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Maëlle Duchemin-Pelletier

 Maëlle Duchemin-Pelletier

PhD candidate



As an undergraduate, I did a Bachelor in History and a Bachelor in English. I graduated for both bachelors, with merit for the BA in History, in June 2011 from the University Lumière Lyon 2.

I was a French Assistant at Sir Thomas Rich’s Grammar School, Gloucester from October 2011 to May 2012.

I did the MSc History (with an emphasis on the History of Medicine) at the University of Glasgow and graduated in October 2013 with Merit.

I started my PhD in History of Medicine at the University of Glasgow in October 2013, and I am currently in my third year.

I participated to the University of Glasgow 3MT 2015.

I presented a paper to the Social History Society Annual Conference on 31 March 2015 in Portsmouth on ‘the changing legal and medical status of stillborn babies in Britain in the twentieth century’.

I gave a presentation on ‘the Management of stillbirth in the United Kingdom’ at the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine 14th Biennial Conference/International Society for the History of Medicine VIII Meeting “Missions, Methods and Management” on 2 June 2015 in Sydney, Australia. I also wrote a report on the ANZSHM/ISHM conference for the Society for the Social History of Medicine Gazette volume 70 (August 2105).
I participated to the Ben Haneman Memorial Student Prize 2015, my essay was judged as Highly Commended.

I have been a member of the Committee for the IHAWC student-led Conference, held on 8 June 2015.

Research and Teaching Interests

I am interested in the history of death and the history of pregnancy, but more precisely on stillbirth from the medical, religious and legal perspectives.



Teaching Materials:


  • Centre for the History of Medicine