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    PhD projects

    I am happy to supervise projects that study eighteenth-century life and society, gender, social histories of the law, and of medicine (particularly midwifery), and histories of the body.


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    Personal profile


    I undertook my undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the University of Leeds, where I was lucky enough to be introduced to the eighteenth century by Profs John Chartres, and Prof Malcolm Chase. After being awarded an MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies, I moved to the University of Manchester to complete my AHRC-funded doctorate exploring women's experiences of giving birth in the eighteenth-century north of England.  I have since held postdoctoral posts at the Centre of Social Ethics and Policy at the University of Manchester, York Law School (University of York), Leeds Beckett University, and the University of Birmingham. I arrived at Edge Hill in January 2024.

    Research interests

    My research is driven by a desire to understand the lives and relationships of ‘ordinary’ people in eighteenth-century England and their connection to the broader structures that organise their lives such as the parish, the law, the monarchy, and nationhood.   My current scholarship focuses on bodies, and on embodiment to explore the intersections between lived experience, society and culture.


    I am the Programme Leader for undergraduate studies at Edge Hill. I teach across the BA History degree programme, responsible for delivering first-year modules on eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century European history, and for second-year modules on the processes of writing history, and of making history accessible to the broader public.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Research Centres

    • Research Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies
    • Centre for Social Responsibility

    Research Groups

    • Research Catalyst


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