Dr Bríd Phillips joined the team at Health Professions Education in September 2018 to support curriculum development in the new major, Humanities in Health and Medicine, which commences in 2019.
Bríd has a clinical background in emergency nursing with a concurrent doctorate in English and Cultural Studies. She also worked in the field of the History of Emotions while conducting her doctoral research. Bríd is enthusiastic about this new area of focus both for students at the university and also for the teaching and research opportunities which it affords. Health humanities, having a fundamental interdisciplinary approach, will utilize the diverse experiences that Bríd brings to the role.
Currently she is exploring research options that will bring her work on emotions, English literature, and health humanities together in a meaningful way. Bríd is also the Director of the Moved Reading Project which is an initiative that utilizes the unique space of The New Fortune Theatre to provide a dynamic learning space for experiencing early modern drama. Together with Dr Steve Chinna they have brought eight plays to life with the help of students, colleagues, friends and family.