PhD opportunity - railway occupational accidents & disability, 1897-1939

Some of you might be interested in a PhD opportunity available through the University of Portsmouth, working with the National Railway Museum:

'Give him sympathy and a helping hand': Understanding the impact of occupational accidents and disability on English and Welsh railway staff and their families in England and Wales, 1897-1939'

The project will be supervised by me, Karen Baker (Library Manager, National Railway Museum) and Cathryn Pearce (University of Portsmouth). It offers a fees-waiver (at UK rates), and can be undertaken full- or part-time.

There's a huge amount of potential for the project within the broad parameters set out in the advert (available via the link below). We're keen to see the successful applicant shaping the project focus and making it their own. This is an under-researched area, so the contribution the research makes will be large. Working with the NRM is also brilliant, as there are huge amounts of expertise and materials you'll have access to, as well as the possibilities of contributing to the NRM's work.

The deadline is 3 April 2023. I'm more than happy to discuss the PhD informally with potential applicants - please feel free to get in touch.

Further details are available here: