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Moira Hansen

 Moira Hansen

PhD candidate



I began work as a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow in 2015. I'm based in Scottish Literature but also working with staff in Psychiatry on an inter-disciplinary project entitled ‘”Melancholy and low spirits are half my disease”: Physical and mental health in the life and work of Robert Burns’.

I graduated MA English, with merit, from the Open University in 2015, adding to my BA(Hons) English Language and Literature (OU; 2008) and BSc(Hons) Pharmacology (Dundee; 2002). I’m particularly excited to be bringing together my arts and sciences backgrounds in a single project which will contribute to both fields.

I also hold a PGDE Secondary English and PGDip Professional Studies in Education, having spent 7 years working within the Scottish secondary education system prior to returning to full-time academia.

Details of publications can be found on my staff page (https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/critical/staff/moirahansen/)

Research and Teaching Interests

Creativity and mental health, literature and science, history of science (particularly medicine), Romanticism, long eighteenth century, Robert Burns.




  • College of Arts, School of Critical Studies
  • College of MVLS, School of Medicine