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Celebrating the Success of Our MA Students

Posted on 2 October 2018

We are delighted to share the success of two recent postgraduates of York’s Department of History, who have both succeeded in obtaining funding to pursue PhD research.

Chloe Morrison, who was enrolled on York’s MA in Contemporary History and International Politics programme, and who received the Daniel Pinfold Dissertation Prize for the highest dissertation mark in the programme, succeeded in applying for a PhD as part of the Medical Research Foundation’s Antimicrobial Research project. Based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Chloe will explore the historical and bioethical dimensions of drug-resistant tuberculosis in contemporary South Africa, as part of a larger ongoing interdisciplinary project. This research will take place in both London and South Africa, in the archives and in the field at rural health clinics linked to the School.

Ed Devane, a recent graduate of the MA in Medical History and Humanities programme, succeeded in applying for a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship and will commence his studies at the University of Warwick. His project, ‘Building the NHS: Planning, Public Opinion and Britain’s New State Hospitals, 1945 – 1974’ will employ several hospital-based case studies across England, Scotland, and Wales. Emphasis shall be placed upon hitherto untapped archival documents created by regional and local tiers of the NHS. It will make a case for the importance of public engagement in the past and present NHS, and will challenge current and contemporary interpretations of British health policy and decision-making.

We wish Chloe and Ed every success for the future, and will look forward to hearing updates from their research.