Charlotte Orr

Research title: Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932): Physician-Writer of the British Empire

Research Summary

My research focuses on the writings and reception of Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932), physician, malariologist, writer and polymath. By drawing upon The Ross Collection archive at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and conceptualising my findings in relation to recent Medical Humanities scholarship on Victorian physician-writers, colonial and post-colonial literature, and science fiction, I will create the first critique of Ross’s literature, examining the relationship between his literary and medical careers and placing it within the wider context of criticism on colonial medicine.