Dr Richard Ward


I was born and raised in Hull, and went on to study for a BA and MA in History at the University of Sheffield, where I also completed a Ph.D. in History in 2011, supervised by Professor Robert Shoemaker.

I subsequently worked as a research associate on two major, collaborative projects. First, from 2011-2013, the Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse project at the University of Leicester (funded by the Wellcome Trust). And secondly, from 2013 to August 2017, the Digital Panopticon project (funded by the AHRC).

In September 2017 I was appointed to a Lectureship in Digital History at the University of Exeter.