I research the cultural and social history of British nuclear mobilisation. British Nuclear Culture (Bloomsbury, 2016), offered a new interpretation of the British nuclear century by tracing the tensions between 'official' and 'unofficial' narratives. I am currently working on a number of edited collections, and a case study on proposed Uranium mining on Orkney in the 1970s. Longer term projects include an exploration of life in 1980s nuclear Britain.
As well as extending my analysis of nuclear Britain in the years to come, I am General Editor of an innovative Open Access e-textbook project, Using Primary Sources (LUP, 2017), funded by JISC. This is a collaborative effort between nearly thirty historians, University of Liverpool Library colleagues, and Liverpool University Press.
I currently supervise two AHRC-funded PhD students. Emily Gibbs is working on the history of emotions in relation to nuclear Britain, and Harry Roberts is working on nuclear identities in rural Britain. Both Emily and Harry are producing oral histories as part of their projects. For more information on Emily's project, please look here: http://www.nwcdtp.ac.uk/current-students/student-profiles/emily-gibbs/