001, pp 615-41.
'Policing Dreams: History and Moral Uses of the Unconscious', History Workshop Journal, 49, 1, 2000, pp 143-60. Revised version in D Pick and L Roper (eds) Dreams and History (London: Brunner-Routledge, 2004): 159-77.
Madness and Medicine in Modern Britain (Level 5)