Research students

Name Research area Email
Melanie BashorEngineering Tolerance: Origins of Multicultural Education Policies in the Atlantic World from 1941–1988TBC
Emily CousensFeminism and the Politics of Vulnerability: Re-assessing Contributions from the Feminist ‘Second Wave’
Jane Freebody‘What did they do all day?’ Patient work, psychiatry and society in France and England, 1900–
Mark GaltThe Aftermath of Progress: Policy, Practice and Pitfalls of Surgical Sterilization in California, 1910–
Shamsa KhanCan Personal Identity be defined by emotional continuity?
Elizabeth LutgendorffInvestigating the idea of decline in the UK secular movement from 1890–
Amanda HilliamThe Imagined Made Real: The Interaction between Painting and Sculpture in the Work of Carlo Crivelli (c.1435–c.1495)
Francesca MorraExperiencing the state: An ethnography of the Italian asylum
Catherine RushmoreChemicals and their users in the British home, 1930–
Annie WebsterThe Function of Language: A Naturalistic
Robert WilkesThe ‘Hidden’ Pre-Raphaelite: Frederic George Stephens, Artist and

PhD Completions


Name Title Directors of studies
Dr Jenifer Dyer Children in Domestic Service c. 1760–1830 Dr Aylsa Levene
Dr Joanne Begiato

PhD Completions


Name Title Directors of studies
Dr Alexandra BarmpoutiEugenics, Demography and Family Planning in Greece, 1950-1980: The Activities of the Hellenic Eugenics SocietyDr Marius Turda
Dr Christine BiancoModern Art for Middle America: American Abstraction in Mass Magazines, 1946–1960Dr Elizabeth Darling
Dr Jill BuckeldeeSpirituality in Psychodynamic Counselling: An Exploration of Counsellor’s Understandings of and Engagement with Spirituality in PracticeDr Sally Richards (Social Work and Public Health)
Professor Beverley Clack
Dr Hanna ChoudhuryThe Forgotten Children: The Association of Parents of Backward Children and the Legacy of Eugenics in Britain, 1946-1960Dr Marius Turda
Dr Catriona Gilmour-HamiltonA Cohort of One: Oral Narratives of Cancer Research in Britain, 1970–2010Dr Viviane Quirke
Dr Marius Turda
Dr Stephen MassieThe Imperialism of Cecil John Rhodes: Metropolitan Perceptions of a Colonial ReputationDr Donal Lowry
Dr Jenny WrightPublic Health Women Doctors in England, 1965–1991Professor Glen O’Hara


Name Title Directors of studies
Dr Rosemary LeadbetterExperiencing smallpox in eighteenth-century EnglandProfesssor Joanne Bailey
Dr Alysa Levene
Dr Mary O’NeillModel Citizens: Fisherfolk Imagery from West Cornwall, 1860-1910Professor Christiana Payne
Dr Barbara ByrantA Victorian Artist on Display: G.F. Watts and the Exhibition Culture in the Nineteenth and the Twenty-first Century (PhD by Publication)Dr Matthew Craske
Professor Christiana Payne
Dr Linda RyanJohn Wesley’s Thinking and Practice concerning Child-rearing and Education: An Evaluation within its Eighteenth-Century ContextProfessor William Gibson
Dr Pete MillsPopular Conspiracism in Britain, 1880–1914Dr Tom Crook
Dr Dana VilistereThe Core Conceptual Scheme: A Search for Common Aspects of Human ThoughtDr Mark Cain
Dr Clive NorrisProphets and Profits: The Financing of Wesleyan Methodism, c. 1740–1800Professor William Gibson
Dr Peter Forsaith
Dr Nick SaundersThe Suez Crisis and Britain’s European AlliesProfessor Glen O’Hara
Dr Esther ShallanNecessity, Choice and Misconception: A Qualified Approach to the Problem of EvilProfessor Beverley Clack
Dr Keith AndersonAn Investigation of Twentieth-Century Works of Art, which make use of the Iconography of the CrucifixionProfessor William Gibson
Dr Andrew McIntyreInspiration and Novelty: Creativity and the Modularity of MindDr Mark Cain


Name Title Directors of studies
Dr Colin BeckleyNatural Selection and Natural Processes: A Philosophical Examination of the Processes of EvolutionDr Martin Groves
Dr Patricia BennettRelationality and Health: Developing a Transversal Neuro-theological account of the Pathways linking Social Connection, Immune Function and Health OutcomesDr Dominic Corrywright
Dr Sally TyeReligion, the SPCK and the Westminster Workhouse: ‘Re-enchanting’ the Eighteenth-Century WorkhouseProfessor William Gibson
Dr Alysa Levene
Dr Patrick MerricksShould such Faith Offend? Bishop Barnes and the British Eugenics Movement, c. 1924–1953Dr Marius Turda


Name Title Directors of studies
Dr Olive BarnesThe Catholic Church in England: The Politics of Allegiance and Identity, 1791–1908Professor David Nash
Dr Linda Fisher-HøyremWhat Matter? Human Nature beyond the Cartesian FrameworkDr Stephen Boulter
Dr Steven ByrneVariation, Classification and Education: The Making and Remaking of the ‘Normal Child’ in England, 1880–1914Dr Tom Crook
Dr Nella RobertsonThe Jacobethan Legacy: Motive and Practice in British Architecture, c. 1870–1914Dr Elizabeth Darling
Dr Fraser JoyceNaming the Dead: Establishing the Identity of the Unknown Body in England and Wales, 1800–1934Dr Katherine Watson
Dr Michele PauleSmartgirls: Discourses of Achieving Girlhood in Schools, on Screen and OnlineProfessor Beverley Clack


Name Title Directors of studies
Dr George GoslingCo-Ordinating Diversity: The Mixed Economy of Healthcare in Bristol, 1918–1948Prof. Glen O'Hara
Dr Catherine Flinn‘In Spite of Planning’: Reconstructing Britain's Blitzed Cities, 1945–1954Prof. Glen O'Hara
Dr Fiona MannBrushing the Surface: The Practice and Critical Reception of Watercolour Techniques in England, 1850–1880Prof. Christiana Payne
Dr Stefan Fisher-HøyremTime Machines: Technology and the Performance of Secular Time in Victorian EnglandDr Tom Crook
Dr Lynsey CullenPatient Case Records of the Royal Free Hospital, 1902–1912Prof. Steven King
Dr Nancy Langham‘The Splendour and Beauty of Truth’: John Rogers Herbert, RA (1810–1890)Professor Christiana Payne
Dr Aleksandra LoewenauThe Impact of Nazi Medical Experiments on Polish Inmates at Dachau, Auschwitz and RavensbrόckProfessor Paul Weindling