About Me

I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Saskatchewan studying  British military and naval nursing in late Hanoverian period.  In particular, I examine the use of civilian women as nurses in military and naval hospitals in this period based on their perceived gendered suitability for the work and how nursing became more medicalised over time.  I consider the importance of cleanliness to preventative medicine, study Plymouth Naval Hospital as a household structure using collective biography to track the careers of individual nurses, and study the use of enslaved Afro-Caribbean women in West Indian naval hospitals. For a more detailed overview of my dissertation work please see the dissertation project.

Other roles:

  • Social Media Editor for Early Modern Recipes Online Collective @EMRecipesOnline
  • Editor for H-Minerva an H-Net Network for the study of women and war and women in the military

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