Welcome to the new History of Medicine,Course Director – Dr Anna Simmons

The Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy welcomes Dr Anna Simmons as the new History of Medicine, Course Director.


Dr Anna Simmons has been associated with the Society of Apothecaries for more than twenty years, having completed her PhD on its chemical and pharmaceutical trading activities in 2004. Her research and publications include the early history of pharmaceutical manufacturing in London, the social and economic history of British chemistry and pharmacy and the development of chemical careers and professional organisations, within which the Society of Apothecaries and its pharmaceutical trade have always been a particular focus.  She has been employed on various database and online archival projects and has extensive experience of the charitable sector and scholarly societies.