Hello. I’m in the final year of my PhD at the University of Bath entitled: ‘What did YOU do in the war, Mummy? British women’s experiences of the front-line, 1948-2014’. My research explores how the British Army has attempted to control women’s war labour and how women have negotiated their participation, through the lens of the British counterinsurgency campaigns of Malaya, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. I draw on my background in the military and in particular my 2009 deployment to Afghanistan where I was the ‘female engagement’ lead in the Provincial Reconstruction Team. I am excited to be exploring my reflections of military service through creative methods from music, video and photography to devised theatre. I would love to hear from you so please get in touch if you would like to discuss my research or share experiences and ideas.
Check out this film for a 3 minute digest of my research: