2010, PhD History, Univeristy of Strathclyde
2004, MPhil Social History, University of Glasgow/University of Strathclyde
2003, BA Hons (First Class), University of Stirling
I am interested in military health and medicine in the twentieth century, particularly the ways in which the British Armed Forces have prepared civilian men for military service through bodily regimes. I also conduct research on the medical and scientific experiments that have been carried out on military personnel since 1939. My first monograph, Civilians into Soldiers: War, the Body and British Army Recruits, 1939-1945, will be published by Manchester University Press in August 2014. I am currently working on a project on the lived experiences of men who service in the Royal Army Medical Corps between 1939 and 1945. Drawing on their personal testimonies, this research examines themes including masculinity, class, and emotional responses to war.
I also coordinate the CSHHH 'Journeys Through Health History' schools engagement project, which delivers history of medicine materias as part of the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. This project, funded by the University of Strathclyde, brings together the CSHHH Glasgow, Learning Teaching Scotland, the Wellcome Trust Library, Glasgow Museums, the National Library of Scotland and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. To-date, I have worked with Bellahouston Academy, St Peter the Apostle High School and Port Glasgow High.