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Rhianna Elliott

PhD student

PhD research funded by a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship 2018-2021.


College: Newnham
Supervisor: Prof Lauren Kassell
Advisor: Dr Rebecca Flemming
Thesis topic: Menstruation and the moon in early modern England
Research interests: Early modern science & medicine; astrology & natural philosophy; social & cultural histories of gender



"Blood, bodies and the moon: creating a child in early modern medical texts." 'The art and science of the moon' conference, Royal Museums Greenwich, November 2019.

"Sex, generation and the moon in seventeenth-century England." British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) Postgraduate Conference, University of Cambridge, April 2019.


Lead supervisor for Part II Paper 1: Early Science & Medicine.


Research Fellow, The Science Museum, 2021.

Public Engagement

Rhianna Elliott, 'Bloodletting and the treatment of menstrual disorders in early modern England', 06 Feb 2020Hektoen International.