Nursing & Medical History

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.  My research focuses on late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century British military and naval systems of care, with a focus on nurses and other women labourers.


Where history comes to life through research

My research demonstrates the importance of women’s labour and considers questions of professionalisation, gender, and carework. My recent publications include journal articles in UK Bulletin of the History of Nursing, Nursing History Review, and Northern Mariner.

Graduate Supervision

I am happy to supervise history honours and MA theses, and PhD dissertations, in the following areas:

History of Nursing, History of Medicine, Environmental History, Social History of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Royal Navy, Women’s Labour in the British Atlantic World, Early Modern Britain.

Bachelor of Health Honours: Society and Health

I primarily teach medical history though I also teach in the Bachelor of Health Program.