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FAY BOUND ALBERTI, DPhil

Dr Fay Bound Alberti is a writer and cultural historian who has published widely on the histories of medicine and science, gender, the body and emotions. Fay co-founded the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary University of London where she remains Honorary Senior Research Fellow. Specialisms include illness, disease and the body, the history and ethics of cosmetic surgery, the relationship between mind and body and gender politics. Fay’s most recent book is This Mortal Coil: The Human Body in History and Culture (Oxford University Press, 2016). She is a regular blogger for The History Girls, a group of best-selling, award-winning writers of historical fiction and non-fiction. Fay is currently writing two monographs: one on face transplants and the other on loneliness. Both books engage with the changing meanings of individual and social identity in a global, digital age.

In addition to her research and writing, Fay is an experienced policy advisor and Head of Philanthropy. She acted as a Consultant to the UK Government on Open Access and transparency and was a member of the Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG) (2010). Fay has advised the British Library, Ithaka and the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and acts as a reviewer for publishers including History Workshop Journal, Medical History, Yale University Press, Oxford University Press and Palgrave. She also advises on funding applications for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the European Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. As a result of her work on the history and politics of cosmetic surgery, she has been consulted by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Fay has also worked as Head of Philanthropy for the Arcadia Fund and Head of Medical Humanities Grants for the Wellcome Trust. She provides freelance consulting services in interdisciplinary research, evaluation and impact.

 Publications

Policy papers, Books, Articles and Chapters

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Events

From Face off to the Face Race: The Death of Isabelle Dinoire and the Emotional History of Face Transplants,’ The Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, 1 November 2016

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Media Appearances

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Twitter Feeds

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June 24, 2017, 7:09 pm

RT @Channel4News: "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn, Oh Jeremy Corbyn". Glastonbury crowds cheer the Labour leader as he delivers a political speech. http…

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June 23, 2017, 9:00 am

RT @DickKingSmith: Word of the day: 'Epicurean' - a person (or hedgehog) devoted to sensual enjoyment, especially that derived from fine fo…

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June 23, 2017, 6:23 am

This is the kind of heartfelt love I'm talking about at the Flavell Symposium. https://t.co/Umj5u6IY1d 2/2

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June 23, 2017, 6:22 am

Man cycles 2600 miles to hear his dead daughter's heart. https://t.co/8r4vrxcl3h 1/2

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June 22, 2017, 5:11 pm

Very happy to attend @Nuffbioethics launch of #cosmeticprocedures report. Fantastic work by a great group of people. https://t.co/lurDLlcemd

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June 22, 2017, 11:12 am

RT @Wonkhe: HEFCE's press release for #TEF has already raised a few eyebrows. @antbagshaw takes a deeper look https://t.co/9ythfSdT4q

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