Tim Riswick

Postdoctoral researcher ‘Lifting the burden of disease’

From today onwards I will be working as a postdoctoral researcher in the project ‘Lifting the burden of disease. The modernisation of health in the Netherlands: Amsterdam 1854-1940‘.

In this project we use unique data to contextualise death and disease at the individual level and to move beyond high aggregations and limited disease classifications set up by nineteenth-century health practitioners. My sub-project specifically focuses on a life-course analysis of victims and survivors to get a better understanding of familial and individual determints.