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

Rob Fitt

Rob Fitt

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Neolympics: Race, Nation, and Neoliberal Culture at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games
Supervisor: Dr Nathan Cardon; Dr Michell Chresfield; Dr Heather Dichter (International Center for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University). 
PhD History

Steve Hewett

Steve Hewett

Doctoral Researcher

PhD title: ‘For all our people’ – an examination of the Free Library Movement in Birmingham and its impact on the cultural life of the town, 1851 – 1914.

Supervisors: Dr Malcolm Dick and Professor Ewan Fernie

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