Dr Frances Houghton

Simon Research Fellow

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 Biography:

  • MA (History), University of Edinburgh 2005-2009
  • MSc (Research) (Modern British History), University of Edinburgh 2009-2010
  • PhD (History), University of Edinburgh 2010-2015

I began my undergraduate degree in History at the University of Edinburgh in 2005, and enjoyed it so much that I completed my MSc (2009-2010) and PhD at the university. Funded by a Principal's Career Development Scholarship my doctoral research focused on British veterans' military memoirs of the Second World War.  I held two temporary posts as Teaching Fellow in British Social History at the University of Edinburgh in 2015 and 2016, and also worked as an instructor on the Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS) in 2013 and 2015. I joined the University of Manchester as a temporary Lecturer in Modern British History in 2016, teaching in this role for the next three years. In 2019, I was delighted to be awarded the three-year Simon Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester, for my project 'The Modern Mind at Sea: Medical Care and Masculine Culture in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.' In 2019, my doctoral research was published as The Veterans' Tale: British Military Memoirs of the Second World War (Cambridge University Press). 

 

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