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Dr George Gosling BA (Hons), MA, PhD

University Teacher in Modern British History History


Personal Statement

I research and write on issues surrounding healthcare and charity in modern Britain and beyond. My doctoral thesis explored these themes in the city of Bristol in the three decades between the end of the First World War and the introduction of the NHS in 1948. After studying History and Social Policy at the University of Wales, Bangor, I received two Wellcome Trust prize studentships for my postgraduate studies at Oxford Brookes University, where I received my PhD in 2011. I am also a trustee of the Voluntary Action History Society, a group dedicated to promoting historical understanding of charity, campaigning and civil society amongst historians and archivists, voluntary sector practitioners and policymakers, and more widely.

Prizes or Honours

  • Graduate Student Prize (Western Conference on British Studies in Austin, Texas, 2010)
  • Andrew Downham Memorial Prize (Bangor University, 2006)

Funded Fellowships

  • Prize Doctoral Studentship (Wellcome Trust, 2007)
  • Prize Masters Studentship (Wellcome Trust, 2006)