Dr David Roth

PhD (ANU), MA (ANU), BA (ANU), BSc(Hons) (Tas), BSc (UWA)
Visiting Fellow
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 0409408518

Areas of expertise

  • Biography 430303
  • Historical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified 430399
  • European History (Excl. British, Classical Greek And Roman) 430308

Research interests

Effects of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic on mental patients in NSW

Efficiency of bacterial vaccines during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic

Biography

 Dr David T. Roth was born in Vienna, Austria and migrated to Australia as a young child. Prior to resuming his academic studies in history in 2012, he retired from the IT industry after a 34 year career. David graduated MA from the Australian National University in 2015. His thesis topic was “’Died Today’: The Brief Lives of Patients at Claremont Hospital for the Insane 1909-1919."  David graduated PhD from ANU in July 2020. His thesis topic was “Life, Death and Deliverance at Callan Park Hospital for the Insane, 1877 to 1923”. The main focus of his MA and PhD theses was on the mortality of mental patients. David has contributed articles to People Australia on the biographies of patients and contributed a book chapter on a microhistorical approach to their lives . His current main research project concerns the effects of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic on mental patients in NSW. He is also examining the effectiveness of bacterial vaccines during the pandemic. David was appointed Campus Visitor to the School of History at ANU in July 2020 and was appointed Visiting Fellow in March 2022.

 

Researcher's projects

1.  The effects of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic on mental patients in NSW.

2. The effectiveness of bacterial vaccines during the pandemic

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