Prof Christine HallettPhD


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Professor Christine Hallett is Director of the UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery, Chair of the UK Association for the History of Nursing and President of the European Association for the History of Nursing.  Christine trained as a nurse and health visitor in the 1980s and holds first degrees and PhDs in both Nursing and History.  She practised as a community nurse before becoming a lecturer at the University of Manchester in 1993.  During her career at Manchester, she has published in the fields of nursing education, clinical practice, and history, and has successfully supervised eleven PhD students to completion.  She is a co-editor for the academic book series, Nursing History and Humanities at Manchester University Press.  Christine holds Fellowships of both the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society for the Arts.

Christine has undertaken numerous consultancies.  She was a Historical Advisor and Script Consultant to the BBC drama series 'The Crimson Field' (2014), and a consultant to the BBC's First World War Centenary website project (2014).  More recently, she was advisor to the National Railway Museum (2015-16), the National Somme Commemoration (2016), and the Inaugural 'Staff Ride' of the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (2017).  She has received invitations from universities throughout the world, to lecture on her research, including, most recently, at the University of Heidelberg (January 2017); the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston (April, 2017), and the International Conference of the Portuguese Society for the History of Nursing, Oporto (May, 2017)

Christine advised on the refurbishment of the Florence Nightingale Museum, London (2010) and the redevelopment of the Medical Galleries at the Science Museum, London (2013).  She was project-lead and series editor to a Nursing and Midwifery Council project: 'Historical Investigations into the Professional Self-Regulation of Nursing and Midwifery' (2012).

Christine's current work focusses on the nurses of the First World War. You can paste the following youtube clip of her talking about her research into your web browser:

Her most recent books, Veiled Warriors: Allied Nurses of the First World WarNurse Writers of the Great War; and Nurses of Passchendaele are now available on Amazon:

Christine is a Visiting Professor at the University of Tromso. Follow the link to her lecture: 'Nursing: The Lost Art?'


  • PhD (Nursing)
  • PHD (History)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (with distinction)
  • Bachelor of Arts (First Class)
  • Registered General Nurse
  • District Nurse
  • Health Visitor

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts

Associate Member of the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing

Associate Member of the American Association for the History of Nursing

Steering Group Member of the History of Nursing Society of the Royal College of Nursing

Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

External positions

Visiting Professor, University Of Tromso

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