Postgraduate research students

In History at Exeter we're proud of the research carried out by our PhD students. There are currently around 80 PhD students in the Department, many of whom maintain an online personal profile detailing their research activities. Follow the links below to find out more about them and their research projects.

Student Research title Lead supervisor
Desmond Atkinson Ecclesia Reformata? John Morton's contemporaries and the re-making of the English Church. Professor James Clark
Andrew Binding Living at Home: People, Spaces, and the Changing Domestic Environment in the Early Modern South West England. Professor Jane Whittle
Ghee Bowman PhD Proposal: ‘No Pakis at Dunkirk’: Remembering and Forgetting Force K6 in Europe, 1939-1945 Dr Gajendra Singh
Anna Calori The cancellation of the working class: an analysis of privatisation in the former Yugoslavia from a bottom-up perspective Professor James Mark
Hannah Clark From Melton Mowbray to Middleburg: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues in Fashionable Foxhunting, 1870-1930 Professor Henry French
Rowena Cockett The experience, value, and expression of emotions in thirteenth-century Iberia Professor Simon Barton
Richard Cooke A critical evaluation of the evidence for accelerated economic development in Devon during the “long fifteenth century”. Professor Jane Whittle
Charlotte Crouch
Jessica Desmond Misericords and cultures of worship in the medieval English parish church Professor James Clark
Imogene Dudley Women's Work Early Modern England, 1500-1700 Professor Jane Whittle
Barbara Dunn ‘Astrology is higher and nobler than medicine and every physician must be an astrologer’: The Astrological Figure and the 'prognostical part of physick' c. 1580-1700 Professor Jonathan Barry
Kenneth Edwards Dr Kristofer Allerfeldt
Rhoda Evans Investigating Disorder in Malta: Policing in a British Colony Professor Martin Thomas
Natasha Feiner Lifestyle, health and disease: changing concepts of balance in modern medicine Professor Mark Jackson
Thomas Fidler CORNWALL’S BORDER – CELTIC FRONTIER OR ANGLICISED TERRITORY? Dr Garry Tregidga
Lorena Fierro Diaz A Comparative Study of Queenship and Aristocratic Women’s Networks of Power in Twelfth-Century Iberia Professor Simon Barton
Tomas Foster Generational Defiance to the Kemalist Establishment from the Left, Marxist Youths in Turkey between 1960 and 1980 Professor James Mark
Paul Freer Assess the contribution made by the development of target marking techniques to the prosecution of the bomber offensive during WW2. Professor Richard Overy
Helen Frost The British Bombing Offensive: Media Representation and Public Perception. 1393-1945. Professor Richard Overy
Sophy Gardner Collaborative PhD Studentship: A biographical study of Lord Brabazon and the politics of air power. Professor Martin Thomas
Austen Hamilton Speculative House Builders as Entrepreneurs in Georgian London Professor Henry French
Yawei Han The ideas of Sidney & Beatrice Webb, their relationship of welfare state policy, and the development of the relevant policies. Professor Andrew Thorpe
Marion Hardy People on the move in Devon, c.1572/1598 to c.1800 Professor Jane Whittle
Matthew Heaslip Changes and challenges: The Royal Navy's China Station and its defence of Britain's interests in East Asia during the 1920s Dr Laura Rowe
Richard Hill The development and use of aircraft and armoured vehicles during the First World War Professor Richard Toye
Lucy Hilliar Dr Richard Noakes
Max Hodgson
Benjamin Holmes The efforts of British charities to relieve German civilians, from the start of the war in 1914, to post-war releif work carried on into the mid-1920s. Dr Catriona Pennell
Abby Johns
Reiko Kanazawa AIDS and the Changing Landscape of Health in India, 1986-2005 Professor Mark Jackson
Nicos Kefalas Superfoods, supplements and masculinity 1950s-present Professor Mark Jackson
Ryan Kemp
Rhian Keyse Forced and Early Marriage in British Colonial Africa, 1925-62. Dr Stacey Hynd
