Hi there, Welcome to my website! I am a medical military historian and historical suicidologist 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... Continue Reading →
What are Museums actually for today? These were the questions I asked myself as I wandered around the amazing collects of the National Museum of Scotland today. #museums #museumsmusings
The word 'invalid' has existed for over 2000 years. It's meaning has changed and evolved. Recently the word describe wounded troops or disabled individuals, but also meant 'not valued' - this article considers the damage of a label and questions how the interpretations of invalid have linked to discriminate and segregate.
After being told today that someone in my life is dying - it seems only right that for the final article of #mentalhealthawarenessweek, I will be looking at grief, responsibility and death rituals.
As we come to the end of #mentalhealthawarenessweek I wanted to look at something a little more positive than some of the previous articles I have posted. This article looks at ways that you can improve your mental state - and it does it through the power of MUSSSIIICCCC (Namely - Eurovision). I am a... Continue Reading →
I don't belong here! I am an Impostor! That is the topic of today 'mentalhealthawarenessweek article! Dr Who?: The Battle Against Impostor Syndrome. (Basically worth a ready for my reworking of Lose Yourself) - Sing it with me!
Military Suicide is a growing concern but a historic issue. This post for #mentalhealthawarenessweek discusses the impact on Scottish soldiers and explains how these deaths have often been hidden from history.
Academia is like playing 3D chess blindfolded on the back of a motorcycle whilst drunk and having had no one explain the rules - yet like the best Supervillains we get back up. #mentalhealthweek
#bebodykind is the theme of the 2019 #mentalhealthweek so in article I explore the impact of commodification, socialised perfection, and fat shaming in 21st century society.