Alison Moulds is a part-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant on Diseases of Modern Life. Her research looks at how the medical profession responded to new domestic technologies (e.g. the telephone and motor car) in rural general practice. Alongside this, she is also interested in the profession's representation of working conditions in the retail industry. She recently completed her DPhil English Literature at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. Her thesis was entitled 'Constructing professional identities in medical writing and fiction, c. 1830s-1910s'. She has also worked as a part-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the AHRC-funded project Constructing Scientific Communities. In addition to her role on Diseases, Alison is Engagement Fellow on Surgery & Emotion, a Wellcome Trust-funded project based at the University of Roehampton and Communications Officer for the British Society for the History of Science. She has an MA in Victorian Studies from Birkbeck, University of London, which she completed while working full time in health policy and public affairs. She has a BA in English Literature from Durham University.