Dr Aisling Shalvey

Action Vice Chair

Postdoctoral Researcher

German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Dr Aisling Shalvey finished her PhD at the University of Strasbourg in 2020, which was funded by the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah in Paris (Foundation for Holocaust Research). Her thesis focused on paediatrics and pathology under National Socialism in the Reichsuniversität Straßburg (1941-1944). She currently works as a postdoctoral researcher and project coordinator with the German National Academy of Science and Medicine at the Leopoldina, on a project concerning brain research during National Socialism, which is funded by the Max Planck Society. Her first book entitled ‘Paediatrics In The Reichsuniversität Straßburg Children’s Medicine at a Bastion of Nazi Ideology’ was published in 2023 with Exeter University Press.

Selected Publications:

Aisling Shalvey: History of paediatric treatment in the Reichsuniversität Straßburg (1941-1944). Université de Strasbourg, 2021.
Aisling Shalvey: Career, Proximity to National Socialism, and Post-War Reception of Dr Kurt Hofmeier, Director of the Children’s Clinic at the Reichsuniversität Straßburg (1941-1944). In: Revue d’Allemagne et des pays de langue allemande, vol. 54, no. 54-1, pp. 253–268, 2022.
Aisling Shalvey: Commentary: The diagnostic label of Asperger’s in historical perspective–a commentary on Kehinde et al.(2021). In: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 286–287, 2021.