Katherine Foxhall has received BA, MA and PhD in History. Her research interests include the social and cultural history of health and illness, colonial medicine and migration, imprisonment and institutions. She is also interested in maritime and environmental history. Her PhD and subsequent research centered on the maritime experiences of convict and free emigrants who sailed to Australia in the nineteenth century. This resulted in the publication of her first book: Health, Medicine and the Sea: Australian Voyages, c.1815-1860 (2012). She has also published on topics including maritime and border health and medicine, colonial vaccination, medical experimentation, quarantines, and am developing work on the common experience of illnesses including scurvy and migraine.