Peter HobbinsPhD, BA, BSc
Dr Peter Hobbins is a historian of science, technology and medicine at the University of Sydney. His published work has included histories of Australian medical research, venomous creatures in Australasia, quarantine and aviation medicine. Dr Hobbins is the author of two books, 'Venomous Encounters: Snakes, Vivisection and Scientific Medicine in Colonial Australia' (2017) and, with Dr Ursula K Frederick and Associate Professor Anne Clarke, 'Stories from the Sandstone: Quarantine Inscriptions from Australia's Immigrant Past' (2016). His current postdoctoral research project explores aircraft crashes, aviation safety and airspace in twentieth-century Australia.