Researcher biography

Following her doctoral research, on the representation of leprosy in colonial Queensland, Jo Robertson took up a position as a researcher, at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, at the University of Oxford, as coordinator of the International Leprosy Association's Global Project for the History of Leprosy, with a steering committee of international experts. Drawing upon the considerable research base that this project established, she was commissioned to write a monograph on the recent history of leprosy, while based at the Institut d'Histoire de la Médecine et de la Santé, Centre Médicale Universitaire (CMU), at the University of Geneva, in Switzerland, which is a WHO collaborating centre. She is currently based in the School of Communication and Arts, in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia, where she is teaching in the Writing Area.

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