Dr Laura King

Dr Laura King

Associate Professor of Modern British History

0113 3439626

Summary: Interests in the history of health, gender, the family and the life cycle in everyday life in twentieth-century Britain

Location: Parkinson Building, Room 4.31b

Teaching Commitments: HIST3732: Men and Masculinity in Britain, c.1860-1960: War, Work and Home FOAR2000: Research Placement HIST5880M: Approaches to the History of Health and Medicine HIST5020M: Making History: Archive Collaborations


My research focuses on the social and cultural history of everyday family life, health and medicine, and gender in modern Britain. Having completed a BA in Modern History and Politics and MA in Twentieth-Century History at the University of Sheffield, I started a PhD entitled 'Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, c.1918-1960'. This was supported by an AHRC Doctoral Award, and awarded in 2011. Following this, I took up a position as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, where I ran a public engagement project, 'Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord? Fatherhood and Childbirth in Britain from the 1950s to the Present'. I'm now an Associate Fellow of the CHM at Warwick.

I moved to Leeds in 2012, to take up a position as Arts Engaged Fellow (2012-15), reflecting my growing interest in collaboration with partners and audiences beyond the campus. In September 2015, I took up the position of University Academic Fellow in the History of Health, Family and the Everyday, and in May 2017 became Associate Professor in Modern British History. I'm a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the Social History Society, Women's History Network and Oral History Society

You can follow me on twitter @DrLauraKing.