Professor Joseph Melling

Research interests

The development of business welfare and the impact of private company provisions on the evolution of state welfare provision since 1880; Popular and Labour politics in different parts of Britain; the growth of new forms of management in the last century; policies to raise labour productivity at the workplace; different forms of labour management in Britain and other countries, particularly supervisory management and workplace supervision; institutionalisation of the insane in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

I received Wellcome Trust funding for my research project on 'Mental Health and Institutional Care in the Twentieth Century' in 2009, and I am a member of the Peer Review College of the ESRC.