School of History, Classics & Archaeology

About our staff

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Dr Gayle Davis

MA (Hons), MPhil, PhD

Senior Lecturer; History of Medicine


Contact information
Address: Room 00M.29, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 8348
Office hours: Mondays and Thursdays 2 - 3.30pm

Born in Glasgow, I am a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. I was lucky enough to then be adopted by two tremendous social historians: Professor Roger Davidson at the University of Edinburgh (2001-4) and Professor Anne Crowther at the University of Glasgow (2004-6). Amongst other skills gleaned in this period, I learned how to navigate the M8 with my eyes closed. In 2007 I had the good fortune to return to the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh upon receiving a Wellcome Trust University Award.

External appointments
  • Chair of Wellcome Trust Research Resources Funding Committee
  • Member of Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Interview Committee
  • Member of Editorial Board for History of Psychiatry, Scottish Archives, and Palgrave Communications
  • Examiner for the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London'
  • Organiser of the Edinburgh History of Medicine Group seminar series, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Useful Links

For details of the Edinburgh History of Medicine Group seminar series, please see:

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