Senior Lecturer in History, University of Hertfordshire

Jennifer Evans is an early modern historian, whose research is focused on the body, medicine and gender and covers the period 1550-1750. To date her research has examined the understanding of infertility and its treatments in early modern England. She completed her PhD at the University of Exeter in 2011 and taught at the same university for two years before joining the University of Hertfordshire. 

She is founding editor and regular contributor to the Early Modern Medicine blog, which features posts by scholars in a range of fields exploring medicine and the body in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Alongside Ciara Meehan she is a director of the Perceptions of Pregnancy research network, which brings together scholars in a range of fields to examine all aspects of fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.

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