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Personal Development


''Naming the Unnameable': The Invention of the 'Battered Child Syndrome' in 1960s America and Britain', Pain, Illness, Trauma and Death in Childhood, University of Greenwich, 1st February 2014.

''Stranger Danger: Changing Conceptions of Child Abusers between 1960 and 2013', Made Up People: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Labelling and the Construction of People in Post-war History, University of Warwick, 25th October 2013.

''Stop It Now!': Historicising Perpetrator Intervention Programmes in Child Protection 1960-2013', Interpersonal Violence Interventions -Social and Cultural Perspectives, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 28th-30th August 2013.

'The Historical Construction of "Child Abuse", 1960-2000', Child Care History Network Summer Conference: From Maria to Munro. Safeguarding Children: Procedures, Regulation, or Nuturing Relationships?, Planned Environmental Therapy Trust, 25th July 2013.

'Is "Child Abuse" a Public Health Issue?', Social Sciences, Humanities, and Medicine: Monash University-University of Warwick Webinar Series, University of Warwick, 13th March 2013.

'Forgotten Voices: the Construction and Memorialisation of Evacuee Experience in Britain since 1939', Warwick University History Postgraduate Conference, University of Warwick, 31st May 2012.


Jennifer Crane, ''I don’t see why homosexuals feel they should have their own newspapers any more than people who like aubergines': The Creation and Construction of Homosexual Group Identity between 1962 and 1985', Ex Historia, 5 (2013), 170-190.

Jennifer Crane, 'Rethinking How Evacuees Influenced Post-War British Thinking on Health', Retrospectives, 2 (2013).

Public Engagement and Volunteering

June 2013 Assistant Research Volunteer for 'Trade in Lunacy', a threatrical production inspired by 18th century private asylums, created as a collaborative public engagement project by Professor Hilary Marland and Talking Birds.

April 2013 Assistant for day-long Workshop and for Public Lecture surrounding Dr Tania Woloshyn's Postdoctoral Project 'Soaking Up the Rays: The Reception of Light Therapeutics in Britain, c. 1899-1938'.


October 2013 - present Seminar Tutor on second-year undergraduate module Britain in the Twentieth Century: Narrating the Nation (HI149)

January - October 2013 Co-Organiser with Claire Sewell 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, 25th October 2013.

July 2013 - present Co-Organiser with Thomas Bray of Monash University-University of Warwick Webinar Series on Social Sciences, Humanities, and Medicine.

April 2012 - March 2013 Co-Chair and Organiser of the History of Medicine Reading Lunch
Worked with Sarah Jane Bodell to choose and distribute readings, and publicise the reading lunch.

November 2012 - January 2013 Peer-to-Peer Postgraduate Support Mentor
Supported MA students through the process of applying for PhD funding, and contributed to discussions on improving the pilot scheme.

Summer 2012 Exam Invigilator

2011-2012 Member of the Postgraduate Conference Committee
Worked within team of four with joint responsibility for organising all aspects of the annual Warwick University History Postgraduate Conference.


September 2013 - Attended week-long Wellcome Trust Oral History Summer School at the Royal Holloway, University of London, where I conducted an interview with Lord David Owen on the 1975 Children's Act.

March - October 2013 Trained through, and conducted interviews for, the oral history project Voices of the University: Memories of Warwick 1965-2015

Spring Term 2012 Oral History Training through the Warwick Oral History Network, organised by Angela Davis.


Society for the Social History of Medicine

Child Care History Network

Oral History Network

Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past

Society for the History of Childhood and Youth

Useful Links

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