‘Born in the Asylum: Insanity of Pregnancy and Unwed Mothers around 1900’
This research is part of The Last Taboo of Motherhood? project, funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award (2021-24), which draws on a rich variety of sources to explore the history of maternal mental illness in twentieth-century Britain.
'...the law is illogical and unjust’: The Problems with the Infanticide Act 1922
'Women and Mental Illness in Post-War Britain' Workshop Summary
Generously funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Centre for the History of Medicine at Warwick and Warwick’s Global Research Priority Health, and prompted by our Wellcome funded project ‘The Last Taboo of Motherhood’, this workshop explored changes in understanding, diagnosing and responding to women’s mental illnesses in post-Second World War Britain.