Brid Phillips


  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M500), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Bríd Phillips is a Senior Lecturer (Evaluation) in the Medical School 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 medical education, Shakespearean studies with a special interest in the history of emotions, narrative medicine, and health and medical humanities.

Roles and responsibilities

Senior Lecturer (Evaluation), Medical School, UWA

Co-founder, The Heart of the Matter Health Humanities project


Research interests

Medical Education

Shakespearean Studies

History of Emotions

Health Humanities

Medical Humanities



Current projects

  • Good Arts, Good Mental Health
  • The Heart of the Matter
  • 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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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