Dr Becky Martin


Becky is Research Project Officer for the AHRC-funded project Making the Museum at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Becky has a background in the History of Science and Medicine. Her doctoral work explored the role of anatomical models in nineteenth-century medical teaching, focussing specifically on the intersection of their use and visual development with ideas around racial hierarchy. As a Caird Fellow at the National Maritime Museum, she led community engaged research work uncovering histories of individuals previously hidden or forgotten within collections. In her recent projects she has investigated the photographic record of the 1872-76 HMS Challenger Expedition, the colonial history of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the development of healthcare systems in colonial Nigeria.


double logo


Wills, H., S. Harrison, E. Jones, F. Lawrence-Mackey, and R. Martin (Eds.), Women in the History of Science: A Sourcebook (UCL Press, March 2023)

Hirsch, Lioba A; Martin, Rebecca; (2022) LSHTM and Colonialism: A report on the Colonial History of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (1899– c.1960). Project Report. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17037/PUBS.04666958