Doctoral researchers in history

The Department of History maintains a thriving and diverse postgraduate community. A broad range of research opportunities are available to our students. Profiles of some of our doctoral researchers and information on their research topics are shown below.

Robert Brown

Robert Brown

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: 'Unstable Encounters', staging and studying the 'celestial': Anglo-Australian conceptions of Chinese migration and the rise of Japan through transnational biopolitics and cultural performance, 1878-1959
Supervisor: Professor Gavin Schaffer and Dr Sadiah Qureshi
PhD History

Elaine Mitchell

Elaine Mitchell

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: 'A handsome flower garden about half an acre, square': urban gardens in the east midlands' manufacturing towns of the 18th century
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Dick
PhD History

Tom Rochester

Tom Rochester

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Bede and the Miraculous: Innovation and Tradition
Supervisor: Dr Simon Yarrow and Dr Peter Darby
PhD Medieval History

Dan Wale

Doctoral Researcher

PhD Title: The growth and development of reformatory and industrial schools in Victorian Birmingham
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Dick 
PhD History

Tomas Yonge

Tomas Yonge

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Politics and RAF Procurement in an Economic Crisis: The Nimrod and the Wilson Government 1964-65
Supervisor: Dr Peter Gray
PhD History