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Education CV


MPhil in History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (2016)

First Class Degree

Dissertation: "Cantabrigian Collaborative Commercialisation: Collaborations between Cambridge University Scientists and Scientific Instrument Manufacturers, circa 1890-1939" (Supervisor: Dr. Joshua Nall)

BPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Pittsburgh (2015)

GPA: 3.897 (summa cum laude, Dean's List)

Dissertation: "Progressive Reactionary: The Life and Works of John Caius, MD"

Supervisor: Professor James G. Lennox

Viva Committee: Professor Janelle Greenberg, Professor Emily Winerock, and Professor Peter Distelzweig

Paramedic Certificate, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania (2011)

3.75 GPA


Museum Technician, University of Cambridge Whipple Museum of the History of Science (September 2017 - April 2018)

Internship, University of Cambridge Whipple Museum of the History of Science (Summer 2016)

Education and Outreach Volunteer, University of Cambridge Whipple Museum of the History of Science (February 2016 - Present)

Heartstart (CPR) Instructor, British Heart Foundation (Fall 2015 - Present)

Paramedic Preceptor, Munhall Area Prehospital Services (August 2013 - August 2015)

Undergraduate Teaching Associate, University of Pittsburgh Morality and Medicine Course (Summer 2015)

Undergraduate Teaching Associate, University of Pittsburgh Organic Chemistry 1 Lab (Spring 2014)

Fields of research

Mental health and mental capacity law and policy and their implementation.

The legal, ethical, and medical implications of the statutory and regulatory framework of paramedicine in the United States and United Kingdom.

The legal and ethical aspects of past and present medical uses of human cadavers (i.e. human dissection and organ donation, especially presumed consent/opt-out organ transplantation).

The history of medicine and science at the University of Cambridge, especially the creation and commercialisation of scientific instruments.


To Protect and To Section? The Police and Ambulance Services in British Mental Health Law and Policy


Dr. Jeffrey M. Skopek

Representative Publications


“The Legal and Ethical Aspects of Mental Capacity and Consent” (13 February 2018)

Taught St John Ambulance first aiders about the legal and ethical aspects of mental capacity and consent in healthcare.

“The Importance of Bystander CPR and Defibrillation” (20 January 2018)

Spoke at a fundraiser dinner for the Companions of the Order of Malta. Explained the importance of bystander CPR and defibrillation and thus the importance of the Cambridge Companions’ fundraising efforts to buy manikins to use in free CPR classes in the community and to buy a publicly accessible defibrillator to place in the centre of Cambridge.

"Progressive Reactionary: John Caius and the English Sweating Sickness" (7 June 2016)

Presented as part of Gonville and Caius College's MCR-SCR lecture series, featuring talks by members of both the Middle and Senior Common Rooms.

"'The whole matter of interference microscopes is... becoming rather complex': Sir Andrew Huxley and the Design and Dissemination of His Custom Interference Microscope" (8 May 2016)

Presented during the Gonville and Caius College "Caius to the Future" Graduate Conference.



Dannielle Cagliuso, "Early Cambridge Physiology and the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company," Explore Whipple Collections, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, University of Cambridge, 2016.

Dannielle Cagliuso, "Seeing Frogs in New Ways: Sir Andrew Huxley and Interference Microscopy," Explore Whipple Collections, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, University of Cambridge, 2016.

Start Date

Oct 2016