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Dr Michael Robinson

Post-Doctoral Researcher History

Research

Research Overview

"I am happy to supervise any undergraduate or MA students whose dissertation is dedicated to any aspect of war and medicine, history of mental illness, veterans or disability history. "

Disability, Welfare and Ageing: First World War Veterans of the British Empire

My current project focuses investigates Britain, Australia and Canada and their individual policies and programmes to assist disabled First World War veterans from their demobilisation until their deaths. It will allow an understanding of how and why national responses to post-war welfare, healthcare and disability evolved from one of broad universality in 1918 to one of diversity by the second half of the twentieth century. The project also examines how the nations observed, networked and collaborated with one another and how this exchange impacted individual welfare systems and the subsequent treatment and experiences
of ageing veterans

Research Grants

'The Ministry of Pensions and the 'Imperial Pensioner' in Australia

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

October 2017 - October 2018

Disability, Welfare and Ageing: First World War Veterans of the British Empire

LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

September 2019 - August 2022