Editorial Team:  Volume 10 (1) 2022

Amanda Gwinnup, Editorial Board and production team member, is a PhD student in her final year at the University of Huddersfield. Her thesis, provisionally titled Invisible Illnesses and Hidden Disabilities: Britain’s Disabled First World War Nurse Veterans explores the experiences of the nurses that lost their livelihoods as a result of disabilities resulting from their war work. Many nurses contracted illnesses, such as malaria, dysentery, tuberculosis and influenza that had long-lasting effects on their health and a significant number of nurses suffered from war-related neuroses commonly known as shell shock or neurasthenia. In 2020 amongst the chaos and uncertainty of the first national lockdown she co-authored an article for the Nursing Times with Olivia Gordon and Professor Christine E. Hallett, Learning from the Past? ‘Spanish Influenza’ and the Lessons for Covid-19. Their article was then presented through the Royal College of Nursing via Zoom. Amanda recently provided subject expertise for an opera titled Her War. Her War tells the story of a nurse traumatised by her war experience and follows her struggles as she attempts to get help from an unsympathetic government. Amanda has been a member of the UKAHN Committee since 2019, she is part of the production team for the Bulletin and has acted as co-webmaster since 2020.

email: amandalynn.gwinnup@gmail.com; Twitter: @WW1NurseHist


Dr Janet Hargreaves, Editorial Board and Production Team Member, is a retired Professor of Professional Education from the University of Huddersfield. She has a longstanding interest in Nursing History, researching nurse education in the mid-20th century for her Dr Education thesis, gained from the University of Huddersfield in 2006 entitled: The good nurse; discourse and power in nursing and nurse education (1945 -1955).  This research led to involvement with the UKAHN committee, Janet is currently secretary, and one of the production team for the Bulletin and website. Publications have included an oral history project with Médecins Sans Frontiers nurses and nurses involvement in the republican Easter Rising in Ireland, 1916.  Her current research interests are the life of Molly Murphy, a 20th century nurse, suffragette and socialist, and the history of health and health care in the small coastal resort to which she has retired. email: j.hargreaves@hud.ac.uk

Papers in Volume 10: In the nursing homes, nurses really nurse’: Nursing in private nursing homes in 1930s Britain and Home Nursing in Arnside Village


Dr Sue Hawkins, Editor, is an honorary research fellow in history at Kingston University. She gained her doctorate at Kingston on nursing in Victorian London in 2007, and published her thesis under the title Nursing and Women’s Labour in the Nineteenth Century in 2010. Other publications have included work on the history of women’s involvement in science, the development of early children’s hospitals in the UK and edited collections on colonial nursing and women in magazines. She is also very interested in the use of technology in historical research and is dedicated to opening up historical records to the general public through digitization. She has led a number of digitization projects including the admissions records for several 19th century children’s hospitals (HHARP), the registers of the Royal British Nurses Association (Pioneering Nurses) and most recently the membership rolls of the British Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachments during the First World War.  Sue has been involved in UKAHN (and its predecessors) since the early 2000s, and was a founder member of the UKAHN Committee. She has been editor of the Bulletin for three years. She is also a member of Women’s History Network and has done two stints on the editorial committee of its journal, now known as Women’s History Today. Her current research interests are varied, but focus mainly on topics related to the history of medicine and women’s role in society. Recently, she has been working at The National Archives on the Poor Law project, ‘In Their Own Write’. email: su_hawkins_uk@yahoo.co.uk

Papers in Volume 10: Musings: Sybil Penn, nurse to Prince Edward … and Queen Elizabeth I?