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Conferences and Workshops

July 2014, 'Obligation or Duty?': The Emergence of the Family Carer as an Object of Social Policy, c. 1974-86', History and Parenting Forum, University of Warwick.

July 2014, 'Obligation or Duty?: The Emergence of the Family Carer, c. 1971-76', Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference, University of Oxford.

October 2013, '"A Vital Role": The Emergence of the Carer for Mental Disorder in Britain since 1960', 'Made Up People' Conference, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Warwick.

September 2013, '"I'm me as I am, I wouldn't be me with arms, would I?": The Thalidomide Society, normality, disability and the family in Britain, 1962-77', 'Imperfect Children' Conference, Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leicester.

July 2013, '"The only experts whose opinion will not be sought are the relatives": NGOs and the Changing Place of the Carer within Mental Health Care in 1960s and 1970s Britain', Voluntary Action History Society Fifth International Conference, University of Huddersfield.

May 2013, 'Social Psychiatry, Social Research, and the Emergence of the Carer in Post-War Britain', University of Warwick History Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick.

November 2012, Presented a paper at IHR History Lab Methods Workshop: Beyond the Index Card, Senate House, London.

September 2012, '''Schizophrenia has a 'Shattering Effect' on Families": The Emotional Responses of Familial Carers of Schizophrenia in Post-War Britain', The Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference 2012, 'Emotions, Health & Wellbeing', Queen Mary, University of London.

January 2012, '''Giving a Voice to Sufferers from Mental Illness and their Carers": The Carer Movement in Britain, 1970-90', British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick.

June 2011, '''No Social Provision Exists for them, so their Future is Bleak": Schizophrenia and the Family in Post-War Britain', History of Medicine Postgraduate Summit, Queen Mary, University of London.

June 2011, '''No Social Provision Exists for them, so their Future is Bleak": Schizophrenia and the Family in Post-War Britain', University of Warwick History Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick.

Publications

Claire Sewell, '“If one member of the family is disabled the family as a whole is disabled”: Thalidomide Children and the Emergence of the Family Carer in Britain, c. 1957 to 1978', Family and Community History (forthcoming).

Jennifer Crane and Claire Sewell, '"Made Up People": An Interdisciplinary Approach to Labelling and the Construction of People in Post-War History, a one-day conference', Exchanges 1:2 (2014).

Teaching

October 2012 - June 2013 Seminar Tutor Britain in the Twentieth Century.

May 2014 Awarded a Postgraduate Award: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Public Engagement and Voluntary Work

May - June 2014 Assistant Research Volunteer for 'Malady of Migration', a theatre production devised by Talking Birds as part of Dr Catherine Cox and Professor Hilary Marland's public engagement project.

June 2013 Assistant Research Volunteer for 'Trade in Lunacy', a theatre production devised by Talking Birds as part of Professor Hilary Marland's public engagement project.

June 2012 Assistant for 'Our Fathers', a theatre production devised by Babakas as part of Dr Laura King's public engagement project, 'Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord'.

June 2012 Assistant for the exhibition 'War, Memory and Trauma' at the Herbert Gallery, Coventry which forms part of Dr Sarah King's public engagement project.

May 2011 Assistant for 'The Irish Giant', a theatre production devised by Cartoon de Salvo on the life and death of Charles Byrne, known as the Irish Giant.

2010 Co-led a series of Children's University educational workshops for school children, entitled 'Practical Piracy' and co-ordinated by Tim Davies.

Other Responsibilities

October 2013 Co-organiser with Jennifer Crane of Wellcome Trust supported one-day conference ''Made Up People': An Interdisciplinary Approach to Labelling and the Construction of People in Post-War History', Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Warwick. The keynote speaker for the conference was Professor Ian Hacking (University of Toronto).

December 2012 - Present Member of the Voluntary Action History Society's New Researchers committee.

October 2012 - June 2013 Warwick Centre for the History of Medicine Liaison Committee PhD representative.

October 2011 - February 2013 Co-founder and co-organiser of the History of Psychology and Psychiatry Reading Group with Grace Huxford.

January 2012 Co-organiser of the British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick.

October 2011 - April 2012 Co-organiser of the History of Medicine Reading Lunch.

June 2011 Co-chair of the University of Warwick History Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick.

2010 - 2012 History Department Staff and Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) member.

Memberships

Society for the Social History of Medicine.

Training

Spring 2012 Oral History Training via the Centre for the History of Medicine.

Spring 2012 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods Training via the Doctoral Training Centre.

Ward'Patient Walking Down a Corridor in a Psychiatric Hospital', Neil Tinning (2008).