Dr Claire Trenery Carrothers completed her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Peregrine Horden. Her research explores how madness was distinguished and diagnosed as a condition of the mind and what effects it was thought to have on the bodies, minds and souls of sufferers. She focuses on the twelfth century, which has been identified as a ‘Medieval Renaissance’: a time of cultural change that saw, among other things, the expansion of England’s great cathedrals, the development of canon law, the emergence of the concept of purgatory, the rise of the universities, and the wide dissemination of Latin texts and translated Greek and Arabic works, which brought with them a wealth of new ideas. She has been based in the School of History at Queen Mary University of London since 2017. Her first monograph, entitled 'Madness, Medicine and Miracle in Twelfth-Century England' was published by Routledge in 2019.