Edward is currently working on his PhD in the History of Art at University College London. Before, he received his MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and he completed his BA at UCL.
In his research, Edward favours interdisciplinary approaches which synthesise perspectives from the arts and sciences. He is currently working to reform the history of art against climate change – drawing upon fields as diverse as 20th century French philosophy, modernist experimental engineering, and contemporary Earth system science. In another project, he explored the interrelation of anatomy and art in 17th century Europe, focussing on the production, dissemination, and significance of anatomical atlases to the development of surgery. This research inspired the founding of Reforming Anatomy, which was established to support collaborations between contemporary artists and medical doctors, challenging the divisions which have developed between the disciplines.
Elle is a final year clinical medical student at University College London who has a first class honours iBSc degree in neuroscience and has a keen interest in neurology and child health. In addition to her academic studies she teaches anatomy to medical students and has research projects in medical education, stroke and epilepsy. Elle has pursued her interest in the interplay between the worlds of art and medicine through a variety of channels; she has curated several art exhibitions, works as a medical advisor for Body Worlds London and is a founding member of Reforming Anatomy. Elle believes strongly in the importance of creative methods and thinking in improving patient experience and wellbeing.
Max Jay Greenfield,
Pranay is a final year medical student at University College London with a first class honours iBSc degree in Global Health from the faculty of Population Health sciences. His fascination for the human body and its mechanics has led to a keen interest in Trauma & Orthopaedics. He’s currently involved in research projects in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He’s also a founding member of the London Undergraduate Orthopaedic Society. From his work he realises that medicine is as much art as it is science and that creativity is fundamental in improving patient care.