Dr Iain Hutchison
I was awarded my PhD by the University of Strathclyde in 2004.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. I serve on the Boards of the Disability History Association and the Scottish Records Association. I am Reviews Editor for H-Disability.
A History of Disability in Nineteenth-Century Scotland (Mellen Press, 2007)
Feeling Our History: The Experience of Blindness and Sight Loss in Edwardian Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders (RNIB Scotland, 2015)
Hearing Our History: RNIB research volunteers discuss the experience of blindness and sight loss in Edwardian Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders (RNIB Scotland, 2015)
Child Health in Scotland: a History of Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children (with Malcolm Nicolson and Lawrence Weaver) (Erskine: Scottish History Press, 2016).
Disability and the Victorians: Attitudes, interventions, legacies edited with Martin Atherton and Jaipreet Virdi (Manchester University Press, 2020)
Research and Teaching Interests
I am a historian of disability focusing mainly on the period covering the late eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
- Child Health in Scotland
- From Microbes to Matrons: infection control in British hospitals, c1870-1970
- Seeing Our History
- Studies in the History of Medicine from 1850 to 2000 (Economic and Social History, MSc in History)
- Topics in the History of Medicine (MVLS/History, second year)