Lorraine Wood


Doctoral researcher

Department of History


PhD title: Birmingham manufacturing and its workforce during the Second World War
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Dick
PhD History


My MPhil research focuses on war work carried out in Birmingham and the West Midlands paying particular attention to the workforce that supported this important process. The significance of the area’s contribution to the Second World War is recognised nationally although little academic research has been carried out locally. This research under the supervision of Dr. Malcolm Dick hopes to rectify the imbalance and to provide a better understanding of the changes required both by industry and its workforce in order to produce the items required for war.

As the Director of the Centre for West Midlands History, Dr. Malcolm Dick encourages and supports a vibrant local historical research community enjoyed and used by many within the University and outside.

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