Speaker Profiles






Peter Hobbins
Peter Hobbins

Dr Peter Hobbins
Research Associate, Archaeology and History of Quarantine
Department of History | School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry

Dr Peter Hobbins is a historian of science and medicine at the University of Sydney. After undertaking an honours degree in pharmacology and working as a professional medical writer for 15 years, he completed his PhD on snakebite and antidote research in colonial Australia. Since 2013 he has been conducting historical and archaeological research into Sydney’s former Quarantine Station, based around the historic carvings left by many of the people detained there from 1835 to its closure in 1984.