• The University of Western Australia (M414), 35 Stirling Highway, Office 4, Health Professions Education Bldg, Crawley Avenue, Nedlands

    6009 Perth


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Bríd Phillips is a lecturer in Health Humanities at UWA. She holds a PhD in English and Cultural Studies (UWA 2017), an MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (UWA, 2012), and a BA in English and Classics (UWA 2010). She also has an extensive clinical background in emergency nursing. Her research is focused on Shakespeare studies with a special interest in the history of emotions, narrative medicine, health and medical humanities, and the history of medicine.

Roles and responsibilities

Director, The Renaissance Moved Reading Project

Research interests

Late medieval and early modern literature

History of Emotions

Health Humanities

Medical Humanities



Current projects

  • Monograph based on PhD thesis: 'Colour, Emotion, and Affect in the Drama of William Shakespeare'
  • Communication in Health and Well-Being
  • Literature in Health and Well-Being
  • Moved/staged readings as an educational tool

Teaching overview

BMED3001: Narrative Medicine for Research, Education and Practice

BMED2001: Humanities in Health and Medicine

IMED5805: Innovation and Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education

ENGL3602: Shakespeare: Page, Stage, Screen

HIST3017: Mysticism, Melancholy, and Madness

ENGL1002: LIterary Classics

ENGL2602: Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies

ENGL2601: Narrative and Culture in Pre-Modern England

HUMA4001: Feeling the Past: Emotions in History



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