Meet the Staff



Dr Brandy Schillace is the Editor-in-Chief of Medical Humanities.

Blog Editor

Dr Anna McFarlane is the blog editor for Medical Humanities. She is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Glasgow, working on the project ‘Products of Conception: Science Fiction and Pregnancy, 1968-2015’. She worked as a research assistant on the Wellcome Trust-funded Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities project (2015-2017) and is the co-editor of Adam Roberts: Critical Essays (Gylphi, 2016).

Blog Assistant

Chris Pak is the editor of the Science Fiction Research Association’s SFRA Review and the author of Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction (Liverpool University Press, 2016). Alongside his interest in the Medical Humanities, he is fascinated by science and culture in literature, film and other media, the Environmental Humanities and the Digital Humanities. More information can be found on his website.

Film and Media Correspondent

Dr Khalid Ali, senior lecturer in Geriatrics and Stroke Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Khalid has written film reviews since 2002. In 2014 he was selected as a programmer for the Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), and in January 2017 he founded the First Arab Forum for Medicine in Film, Egypt Medfest.

Global Health Corresponent

Dr. Ayesha Ahmad is a philosopher with a PhD in medical ethics. She is a lecturer in Global Health at St George’s University of London, and an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute for Global Health, University College London. She specialises in mental health and the humanities in the context of gender-based violence in conflict, developing trauma therapeutic interventions using traditional storytelling in extreme situations, such as in Afghanistan. She is also a writer of poetry.

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