Centre for Health Histories

  • United Kingdom

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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

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    Research Output

    Emotional Containment: Nurses and Resilience

    Hallett, C. E., 9 Apr 2020, The First World War and Health: Rethinking Resilience. Van Bergen, L. & Vermetten, E. (eds.). Amsterdam: Brill Academic Publishers, p. 245–272 28 p. (History of Warfare; vol. 130).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Professionalism, Patriotism, and Purity of Purpose: Symbolism and Identity in British and Other Allied Nurses’ Uniforms

    Hallett, C. E., Spires, A. & Spires, K., 12 May 2020, Cutting a New Pattern: Uniformed Women in the Great War. Hacker, B. C. & Vining, M. (eds.). Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 32 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Basteln, Tinkering and Bricolage: A Cultural History of Hacking

    Von Lunen, A., 2019, Making Our World: The Hacker and Maker Movements in Context. Hunsinger, J. & Schrock, A. (eds.). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, p. 153-170 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter



    Myth, Memory and the Great War Nurse

    Christine Hallett (Speaker)
    2 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Life-Saving Lullabies spread health warnings against Covid-19

    Jim Reid, Barry Doyle & David Swann


    4 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Nightingale war die Erste Ganzheitlich Denkende Krankenpflegerin

    Christine Hallett


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment