• University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

20002019
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Biography

Christine Hallett is Professor of Nursing History at the University of Huddersfield, Chair of the UK Association for the History of Nursing, and President of the European Association for the History of Nursing.  She is a trained nurse and health visitor, and holds PhDs in both Nursing and History.  Her main research focus for the last ten years has been on the work of nurses during the First World War.  Among her publications are: Containing Trauma: Nursing Work in the First World War Second Edition (Manchester University Press, 2011); Veiled Warriors: Allied Nurses of the First World War (Oxford University Press, 2014); Nurse Writers of the Great War (Manchester University Press, 2016); and Nurses of Passchendaele (Pen and Sword Books, 2017).  Christine edited Routledge's Four-Volume Themes in Health and Social Care: The History of Nursing (London and New York, Routledge, 2015) and is currently one of the editors of the Manchester University Press Nursing History and Humanities monograph series.  She was awarded the Lillian Sholtis Brunner Fellowship by the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, and the Barbara Brodie Fellowship by the University of Virginia in 2010. 

Christine has undertaken extensive work as an expert consultant; she has acted as historical adviser to the BBC (2013-14), the Royal College of Nursing (2009-13), the Florence Nightingale Museum (2010) and the National Trust (2014).  In 2018, she was historical consultant to Eldorado Films and Pennsylvania State University, supporting the development and production of a series of films on the First World War funded by the National Cemetery Administration, US Department of Veteran's Affairs.  Christine holds Fellowships of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK, and the Royal Society for the Arts, UK.

External positions

President, European Association for the History of Nursing

2013 → …

Chair, UK Association for the History of Nursing

1 Sep 2008 → …

Keywords

  • History of Nursing
  • The First World War
  • Women's History
  • Wartime Nursing

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Research Output 2000 2019

Open Access
File
Nurses
Materiality
Germany
Nursing
Anesthesia

Emotional Containment

Hallett, C. E., 15 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Resilience in First World War Medicine. Van Bergen, L. & Vermetten, E. (eds.). Amsterdam: Brill Academic Publishers, 35 p.

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., 10 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Cutting a New Pattern: Uniformed Women in the Great War. Hacker, B. & Vining, M. (eds.). Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Two Nursing Sisters: Contingency, agency and the lives of two British military nurses in the early twentieth century

Casswell, N. & Hallett, C. E., 28 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Bulletin of the UK Association of the History of Nursing, 2019, 1 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Edith Cavell and her Legend

Hallett, C., 7 Dec 2018, London: Palgrave Macmillan. 137 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Heroine
Legend
Foreign Office
Simplicity
Nation-state