Arendt, Josephine: transcript of an audio interview (17-Mar-2015)
History of Modern Biomedicine Interviews (Digital Collection);e2017153
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Interview with Professor Josephine Arendt, conducted by Professor Tilli Tansey, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 17 March 2015, in the School of History, Queen Mary University of London. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Professor Tilli Tansey. The project management and the technical support were undertaken by Mr Adam Wilkinson and Mr Alan Yabsley, respectively. Professor Josephine Arendt (b. 1941) is Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology in the University of Surrey. Trained as a biochemist, she is a specialist on biological rhythms and has pioneered the field of chronobiology. She has researched biological rhythms and their mechanisms widely in animals and humans, including studies on jet-lag, sleep disorders in the blind, shift work, and devised techniques to measure melatonin and its metabolites. In this interview and associated material, she describes her career and discusses many of these fascinating aspects of her work.