Dr Vicky Long (Glasgow Caledonian University)

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Co-Investigator and Joint North-East Organizer

Vicky is Lecturer in Health History at Glasgow Caledonian University and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, a collaboration between Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde Universities. Her research examines modern British history, the history of health services and histories of work, with a focus on mental health services and industrial health. She has published articles on these topics in Medical History, Journal of British Studies and Twentieth Century British History. Her first monograph, The Rise and Fall of the Healthy Factory: The Politics of Industrial Health in Britain, 1914-60 was published by Palgrave in 2011. Vicky is currently completing a book for Manchester University Press entitled Destigmatising Mental Illness: Professional Politics and Public Education in Britain, 1870-1970, and is working on articles which examine post-war mental health care, chronic mental illness and psychiatric rehabilitation in post-war Britain.