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Hi there, Welcome to my website! I am a medical military and suicide historian and I specialise in British military history over the last three centuries. I am currently researching the history of British Military Suicide from 1850-2018 with the aim to work with various organisations on ways to prevent future suicides as well as... Continue Reading →

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New Article – How WWI soldiers’ bodies were controlled, transformed and abused to secure victory

For Remembrance day 2020 I was lucky to have the option to write an article for conversation to coincide with my new book: War Bodies. The link to article is here.

Trailer For War Bodies – My New Book on the First World War

Meet me, Dr Simon Walker, and my dog Pupfessor Pond as we discuss my new book. https://videopress.com/v/hgZU8OPR?preloadContent=metadata You can purchase the book here or click on the book below. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/physical-control-transformation-and-damage-in-the-first-world-war-9781350123298/ Launch Event: Click here for launch event page Due to Covid and Lockdown, I wont be able to have a public launch event yet, however, I... Continue Reading →

New Book: A Long Century of British Military Suicide, 1900-2020: Silent Voices

Today I can announce that I have been awarded a contract by Palgrave McMillian for the publication of my forthcoming book 'A Long Century of British Military Suicide, 1900-2020: Silent Voices' I am so excited for this, military related suicide is my passion and I have been working towards this for several years. The book... Continue Reading →

Synthesising Super Soldiers – New Article

Very excited to say that my article on the links between medical humanities and science fiction has been released today. The Girl or The Weapon This article considers Doctor Who, Captain America, and River Tam as separate entities with relations to the physical construction, abuse, and trauma of member of military service in history. I... Continue Reading →

Suicide in Scottish Universities – A Call for Collaborative Research and Support

The above image refers to an excellent initiative based in England and Wales that is focused on mental health support and suicide prevention for University Students. Contained within the booklet is guidance on how to support students suffering from ill mental health, statistics related to the number of student suicides, and initiatives designed to support... Continue Reading →

Chasing Academia: At what point should we just give up? (Spoiler alert – When and If you want to!)

I'm in Islay today, finally taking my lunch after a long but great day in a school supporting young people get into university. It's decent work, but it looks likely my position will end in just over six months due to funding. In the best tradition of self-preservation, my search for a position related to... Continue Reading →

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