History of health, medicine and naval history
History of the Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School for Girls, 1885-1985 (Newcastle, 1985)
“The Lodges of the Durham Miners’ Association, 1869-1926”, Northern History, xxiii, 1987, pp. 138-152
Light out of Darkness, the coalfields of the North-East on Film (Gateshead, 1987)
(co-ed. With A. Barrett) St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, an historical anthology (London, 1990)
St Mary’s Hospital, an illustrated history (London, 1991)
(with A.E Rodin, C. Cooke), “Arthur Conan Doyle in London: St Mary’s Hospital”, Baker Street Miscellanea, lxxiv, 1994, pp. 37-48
“Sir Alexander Fleming – beyond penicillin”, Society of General Microbiology Quarterly, xxii/i, February 1995, pp.4-5.
The Leavesden Hospital Story, 1870-1995 (St. Albans, 1995)
(with D.E. Eveleigh), “Preservation of fungal herbarium cultures: the sale of an Alexander Fleming Penicillium notatum preserved medallion”, Society for Industrial Microbiology News, xlvii, 3, May/June 1997, pp 116-118.
Regular columns in St. Mary’s Gazette, 1990-1998, and St. Mary’s Hospital Past and Present Nurses’ League Journal 1990-2008.
Biographical articles commissioned by New Dictionary of National Biography (Francis Sibson, Sir William Henry Broadbent, Dorothy Bannon, Mary Milne, Charlotte Bentley).
I buoni risultati educativi raggiunti dal museo con pochi fondi: l’esperienza dell’ Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum di Londra in [E. Nardi, ed.] Un sabato con I musei: I musei presentano le loro esperienze didattiche (Rome, 2000, and published on internet at htpp://rousseau2.educ.uniroma3.it/didamus)
“Photography, Cinematography and Family History”, Family History Monthly, 58 (July2000), pp 4-9,
Hospitals and Nursing 1845-1948, a century of healthcare at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington (St Mary’s Hospital Archives Education resource pack), (London, 2000)
Alexander Fleming and the discovery of penicillin (Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum Education resource pack) (London, 2000)
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, a guide (London, 2000)
Harperbury Hospital from Colony to Closure, 1928-2001 (St Albans, 2001)
(With M. Lorentzon), “Rachel Williams as mentor of matrons: correspondence with Rachel Williams of St Mary’s Hospital,” Journal of Nursing Management, 11 (2003), 266-274
Penicillin Man: Alexander Fleming and the Antibiotic Revolution (Stroud, Sutton Publishing, 2004)(Paperback edition, 2005)
“The history of penicillin from discovery to the drive to production”, Pharmaceutical Historian, 34/3 (2004), 37-43
The Pox: the Life and Near Death of a Very Social Disease (Stroud, Sutton Publishing, 2006)
‘A night with Venus, A lifetime with Mercury: the treatment of syphilis’, Pharmaceutical Historian, 37/3 (2007), 34-8
Fighting Fit: Health, Medicine and War in the Twentieth Century (History Press, 2008)
‘That’s Funny! The Discovery and Developent of Penicillin’, Microbiology Today, 36/1 (2009), 12-15.
Poxed and Scurvied: The Story of Sickness and Health at Sea (Seaforth Publishing; US Naval Academy Press, 2011)
(with D. A. Henk, C.E. Eagle, M.A. Van den Berg, P.S. Dyer, M.C. Fisher), ‘Speciation despite globally overlapping distributions in Penicillium chrysogenum: the population genetics of Alexander Fleming’s lucky fungus’, Molecular Ecology, 20 (2011) 4288–4301
‘Edward Adrian Wilson: Polar Explorer and Artist, Journal of Medical Biography (2012)
Passage to the World: The Emigrant Experience 1807-1940 (Seaforth Publishing; US Naval Press, 2013)