Asha Hornsby
  • KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

Dr Hornsby's research scrutinises the interplay between scientific medicine, public health anxieties, and nineteenth-century literary culture. One key research strand concerns animal experimentation, and she has published on the subject in The Journal of Victorian Culture and Victorian Review. Her monograph, The Pen and the Scalpel: Vivisection and Late Victorian Culture is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press (est. January 2025). 

A second major research strand, supported by a British Academy postdoctoral award (2024-26), concerns global seafaring and disease. She has an article forthcoming in the Review of English Studies which explores nautical metaphors in late-nineteenth century literary culture.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, The Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 1 Jul 2023

Doctor of Philosophy, The Pen and the Scalpel: Victorian Vivisection, 1875-1912, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

Award Date: 1 Feb 2021

Master of Arts, English Literary Studies, UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

Award Date: 31 Aug 2014

Bachelor of Arts, University of Exeter

Award Date: 30 Jun 2014


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