Ms Michaela Clark

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I am a first year PhD student funded by the University of Manchester's Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award and the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.

My doctoral research focuses on an orphaned collection of 20th century clinical photographs produced in Cape Town, South Africa. By applying a practice-based method to archive this disused photographic material, I seek to both organise and study the history of medicine in this city through visual and material means.

External positions

Researcher at Pathology Learning Centre, University of Cape Town

E-Tutor, University of South Africa (UNISA)

Part-time Lecturer, University of Stellenbosch


  • History of Medicine, Photography, South Africa, Cape Town, 20th Century History, Medical Photography

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2017 - Master of Arts, Visual Studies (cum laude), University of Stellenbosch (2014 - 2016)
  • 2014 - Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Visual Studies (cum laude), University of Stellenbosch (2013 - 2014)
  • 2012 - Bachelor of Arts, Visual Communication Design, University of Stellenbosch (2009 - 2012)