Dr Caitlin Mahar
PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia; MA, Monash University, Australia; BA (Hons), University of Melbourne, Australia
- Faculty of Health, Arts & Design
- School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
- Department of Social Sciences
- AS417 Hawthorn campus
Caitlin is an historian whose research focuses on cultural and medical histories of dying and pain in Britain and Australia. She has a BA (Hons) degree in History and English from the University of Melbourne and a MA in Public History from Monash University. Her 2016 PhD thesis exploring the history of euthanasia won the University of Melbourne’s Dennis-Wettenhall Prize for Australian History. Prior to joining Swinburne she taught literature in the Trinity College Foundation Studies program and worked as a researcher in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.
Caitlin teaches HIS10004 Australian History; HIS10003 Global History; HIS30002 Gender and History
History; Euthanasia; Palliative Medicine; Dying; Pain
Fields of Research
- Historical Studies - 210300
- 2018, National, Early Career Mentorship, AHA-Copyright Agency
- 2016, Other, Dennis-Wettenhall Prize, University of Melbourne
- 2015, International, ANZSHM Ben Haneman Memorial Prize, Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
- 2012, International, Roy Porter Essay Prize, Society for the Social History of Medicine, UK
- 2013 (current): Member, Australian Historical Association, Australia
- 2009 (current): Member, PHA (Vic & Tas), Australia
- 2012 (current): Member, Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine, Asia/Pacific
Also published as: Mahar, Caitlin; Mahar, C.
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