Richard Barnett is a writer, teacher and broadcaster on the cultural history of science and medicine. His publications in this field include The Sick Rose: Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration (Thames & Hudson, 2014).
He has taught at the universities of Cambridge and London, and in 2011 received one of the first Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships. He received the 2006 Promis Prize for poetry, and was shortlisted for the 2013 Poetry Business Pamphlet Awards, both for earlier versions of his first collection Seahouses, which was published by Valley Press in March 2015. Richard was first published by Valley Press in 2013, with two of his poems appearing in the anthology Pocket Horizon.
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