Dr Mona O'Brien

  • Effective Learning Adviser (Academic Services)
  • Affiliate (Comparative Literature) (School of Modern Languages & Cultures)

email: Mona.OBrien@glasgow.ac.uk

McMillan Round Reading Room, University Avenue, Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom, G12 8QF

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5640-2664

Biography

I am one of the Effective Learning Advisers for international students in the Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service. Alongside my colleague Dr Julia Bohlmann I work with international students from all subject areas, individually and through classes and workshops, supporting their development of effective learning, reading, research and writing practices. We also work to create and develop online resources to support international students’ learning and academic literacies development.

 

Research interests

My current research interests include academic literacies acquisition and development and the role of interdisciplinary collaboration therein.

Furthermore, my ongoing research explores the medical, social, legal, and emotional histories of pandemic and epidemic diseases during the medieval and early modern period (c.1400-1700). In 2021 I held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel to undertake my research project on religion and emotional responses to the great pox in early modern Germany.

I received my PhD in History from the University of Glasgow in 2019. In the same year I was awarded a McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for my paper on Franzosenärzte (‘French pox doctors’) in early modern Nuremberg.

Publications

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2024

Bohlmann, J. and O'Brien, M. (2024) International Students’ Starter Pack: Developing Good Practice for Students and Staff by Amplifying Student Voices. 17th Annual University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 09 Apr 2024.

2023

Struan, A. , O'Brien, M. C. , Hannaford, E. D. and Taylor, S. J. (2023) Staff-student collaboration across disciplines: an academic literacies approach. In: Abegglen, S., Burns, T. and Sinfield, S. (eds.) Collaboration in Higher Education: A New Ecology of Practice. Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 93-97. ISBN 9781350334052 (doi: 10.5040/9781350334083.ch-4)

2021

O'Brien, M. C. (2021) Practice and power: the rise and disappearance of the Franzosenärzte, or doctors of the French pox, in Nuremberg, 1495-1560. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 51(1), pp. 91-97. (doi: 10.4997/JRCPE.2021.123) (PMID:33877146)

2018

O'Brien, M. (2018) Plague and pox: contagion, continuity and change in municipal responses to epidemics in Frankfurt and Nuremberg (c. 1495-1510). [Website]

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Number of items: 4.

Articles

O'Brien, M. C. (2021) Practice and power: the rise and disappearance of the Franzosenärzte, or doctors of the French pox, in Nuremberg, 1495-1560. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 51(1), pp. 91-97. (doi: 10.4997/JRCPE.2021.123) (PMID:33877146)

Book Sections

Struan, A. , O'Brien, M. C. , Hannaford, E. D. and Taylor, S. J. (2023) Staff-student collaboration across disciplines: an academic literacies approach. In: Abegglen, S., Burns, T. and Sinfield, S. (eds.) Collaboration in Higher Education: A New Ecology of Practice. Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 93-97. ISBN 9781350334052 (doi: 10.5040/9781350334083.ch-4)

Conference or Workshop Item

Bohlmann, J. and O'Brien, M. (2024) International Students’ Starter Pack: Developing Good Practice for Students and Staff by Amplifying Student Voices. 17th Annual University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 09 Apr 2024.

Website

O'Brien, M. (2018) Plague and pox: contagion, continuity and change in municipal responses to epidemics in Frankfurt and Nuremberg (c. 1495-1510). [Website]

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Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2019: McCarthy Award for History of Medicine Research (Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh)

Research fellowships

  • 2021 - 2021: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Herzog August Bibliothek
  • 2021 - 2021: Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (funded by the Wellcome Trust), Early Career Fellowship
  • 2015 - 2018: Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship

Additional information

Academic and professional body membership

  • Early Career Member, Royal Historical Society