Hi! I’m a Wellcome Trust and SSHRC funded PhD candidate at the University of Exeter researching the experience of giving birth in eighteenth-century Wales at the Centre for Medical History. My current research examines the social, cultural and medical history of childbirth in eighteenth-century Wales. I am particularly interested in illegitimacy, courtship, the experience of reproduction and childbirth for unmarried mothers, perinatal mortality, and midwifery. My first peer-reviewed publication, ‘Illegitimacy in Eighteenth-Century Wales’ appears in Welsh History Review 26.3 (July 2013).
I write about anything historical or current that piques my interest. I’m also 1/5 of The Echo and The Always.
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