Betsy Lewisholmes Health, Fitness and Exercise for Girls in late Victorian England Professor Sarah Toulalan
Dianne Elizabeth Long Designed Landscapes of Industrialists 1700 – c.1820 Professor Henry French
Jasmine Losasso
Stephen Lynam Centre-Right Politics in the Spanish Province of Valencia 1931-1936. Dr Tim Rees
Jesse Lynch The Coming of Paper: The Transformative Effect of Paper Diffusion in FifteenthCentury England Professor James Clark
Simon Magus Esoteric Thought in the Life and Work of H. Rider Haggard. Dr Paul Young
Henry Marsh The examination of the representation and narration of ritual and ceremony within several chronicles of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth century Professor James Clark
Stuart Mole The Commonwealth & Apartheid Dr David Thackeray
Angela Muir Unwanted pregnancies in Early Modern England and Wales: Illegitimacy, courtship, infanticide and contraception. Professor Sarah Toulalan
Paul Murphy Legal Reform in the Age of Alfonso X of Castile Professor Simon Barton
Robert Nantes Bankruptcy in eighteenth-century England: A social account. Professor Henry French
Elizabeth Neale
Jennifer Pina-Trengove Identity, purpose and reconstruction: the place of Trelissick walled kitchen garden in twenty-first century public history Dr Garry Tregidga
Lyndy (Carolyn) Pooley The role of youth voluntary action in 1960s Britain: assumptions of community in a restless decade Professor Mark Jackson
Elizabeth Raikes Battleground to Playground: The British in Corsica 1794-1939. Professor Andrew Thompson
Joshua Rhodes Agrarian Capitalism in England: A new methodological approach Professor Henry French
Amy Ridgway Wage labour and poverty on a Dorset estate, c.1680-1834 Professor Jane Whittle
Neville Shack MAKING THE IRRATIONAL WORK: THE POLITICS AND PROFILE OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS, 1951-1958 Professor Richard Toye
Geoffrey Skinner The Development of Nuclear Military Strategy_x000B_and Anglo-American Relations, 1939 – 1958._x000B_ Professor Richard Toye
Rachel Slover English Benedictines’ response to the Henrician Reforms: An analysis of Godstow, Shaftesbury, and Wilton Abbey Libraries Professor James Clark
Guy Solomon The Living Standards of Tyneside Miners during the British Industrial Revolution Professor Henry French
Tabitha Stanmore
Rebecca J Stewart The comparative experience of female intellectuals and inventors (primarily scientific and technological inventors) in Britain, America, and Canada during the eighteenth century Dr Kristofer Allerfeldt
Catherine Talbot Trans-Atlantic Consumerism in the 18th Century: A comparative Study of the Material Culture of Ordinary People in Britain and her American Colonies. Professor Jane Whittle
Michael Tedstone P.& A.CAMPBELL LTD - PASSENGER STEAMSHIP OWNERS RAPID GROWTH IN THE 1890s Professor Alan Booth
Joanna Thomas Britain’s seafaring men and women: an analysis of the maritime labour force 1850 – 1911 Professor Maria Fusaro
Teresa Tinsley Hernando de Baeza, interpreter of the fall of Muslim Granada. His life history and a commentary on his text. Professor Simon Barton
Balint Tolmar The “Adria”-Project: East-South Relations and the European Socialist Countries' Quest for Energy Security in the Post-Oil Shock Era Professor James Mark
Howard Tresidder Tonkin Dr Garry Tregidga
Lenneke Van Raaij After Empire: Using and Not Using the Past in the Crisis of the Carolingian World, c. 900-c.1050 Professor Sarah Hamilton
David Whitehouse Missionary Socialisation and Ethnic Identity in Rwanda, Burundi and the Belgian Congo 1880-1939 Dr Stacey Hynd
Sonia Wigh The Body of Words: A Social History of Sex and the Body in Medieval India Professor Sarah Toulalan
Paul Williams The Trading Community of Exeter 1470-1570 Professor Jane Whittle
Dukhee Yun “By the Length of Their Pikes”: Realities and Perceptions of Early-Modern British Infantry Combat, 1642-1783. Professor Jeremy Black
Tomasz Zawadzki Professor Kate Fisher