Lindsey Fitzharris received her doctorate in the history of science, medicine and technology at the University of Oxford, and was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Wellcome Institute. She is the creator of the popular blog The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice and writer and presenter of the YouTube series Under the Knife. She has written for The Guardian, The Lancet, New Scientist, Penthouse, The Huffington Post and Medium, and has appeared on Channel 4, BBC, PBS and National Geographic. She is a member of The Order of the Good Death.


Online, Fitzharris is a purveyor of gruesome artefacts on Instagram (@DrLindseyFitzharris, 114k followers), Twitter (@DrLindseyFitz, 27k followers), Facebook (@DrLindseyFitzharris, 46.5K followers), and YouTube (@UnderTheKnife, 19K followers).