Dr Tatjana Buklijas

MD, MPhil, PhD

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Senior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow

Biography

Tatjana was trained as a physician in her hometown of Zagreb, Croatia, but then changed career to first study (M.Phil. and PhD) and then work, as a Wellcome Research Fellow, in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge.

In 2008 Tatjana moved to New Zealand and took up a research fellowship at the Liggins Institute. Between 2008 and 2015 she worked in the Centre for Human Evolution, Adaptation and Disease on projects related to evolutionary medicine and developmental origins of health and disease, especially from the perspective of the history and philosophy of evolution and development. In 2015/2016 she was a Senior Thyssen Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Since July 2016 she has been working on a new project funded by a Marsden grant, titled "A history of the 'epigenetic revolution'".

Affiliations and collaborations:

  • Affiliated research scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (2008-)
  • Visiting lecturer in history of medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria (2009-2014)
  • Lecturer, Population History PhD programme, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia (2007-)

 

Research | Current

  • History of science and medicine
  • Evolutionary medicine
  • Developmental origins of health and disease

Major research grants:

  • Wellcome Research Fellowship, 2005-2008
  • Institute for Advanced Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Senior Thyssen Fellowship 2015-2016
  • Marsden grant, 2016-2019

 

Teaching | Current

  • 'Historical and philosophical topics in reproduction, heredity and development', Medical Humanities programme, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
  • ‘Concepts of disease’, Medical Humanities programme, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland (2010, 2011)

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising honours and postgraduate students in the areas of history and philosophy of biology and medicine, especially related to heredity, reproduction, evolution and development.

Areas of expertise

History of science and medicine

Philosophy of medicine

Evolutionary medicine

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Buklijas, T. (2017). The laboratory and the asylum: Francis Walker Mott and the pathological laboratory at London County Council Lunatic Asylum, Claybury, Essex (1895-1916). History of Psychiatry, 28 (3), 311-325. 10.1177/0957154X17700293
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42060
  • Buklijas, T. (2017). The science and politics of naming: Reforming anatomical nomenclature, ca. 1886-1955. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 72 (2), 193-218. 10.1093/jhmas/jrw046
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40543
  • Gluckman, P., Beedle, A., Buklijas, T., Low, F., & Hanson, M. (2016). Principles of evolutionary medicine (2nd). England, UK: Oxford University Press. Pages: 401. 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663927.001.0001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Gluckman, Felicia Low
  • Gluckman, P. D., Buklijas, T., & Hanson, M. A. (2016). The developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) concept: Past, present, and future. In C. S. Rosenfeld (Ed.) The epigenome and developmental origins of health and disease (pp. 1-15). Amsterdam: Academic Press Ltd-Elsevier Science Ltd. 10.1016/B978-0-12-801383-0.00001-3
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42904
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Gluckman
  • Buklijas, T. (2015). Mapping anatomical collections in nineteenth-century Vienna. In R. Knoeff, R. Zwijnenberg (Eds.) The fate of anatomical collections (pp. 143-160). Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
  • Buklijas, T. (2014). Food, growth and time: Elsie Widdowson's and Robert McCance's research into prenatal and early postnatal growth. Stud Hist Philos Biol Biomed Sci, 47 Pt B, 267-277. 10.1016/j.shpsc.2013.12.001
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41758
  • Gluckman, P. D., & Buklijas, T. (2014). Developmental origins of health and disease: The past and the future. In L. Zhang, L. D. Longo (Eds.) Stress and developmental programming of health and disease: Beyond phenomenology (pp. 1-12). New York, NY, USA: Nova Biomedical.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39545
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Gluckman
  • Buklijas, T., & Gluckman, P. D. (2013). Sir Graham Collingwood (Mont) Liggins. 24 June 1926 – 24 August 2010. Biographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society, 59, 193-214. 10.1098/rsbm.2012.0039

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
Level 2, Room 269
85 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand