Find a research supervisor in modern British history

Staff in the Department of History who supervise PhD/MA by Research in the area of modern British history.

Dr Malcolm Dick

Dr Malcolm Dick

Senior Lecturer in Regional and Local History
Director, Centre for West Midlands History

History of the West Midlands region after 1700, history of ethnic minorities and anti-slavery

Dr Matthew Francis

Reader in History (Education)

Political historian of twentieth century Britain, conceptual history, political ideologies and ideological change

Dr David Gange

Dr David Gange

Senior Lecturer in History

Cultural history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain.

Professor Karen Harvey

Professor Karen Harvey

Professorial Fellow and Professor of Cultural History

  • The social and cultural history of eighteenth-century Britain 
  • The body, gender and sexuality
  • Letters and letter-writing

Professor Matt Houlbrook

Professor Matt Houlbrook

Professor of Cultural History
Head of Department of History

  • Cultural history of modern Britain
  • Histories of gender
  • Sexuality and selfhood

Dr Michala Hulme

Dr Michala Hulme

Lecturer in Public History

19th and early 20th century British history, public history, heritage research. 

Dr Chris Moores

Dr Chris Moores

Senior Lecturer
Contemporary History

Political and social activism with a focus on civil liberties and human rights and extra-parliamentary conservatism.

Dr Steve Morewood

Senior Lecturer in International History

Political, strategic and economic history of the 19th and 20th century East Mediterranean region.

Dr Mo Moulton

Dr Mo Moulton

Associate Professor in the History of Race and Empire

Political and social history of 20th century Britain, Ireland, and empire.

Dr James Pugh

Dr James Pugh

Lecturer in Modern History

Social, cultural and military history of the two World Wars, including a focus on drug culture, consumption and control.

Dr Sadiah Qureshi

Senior Lecturer in Modern History

Cultural and social historian of race, science and empire in the modern world.

Professor Gavin Schaffer

Professor Gavin Schaffer

Professor of British History

Race and immigration history, race and the media, racial violence, modern Jewish history, history of television.

Dr Kate Smith

Dr Kate Smith

Associate Professor in Eighteenth-Century History

Eighteenth-century Britain and empire, material cultures, production, consumption, skill, the senses and the emotions.

Dr Zoë Thomas

Dr Zoë Thomas

Associate Professor in Modern History

Modern Britain with particular specialism in women’s history and social and cultural history

Dr Daniel Whittingham

Lecturer in the History of Warfare and Conflict

Conduct of war, British military history, military thought and strategy.

History staff research supervision areas