Joanna is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London.
She is the prize-winning author of nine books, including histories on modern warfare, military medicine, psychology and psychiatry, and rape. 'An Intimate History of Killing' won the Wolfson Prize and the Fraenkel Prize. Her next book, 'What it Means to be Human', will be published in September 2011.
She has a Wellcome Trust grant in Medical History and Humanities to write a history of pain.
Joanna is a frequent contributor to TV and radio, and a regular newspaper correspondent.