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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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For The Love Of All Deities! At Least Tell Me You Don’t Want Me! – The Secret Life of Academic Applications & Being Ghosted

The impact of tearing up my application, ... ahem er Robot Heart!Photo by burak kostak on Pexels.com Another day, another disappointment as some declines came in for roles I had applied for. WAIT! Before you run away, this is not a self-pitying post I promise, actually: it's a thank you. Now while two of them... Continue Reading →

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 →

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