Centre for Health Histories

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Profile Information

The Centre has particular strengths in the areas of Hospital History, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities and Child Health. In the last three years we have received funding for our research from the Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Board and  the AHRC and we partnered the Thackray Medical Museum in their successful bid to the Arts Council  for a grant to develop three new galleries related to war and medicine. We have developed effective partnerships with South Yorkshire Mental Health Trust – where Rob Ellis holds a Visiting Fellowship – the Thackray Medical Museum, Mind and Leeds City Museums. Our work in the area of mental health and learning disabilities has been supported by the AHRC Connected Communities strand

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

gift Social Sciences
voluntarism Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
Mental Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
welfare worker Social Sciences
political decision making Social Sciences
History Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2018

Disrupted histories, recovered pasts: a cross-disciplinary analysis and cross-case synthesis of oral histories and history in post-conflict and postcolonial contexts

Dodd, L., Sullivan, S., Otele, O., Baussant, M. & Dos Santos, I., 2018, Disrupted Histories, Recovered Pasts, (Disrupted Histories, Recovered Pasts Working Papers Series; no. 1).

Research output: Working paper

Oral History

English First Aid Organisations and the Provisional IRA Mainland Bombing Campaign of 1974

Doyle, B., 22 Feb 2018, The Historian, 136, p. 28-32 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

The limits of agency: Emily Hobhouse's international activism and the politics of suffering

Gill, R. & Muller, C., 19 Jan 2018, In : Safundi. 19, 1, p. 16-35 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

welfare worker
political decision making
political actor

Projects 2016 2019

The Emily Hobhouse Letters: South Africa in International Context, 1899-1926

Gill, R., Dampier, H., Law, K. & Muller, C.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Crossing Boundaries: The History of First Aid in Britain and France, 1909‐1989

Doyle, B. & Beatrice Wall, R.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Activities 2015 2018

  • 2 Editorial work
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

Remembering wartime childhoods (France, 1939-1945): personal memories and the historical past

Lindsey Dodd (Speaker)
1 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Hurst (Publisher)

Lindsey Dodd (Reviewer)
22 Mar 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Voices of Madness

Rob Ellis (Organiser)
15 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...