Post Doctoral & Early Career Fellows

The School of History has an excellent track record for attracting and winning highly competitive post doctoral fellowships. Current and recent award holders are listed below. We welcome enquiries from potential applicants whose research agenda enriches the strengths and ambitions of the School.
Award Date FunderFellowResearch ProjectAcademic Mentor
2020 Wellcome Trust Dr Jamie Banks Alcohol, Race and Ethnicity/ Wellcome Trust ISSF Early Career Fellow Dr. D. Toner
2018 Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship Richard Anderson (now Lecturer, University of Aberdeen) Running into Empire: Abolition and the Fugitive Slave Question in British Colonial Africa Prof. C. Anderson
2017 Wellcome Trust (ISSF) Dr Steven Taylor Medicalising Childhood: Health and Education in Twentieth Century Britain Prof. S. King
2017 Leverhulme Trust Dr Kate Boehme (now Teaching Associate in department of History at University of Nottingham) Princely States in British India: rethinking the economics of empire, 1857-1947 Prof. C. Anderson
2017 Leverhulme Trust Dr Luca Fenoglio 'A head for a tooth': Violence in Fascist Italy’s Path to a Mediterranean Empire Dr A. Korb
2016 Leverhulme Trust Dr Sarah Goldsmith (now Chancellor's Fellow at University of Edinburgh) Embodying the Aristocrat: A History of the 18th-Century Elite Male Body Prof. R. Sweet
2015 British Academy Dr Richard Ansell (Research Associate, University of Leicester) Education, Travel and Family Strategy in Britain and Ireland, c. 1650-1750 Prof. R. Sweet
2015 Leverhulme Trust

Dr Maeve Ryan (now lecturer in the department of War Studies, KCL)

The British Empire and the Geopolitics of Human Rights in the 19th Century

Prof. C. Anderson
2014 Wellcome Trust Dr Eureka Henrich (now Lecturer, in History, University of Hertfordshire)

Healthy Citizens? Migrant Identity and Constructions of Health in Postwar Australia

Prof. C. Anderson
2013 Leverhulme Trust Dr Irina Marin

Fear Across Borders: Peasant Violence and Anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe

Dr A. Korb
2011 Leverhulme Trust Dr Erika Hanna (now Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bristol) Popular Photography and Camera Culture in Ireland 1922-2000 Prof. S. Gunn
2011 Wellcome Trust Dr Nandini Bhattacharya (now Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee)
A coming of age story: a history of the Indian pharmaceutical industry, 1905-1966 Prof. S. King
2010 British Academy Dr Peter Darby (now Lecturer in Early Medieval History, University of Nottingham) Heresy and Orthodoxy in the works of Bede Prof. J. Story
2009 Leverhulme Trust Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes (now Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval History, Durham University) Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England (c. 650-c. 1100): the social context of theology Prof. J. Story
2005 ESRC Dr Anne Murphy (now Reader and Head of History, University of Hertfordshire)

Institutions and investors: a study of the early English financial markets

Prof. P. Cottrell
2003 ESRC Dr Shane Ewen (now Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University) Fires and urban growth in Britain, 1830-1914 Prof. R. Rodger

Section of a 3D model of the 5thC cremation urn from Loveden Hill, bearing one of the earliest texts in Old English.

Detail of a 3D model of the late 5thC cremation urn from Loveden Hill, bearing one of the earliest texts in Old English: created by D. Powlesland and the Impact of Diasporas Research Programme Team. For more information, click here.

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