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Professor Malcolm Nicholson

Professor Malcolm Nicholson

Professor of the History of Medicine; Director, Centre for the History of Medicine



B.Sc., Zoology, (University of Aberdeen) - 1974
Diploma in Ecology, (University of Wales) - 1976
Ph.D., ‘The Development of Plant Ecology, 1790-1960’, (Science Studies Unit, University of Edinburgh) – 1984

I have been a member of staff at Glasgow University since 1990, having previously worked at the University of Amsterdam, University College, London, University of Edinburgh, and University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

Research and Teaching Interests

Scottish medicine, 20th century biomedicine, physical diagnosis, lay/practitioner interaction, obstetrics (20th century), paediatrics, nutrition.

Medicine and literature, with reference to Robert Burns and Anthony Trollope.

Ecological and environment thought as it relates to public health.


Teaching Materials:


  • Centre for the History of Medicine
  • College of Social Sciences, School of Social and Political Sciences