Jessica Campbell (University of Edinburgh)

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University of Edinburgh
Jessica Campbell

Jessica is an ESRC-funded student within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. Her current research focuses on the relationship between madness, creativity and experience with a primary emphasis on the patient’s view. Her 2018 MScR thesis entitled ‘The Boundaries of Madness’ explored the notion of space and identity through an examination of the patient-produced writings of nineteenth and twentieth-century Scottish asylum magazines. Her doctoral project ‘From Moral Treatment to Mad Culture’ seeks to extend upon the interconnected themes of creativity and patient expression through a historical enquiry into the nature of alternative psychiatric therapies in Britain since 1840.