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Professor Josephine Arendt (b 1941) is Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology in the University of Surrey. Trained as a biochemist she is a specialist on biological rhythms and has pioneered the field of chronobiology. She has researched biological rhythms and their mechanisms widely in animals and humans, including studies on jet-lag, sleep disorders in the blind, shift work, and devised techniques to measure melatonin and its metabolites. In this interview and associated material she describes her career and discusses many of these fascinating aspects of her work.

Dr Ann SilverDr Ann Silver studied physiology at Edinburgh University where she completed a PhD (1960) as an external student whilst carrying out research at the Agricultural Research

Professor Jan Gronow PhD BA FMinSoc MCIWEM (b. 1945) was Visiting Professor in Waste Policy at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London from 2005. She is a geochemist and joined the Department of the Environment’s Waste Technical Division in 1988 and then joined the Environment Agency on its formation in 1996. She managed the Government’s waste research programme over a period of 17 years and provided technical advice on waste and resource management to policy colleagues in Defra and its predecessors and in the Environment Agency over that time.

Interview with Professor Shirley Hodgson, conducted by Professor Tilli Tansey, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 04 November 2015, in the School of History, Queen Mary University of London. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Ms Emma M. Jones, Professor Tilli Tansey and Dr Apostolos Zarros. The project management and the technical support (filming and production) were undertaken by Mr Adam Wilkinson and Mr Alan Yabsley, respectively.
 
Interview with Mrs Janie Hughes, conducted by Dr Andy Ness, for the History of Twentieth Century Medicine Research Group, UCL, 28 March 2000. Transcribed by Mrs Jaqui Carter, and edited by Professor Tilli Tansey and Dr Hugh Thomas. 
 

Interview with Mrs Marion Jones, conducted by Dr Andy Ness, for the History of Twentieth Century Medicine Research Group, UCL, 10 May 2000. Transcribed by Mrs Jaqui Carter, and edited by Professor Tilli Tansey and Dr Hugh Thomas.

Mrs Marion Jones was a field worker at the Epidemiology Research Unit from 1967 to 1997.

Interview conducted by Professor Tilli Tansey, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 18 May 2016, in the School of History, Queen Mary University of London. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Professor Tilli Tansey and Ms Caroline Overy. The project management and the technical support (filming and production) were undertaken by Mr Adam Wilkinson and Mr Alan Yabsley, respectively.
 

Professor Judith Petts CBE PhD AcSS FRGS FRSA (b. 1954) graduated in Geography from Exeter University in 1975. After a few years in business she became a research fellow in the Institute for Planning Studies, University of Nottingham and then in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University on a project on major hazard control. In 1987 she moved into the Centre for Extension Studies taking over a series of post experience short courses, and developing the first postgraduate part-time course, in hazardous waste management.

Professor Elizabeth WarringtonProfessor Elizabeth Warrington completed her PhD on visual processing at the Institute of Neurology, London, and was f

Professor Uta FrithProfessor Uta Frith was born on 25th May 1941 in Germany.

Interview conducted by Ms Lynda Finn, with additional questions by Mr Alan Yabsley, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 07 June 2016, in the School of History, Queen Mary University of London. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Mr Alan Yabsley and Professor Tilli Tansey.