Senior Lecturer in Modern History, Department of History
Sabine Clarke has a MSc from Imperial College in the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine and a PhD in history from the University of London. Her research explores the relationship between science, technology and development between 1914 and 1965 with a focus on Britain's Caribbean and African colonies. Her book, Science at the End of Empire: Experts and the Development of the British Caribbean, 1940-1965 examines visions of industrial development that were promoted for the Caribbean in the late colonial period, including British plans to revive the economies of the British West Indies by finding new uses for sugar as a raw material for making plastics, drugs and fuels. She is the PI of a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for a project called, "The Chemical Empire: a New History of Synthetic Insecticides in Britain and the Colonies". This project explores the introduction of chemical forms of pest control in the Global South after 1945.