Northern Centre for the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities

Ellen Tullo

Teaching and Research Fellow
Newcastle's Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing, Newcastle University


Dr Ellen Tullo currently holds a teaching fellowship at Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and has an honorary clinical contract with Newcastle NHS Trust Research.

Ellen completed her MA in History of Medicine at Newcastle University in 2006, which she studied as a junior doctor, winning the Pybus Prize for Outstanding Performance in the History of Medicine MA Programme along the way.  An abridged version of her dissertation has been published under the title 'Plague of Icy Breath. Cholera and the Gateshead Community 1831-1832' in Gesnerus (see below).

She is now studying for a PhD in medical education.


Tullo, E. 'Plague of Icy Breath. Cholera and the Gateshead Community 1831-1832', Gesnerus, 67(1), 2010, pp. 6-29

Tullo, E. 'Duke Ferdinand; patient or possessed? The reflection of contemporary medical discourse in John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi', Medical Humanities, 36(1), 2010, pp.19-22

Tullo, E. 'Trepanation and Roman medicine: a comparison of osteoarchaeological remains, material culture and written texts', Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 40(2), 2010, pp.165–71.

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