Louella McCarthy


Professor Louella’s McCarthy’s work examines the interactions between medicine and society from a number of different perspectives. Her main focus is the changing nature of medicine and its practice over time. This, she says, “incorporates both practitioners and patients, as well as the ‘spatial’, locating both the sites of medical practice and the influences of place for people”.

As an ‘engaged scholar’, she seeks to foster collaborations with people outside of the university. She sees “public engagement as an important role for academics who live the dictum that (women’s) words can change the world!”

The History of Prison Medical Services is a current example of engaged research.



Event: Creative Dialogues with the South Coast Writers Centre – Women in Prison: Then and Now
Professor Louella McCarthy & Dr. Jane Carey

Date, Time: Sunday 26th November 2017 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Venue: Wollongong Art Gallery 


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