Jock McCulloch is a Professor of History in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Jock McCulloch has worked as a Legislative Research Specialist for the Australian parliament and has taught at a number of universities. His principal interests are in the colonial history of southern Africa and the history of medicine in particular.
He has done field work in Algeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi and Kenya.
Jock is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences and the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Politics of development
Colonial history of Southern Africa
In January 2013 Jock began a history of tuberculosis in southern Africa. The project, which is funded by the Australian Research Council, runs parallel with an important legal action currently underway in courts in London and Johannesburg. The plaintiffs are former gold miners who have contacted tuberculosis as a result of their work. The defendants are some of the world largest and most powerful mining companies.
- PhD, Monash University
- BA(Hons), Monash University
- McCulloch, J. (2016). Sleights of hand: South Africa's gold mines and occupational disease In: New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, 25, 469 - 479
- McCulloch, J.,Tweedale, G. (2014). Anthony J.Lanza. Silicosis and the Gauley Bridge 'Nine' In: Social History of Medicine, 27, 86 - 103
- McCulloch, J. (2013). Mine medicine: knowledge and power on South Africa's gold mines In: Labor History, 54, 421 - 435
- McCulloch, J. (2013). Medicine, politics and disease on South Africa's gold mines In: Journal of Southern African Studies, 39, 543 - 556
- McCulloch, J. (2012). South Africa's gold mines and the politics of Silicosis, James Currey, Suffolk, United Kingdom
- McCulloch, J. (2012). Asbestos In: The Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health, Praeger, Santa Barbara, USA
- McCulloch, J. (2011). Air hunger: the 1930 Johannesburg conference and the politics of silicosis In: History Workshop Journal , 72, 118 - 138
- McCulloch, J. (2009). Counting the cost: Gold mining and occupational disease in contemporary South Africa In: African Affairs, 108, 221 - 240
- McCulloch, J. (2009). Hiding a pandemic: Dr. G.W.H.Schepers and the politics of silicosis in South Africa In: The Journal of Southern African Studies, 35, 835 - 848
- McCulloch, J.,Tweedale, G. (2008). Defending the indefensible: The global asbestos industry and its fight for survival, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
- Tuberculosis in Southern Africa: The History of a Pandemic. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2013 from (2013 to 2016)
- Silicosis, Knowledge and Power: Transnational Responses to an Occupational Disease, 1902 to 2005.. Funded by: ARC Discovery 2010 from (2010 to 2013)
- Silicosis on South African Gold Mines: The History and Politics of an Occupational Disease, 1950 to 2005. Funded by: ARC Discovery 2007 from (2007 to 2010)
- The role of the Wittenoom Asbestos mine in the lives and deaths of Italian transnational workers. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2007 Round 1 from (2007 to 2011)
- Asbestos: The History of a Commodity. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2004 from (2004 to 2007)
1 PhD Current Supervisions2 PhD Completions