Lesa Scholl (PhD Birkbeck, UL) is Head and CEO of Kathleen Lumley College, the postgraduate college of the University of Adelaide. She is also an honorary research fellow at the University of Exeter. Her research interests extend to literature as cultural history, forms of translation, sensory history, and economic fictions. Her current research engages with the dialogues between religious and economic history and medical discourse in nineteenth-century representations of fasting. Publications include Translation, Authorship and the Victorian Professional Woman (2011); Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Fiction (2016); and Hunger, Poetry and the Doctrine of Reserve (in press). She was the editor of Medicine, Health and Being Human (2018), and co-editor of Place and Progress in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell (2015).