Dr Emm Johnstone

Teaching and Research Fellow


Emm Barnes Johnstone is a Teaching and Research Fellow in History at Royal Holloway, and is also the Magna Carta Project Manager for the College. She is a historian of medicine, with expertise in nineteenth century understandings of mental health, twentieth century developments in care for the chronically ill and for children, and the history of rare cancers since the 1930s. She is also an outreach historian, and has worked extensively with museums to establish programmes of events and exhibitions that engage diverse audiences with material history and the history of ideas. Emm previously worked at the University of Manchester, and the University of Roehampton, and holds a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge.