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.

Simon Briercliffe

Simon Briercliffe

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: The Stafford Street Area of Wolverhampton c. 1800-1871: relationships of Space, Demography, and Ethnicity
Supervisor: Professor Carl Chinn
PhD History

Steve Hewett

Doctoral Researcher

PhD title: For all our people” – the origin and early development of the public library movement in Birmingham and its impact on the educational and cultural life of the city – 1861-1914

Supervisors: Dr Malcolm Dick

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

Chris Rouse

Chris Rouse

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: The Intellectual Colonisation of Asia in European Geographical Discourse, 1200-1500
Supervisors: Professor Naomi Standen and Dr Margaret Small
PhD Modern 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