Dr Julian SimpsonDiploma, PostgradDip, MA, PhD


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I am a contemporary historian with research interests in the relevance of history to policy, the history of the NHS, migration (particularly medical migration), mental health, and the use of oral history.

My PhD which I completed in 2012 was on 'South Asian doctors and the development of general practice in Great Britain (c.1948-c.1983)'. I am now completing a monograph based on this which is to be published by Manchester University Press.

From 2012 to 2014 I worked with Stephanie Snow on the recent history of Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals in London. I was then the lead researcher on a CLAHRC (Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care) Greater Manchester project that explored the relevance of historical understanding to policy on access to general practice in England. I am currently developing a programme of research that seeks to cast light on the evolution of understandings of depression in England and France since the 1960s.

Prior to studying for my MA and PhD in History I qualified from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) de Paris and trained as a journalist in Lille. I subsequently worked for a number of years as a journalist, broadcaster, campaigner and policy advisor.





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