Elaine Mercer-Jones
elaine mercer jones

Dr Elaine Mercer-Jones

Lecturer

Biography

I have an MA, MSc and PhD, all from the University of Edinburgh. I have worked in social services research, and as a research assistant at the University of Otago in New Zealand. I have been at Edinburgh Napier since 1999. I my research interests include social history, in particular the history of tourism and the history of advertising, the history of women in medicine and the development of medical knowledge. I am also interested in critical marketing, gender studies, marketing communications and marketing ethics. I am module leader for the modules Marketing Communications (year 2); Marketing and Society (year 3); Marketing Ethics (year 4); Principles and Practices of Marketing (PG) and Social Media and Content Marketing (PG). I am Programme Leader for MSc Marketing Suite (MSc Marketing; MSc Marketing + Festival and Events Management, and MSc Marketing with Digital Strategy). I am year tutor for year 3 undergraduates and all MSc Marketing students. I write historical crime fiction in my spare time, and have had 6 novels published. I regularly undertake public lectures on archive research, history of medicine, the professionalisation of women in medicine, and creative writing.

Research Groups

Research Areas

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Invited Speaker

  • Creative Writing Workshop Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Aye Write Book Festival
  • Book Launch / Lecture on creative writing and 19th C medicine
  • Creative writing workshop Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
  • the professionalisation of early women doctors at Royal Collage of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen Archives: creative writing workshop
  • Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival
  • National Archives of Scotland: Archive research and creative writing
  • Writing and creativity: talk at Boroughmuir High School
  • RCSEd: Lecture o pre-anaesthetic surgery
  • Radio broadcast and EIBF appearance
  • Royal College of Surgeons' of Edinburgh: The Edinburgh Seven
  • RCPSG: creative writing and medical visualisation workshop

 

Media Activity

  • The Secret Life of Robert Burns
  • Who Do You Think You Are?

 

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Between seperate spheres: medical women and the development of VD services in Edinburgh.

Book
Thomson, E. (2001)
Between seperate spheres: medical women and the development of VD services in Edinburgh. In S. Sturdy (Ed.), Medicine and the Public Sphere: Britain 1550-2000, 107-122. Routledge

The unsung heroines of Victorian feminism: the executive committee of the Edinburgh Hospital for Women and Children, c1885-c1920'

Journal Article
Thomson, E. (2001)
The unsung heroines of Victorian feminism: the executive committee of the Edinburgh Hospital for Women and Children, c1885-c1920'. Review of Scottish Culture. 14, 58-64

Beware of worthless limitations: advertising in nursing periodicals c1888-1945

Book
Thomson, E. (2001)
Beware of worthless limitations: advertising in nursing periodicals c1888-1945. In McGann, S. & Mortimer, B. (Eds.). New Directions in Nursing History: International Perspectives. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 978 415 30433 4

Modern Times (1914-1990s): medicine and medical achievements.

Book
Thomson, E. (2000)
Modern Times (1914-1990s): medicine and medical achievements. In M. Lynch (Ed.), Oxford Companion to Scottish History, 154-156. Oxford University Press

Sick and tired of being sick and tired: working class women at the Edinburgh hospital for women and children c1885-c1899

Journal Article
Thomson, E. (2000)
Sick and tired of being sick and tired: working class women at the Edinburgh hospital for women and children c1885-c1899. Review of Scottish Culture. 13, 66-73

Physiology, Hygiene and the Entry of Women to the Medical Profession in Edinburgh c. 1869–c. 1900

Journal Article
Thomson, E. (2000)
Physiology, Hygiene and the Entry of Women to the Medical Profession in Edinburgh c. 1869–c. 1900. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 32, 105-126. doi:10.1016/S1369-8486(00)00027-3. ISSN 13698486
Academic physiology, as it was taught by John Hughes Bennett during the 1870s, involved an understanding of the functions of the human body and the physical laws which governe...

Advertising to nurses before the Second World War.

Book
Thomson, E. (2000)
Advertising to nurses before the Second World War. In Advertising in the Twentieth Century, 47-68. Merchiston Publishing

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