Deputy Director, Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare
Department: Social Science, Media and Journalism (History)
T: +44 (0)141 331 8209
I received my PhD in Economic and Social History from the University of York in 2000. Since then, my interests have moved to health history. Yet comparing experiences in modern America and Britain has remained core to my research. Another interest is in public history, which probably is a remnant from a previous career working in museums.
I am interested in developing PhD topics in the following broad areas for the time period between 1800-1950:
“The dangers attending these conditions are evident”: Public Health and the Working Environment of Lancashire Textile Communities, c. 1870-1939, Social History of Medicine, forthcoming 2013. http://shm.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/hks133?
‘‘For the convenience and comfort of the persons employed by them’: The Lowell Corporation Hospital, 1839-1930’, Medical History, 57, 1 (2013), 45-64, http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8825396&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0025727312000804
J Greenlees and L Bryder, eds, Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990 (Pickering & Chatto, Social History of Medicine Series, Oct. 2013). http://www.pickeringchatto.com/monographs/western_maternity_and_medicine_1880_1990
‘The peculiar and complex female problem’: The Church of Scotland and healthcare for unwed mothers, 1915-1948, in Greenlees and Bryder, ed., Western Maternity and Medicine, forthcoming Oct. 2013. http://www.pickeringchatto.com/monographs/western_maternity_and_medicine_1880_1990
With L. Bryder, ‘Western Maternity and Medicine: an Introduction’, in Greenlees and Bryder, ed., Western Maternity and Medicine, forthcoming Oct. 2013, http://www.pickeringchatto.com/monographs/western_maternity_and_medicine_1880_1990
‘Technological Change and Environmental Inequalities: The New England Textile Industry, 1880-1930’, in G. Massard-Guilbaud and R. Rodger, eds, Environmental and Social Justice in the City: Historical Perspectives (White Horse Press, 2011), 249-70.
Female Labour Power: Women Workers’ Influence on Business Practices in the British and American Cotton Industries, c. 1790-1860 (Ashgate, 2007).
‘The Kiss of Death or a Flight of Fancy? Workers’ Health and the Press in the Campaign to Regulate Shuttle Kissing in the British Cotton Industry, c. 1900-1946’, with P. Dale and J. Melling, Social History, 32, 1 (2007), 54-75.
‘”Stop Kissing and Steaming!”’: Tuberculosis and the Occupational Health Movement, 1870-1918’, Urban History 32, 2 (2005), 223-46
‘Women and Work in Interwar Lancashire’, Historical Studies in Industrial Relations, 14 (Spring, 2002), 119-136.
‘Equal Pay for Equal Work?: A New Look at Gender and Wages in the LancashireCotton Industry, 1790-1855', in Working Out Gender: Perspectives from Labour History, Margaret Walsh, ed. (Ashgates Publishing Co., Ltd., 1999), 167-90.