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: In 2017/18, I'm on research leave.
Family Men: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, c.1914-1960 (Oxford University Press, 2015)
The book has been reviewed by Dr Helen McCarthy on Reviews in History.
Articles and chapters
Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord? Mens presence at childbirth in Britain c.1940s-2000s, Social History of Medicine 30:2 (2017), pp.389-407
'Future Citizens: Cultural and Political Conceptions of Children in Britain, 1930s-1950s', Twentieth Century British History 27:3 (2016), pp.389-411
Engaging People in Making History: impact, public engagement and the world beyond the campus, History Workshop Journal 80:1 (2015), pp.218-233 (co-written with Gary Rivett)
'The Perfect Man: Fatherhood, masculinity and romance in popular culture in mid-twentieth-century Britain', in A. Harris and T. Jones (eds), Love and Romance in Britain, 1918-1970 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), pp.41-60
Now you see a great many men pushing their pram proudly: Family-orientated masculinity represented and experienced in mid-twentieth-century Britain, Cultural and Social History 10:4 (November 2013), pp.599-617
Hidden Fathers? The Significance of Fatherhood in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain, Contemporary British History 26:1 (March 2012), pp.25-46
I've written book reviews for Twentieth Century British History, English Historical Review, Women's History Review and the IHR's Reviews in History. I've also written an introduction to a published play, Babakas, Our Fathers, and I've written articles for History & Policy, Wellcome History magazine, Dadzclub, Cambridge Adjunct magazine, and Warwick Knowledge Centre. My research has also been featured in the BBC History Magazine, the BBC website, The Telegraph, The Sun, Daily Mail, Who Do You Think You Are magazine, Yorkshire Post, Times of India, and The Practising Midwife, amongst others.