Jonathan Barry is the Co-Director of the Centre for Medical History of the University of Exeter (UK).
His research is on the middling sort and on provincial society and culture in England from 1500 to 1840, with particular emphasis on Bristol and the South West, on towns, and on religious and medical history, including the history of witchcraft.
He is currently a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator in Medical Humanities, leading a research project (with Dr Peter Elmer) on ‘The Medical World of Early Modern England, Wales and Ireland c.1500-1715’ (2012-18).
He co-edits the series Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic, and two of his books have recently appeared in the series, Witchcraft and Demonology in South-West England 1640-1789 (2012) and Raising Spirits (2013).
Jonathan Barry is also co-editor of the Bristol Record Society, and co-organiser of the Pre-Modern Towns Group.