Dr. Robert G. W. Kirk.

PI and Reader in Medical History and Humanities

Rob’s research examines non-human animals in human cultures, particularly nonhuman roles in science, medicine and technology as well as the place of animals in history and historical writing. He is interested in how lived relationships drive historical change, shaping the always emergent cultures, identities, knowledge, practices, and values that shape changing understandings of health and wellbeing.


Rob is also part of an interdisciplinary team investigating how the humanities and social sciences might contribute to understanding and advancing laboratory animal science and welfare.