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Professor Barry Doyle studied for both his BA and PhD at the University of East Anglia. He held teaching posts at the Universities of St Andrews, Durham and Edinburgh before moving to the University of Teesside where he was lecturer and Reader in History and subsequently Assistant Dean Research in the School of Social Sciences and Law. He moved to Huddersfield as Head of History, English, Languages and Media in 2008 and since 2013 has been Professor of Health History.

His teaching and research interests cover the political, social and economic history of urban Britain in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has a particular interest in the development of health care systems before welfare states in both the UK and Europe. He was closely involved in developing a project to archive the British Steel Teesside Collection which received over £400,000 in grants, while his health care research has received significant support from the Wellcome Trust.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Urban politics
  • Hospital provision
  • Aspects of late nineteenth and twentieth century local and regional history.


  • Urban Politics
  • Hospital Provision
  • 19th Century Local History
  • 20th Century Local History
  • 19th Century Regional History
  • 20th Century Regional History

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urban history Social Sciences
twentieth century Earth & Environmental Sciences
urban politics Earth & Environmental Sciences
politics Social Sciences
earning a doctorate Social Sciences
elite politics Earth & Environmental Sciences
power elite Social Sciences
voluntarism Social Sciences

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Projects 2016 2018

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

Doyle, B. & Beatrice Wall, R.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Research Output 1991 2018

Contrasting Accounting Practices in the Urban Hospitals of England and France, 1890s to 1930s

Doyle, B., 21 Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) Accounting for Health. Calculative Practices and Administrative Techniques 1500-2000. Von Hüntelmann, A. C. & Falk, O. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

Les soins hospitaliers en Grande-Bretagne pendant l’entre-deux-guerres: un marché de la santé ?

Doyle, B., 3 Jul 2018, (Accepted/In press) Marches de la sante en Europe au XXe siècle. Valat, B. (ed.). Presses Universitaires du Midi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citations
State Hospitals
Delivery of Health Care
World War II

La prise en charge médicale des victimes d’accidents industriels, sa gestion et son financement en Angleterre, 1860-1914

Doyle, B., 2016, Risques industriels: savoirs, régulations, politiques d'assistance, fin XVIIe-début XXe siècle. Le Roux, T. (ed.). Presses Universitaires de Rennes, p. 207-226 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2008 2018

  • 4 Editorial work
  • 2 Membership of council
  • 1 Membership of committee
  • 1 Membership of a Society or Institute

Royal Historical Society (Publisher)

Barry Doyle (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Economic History Society (External organisation)

Barry Doyle (Chair)
2015 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Boydell and Brewer Ltd (Publisher)

Barry Doyle (Member of editorial board)
2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Cambridge University Press (Publisher)

Barry Doyle (Member of editorial board)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Economic & Social Research Council (External organisation)

Barry Doyle (Member)
2008 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of council