Angela Woods (she/her)

Angela Woods is a Professor of Medical Humanities at the University of Durham where she is also Director of the Institute for Medical Humanities and Director of the Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities funded by the Wellcome Trust. Previously she was the Co-Director of Hearing the Voice, an ten-year interdisciplinary study of voice-hearing. Angela’s research focuses on the interplay between theoretical and subjective accounts of unusual experience and new modes of ‘doing interdisciplinarity.’ In a series of collaborative position papers and edited collections she has argued strongly for a ‘critical’ turn in the medical humanities, as reflected especially in The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities (2016) edited with Anne Whitehead and colleagues. She has been an Associate Editor of the BMJ Medical Humanities Journal since 2015, and was the founding editor, in 2010, of Durham’s award-winning Centre for Medical Humanities blog, upon which The Polyphony is founded.