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I am happy to receive enquiries from prospective PhD students. I supervise research degrees in the areas of nursing history, medical history and women's history. I have particular knowledge and expertise in wartime nursing, particularly the work of nurses during the First World War; and in the history of medical and nursing practice. I have a strong track-record of supervision, having supported eleven PhD students to successful completion.

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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 → …

Research Expertise and Interests

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


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