Dr Helen Doe
Honorary Research Fellow
Research interests are in the field of maritime business history. In the main this relates to all types of business in the shipping industry from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. This can include shipbuilding, ship owning, ship management and insurance. Particualr areas of research include illegal business such as smuggling, the role of businesswomen and business leadership.
Influence and impact of Brunel's early steamship
Power and authority, the relationship between the master and the managing owner
General research interests
Ship insurance in the 20th century, Mutual Protection and Indemnity Clubs
Maritime business history from late eighteenth to the twentieth century
Shipbuilding, shipping investment, ship insurance, ship broking, ship management and the business of smuggling and trades such as chandlery, sailmaking and blockmaking
Women in Business
Maritime Communities, particularly mariner, merchant and smuggling communities
After a career in IT with a multi-national company and running a marketing consultancy business, I gained my masters degree in Maritime History followed by my doctorate at University of Exeter.
Fellow, Royal Historical Society
Treasurer, British Commission for Maritime History
Trustee, S S Great Britain