About

GeorgeI’m a Lecturer in History at the University of Wolverhampton. My work deals with broad questions concerning citizenship, consumerism and gender, primarily by looking at medicine, charity and welfare in modern Britain.

This website is my online home, where I blog and bring together the digital threads of my academic life. You’ll find me reflecting on working in higher education, the historical process, teaching and study skills, and commenting on current policy debates relating to my areas of research.

I have…

  • written half a dozen scholarly articles and essays and a book on medical charity in early twentieth-century Britain (details here)
  • studied History & Social Policy at Bangor University (2002-06) then the History of Medicine at Oxford Brookes University (2006-11)
  • taught at Oxford Brookes (2009-11), Liverpool (2012-14), Warwick (2014-15), City, University of London (since 2015) and Wolverhampton (since 2017)
  • been hired to research the transnational history of voluntary action for Professor Barry Doyle at the University of Huddersfield (2012); the 50-year history of the Child Poverty Action Group under Professor Pat Thane at King’s College London (2014-15); and the Cultural History of the NHS under Professors Roberta Bivins and Mathew Thomson at the University of Warwick (2015-17)
  • been funded by the Wellcome Trust for my MA, PhD and postdoctoral projects
  • been a trustee, seminar convenor, blog editor and New Researchers group chair for the Voluntary Action History Society (2008-13); and Communications Officer for the Social History Society (2015-18)
  • worked outside of academia as a research assistant and policy advisor for Lord Roberts a Llandudno, on issues including rough sleeping and EU migration (2005-10)

To get in touch:  tweet me (@gcgosling) or use this website’s contact form to send me an email.

George Campbell Gosling
March 2017