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.

Adam Carey

Postgraduate researcher

MPhil title: Politics, governance and the shaping of Smethwick since 1945.
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Dick

Sally Hoban

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: The arts and craft movements in Birmingham and the West Midlands, specifically the contribution made by women
PhD History

Joanne Krawec

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: 'There is more to business than making a profit': The printed culture of the Owen Organisation, 1946-1960

Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Dick 

PhD History

James Scott Measell

Doctoral Research

PhD Title: A Provincial School of Art and Local Industry: The Stourbridge School of Art and its Relations with the Glass Industry of the Stourbridge District, 1850-1905
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Dick 
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

Beth Spacey

Beth Spacey

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: The marvellous and the miraculous in Latin narrative histories of the crusades, 1095-1291
Supervisor: Dr William Purkis
PhD Medieval History

Jian Sun

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: The Clergy of the Diocese of Hereford in the Later Middle Ages
Supervisors: Professor Robert Swanson
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