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About Jade Shepherd

I’m a historian of Victorian asylums, crime, masculinity and psychiatry. I completed my Ph.D at Queen Mary University of London in 2013, where I also taught history for five years. My thesis, ‘Victorian Madmen: Broadmoor, Masculinity and the Experiences of the Criminally Insane 1863-1900’, examined the crimes, trials and asylum experiences of men committed into Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. I’m currently working on my first monograph, Broadmoor’s Men: Masculinity, Class and the Victorian Criminal Lunatic Asylum, and a number of small research projects: the impact committal into asylums had on patients' families (emotions, family structure, relationships, agency...); the treatment of the ‘criminal’ in Victorian prisons and asylums: wrongful confinement in criminal asylums.

Department Responsibilities

Admissions Tutor (2018-19). Personal Tutor to 38 students. I participate in schools liaison activities. I'm on the School's Conversion Team (Open Days and Offer Holder Days).

Subject Specialism

Madness and Asylums; Crime; Gender; Victorian Britain

Qualifications

  • PhD History — Queen Mary University of London, 2013
  • MA Historical Research — Lancaster University, 2008
  • BA History — Lancaster University, 2007

Awards

  • Staff Member of the Year — University of Lincoln Students' Union ,
  • Assessment and Feedback Champion — Queen Mary University of London Students’ Union,
  • Royal Historical Society Postgraduate Research Support Grant — Royal Historical Society,
  • Postgraduate Research Fund Award — Queen Mary University of London,
  • Funding for the 2nd Annual History of Medicine Postgraduate Summit — Wellcome Trust,
  • Wellcome Trust Studentship in Medicine, Emotion and Disease in History — 2009

Consultancy

I've provided research for a number of television shows, and was an interviewee on the television documentary ‘Inside Broadmoor’. I frequently review articles for a number of journals.

Orcid ID

0000-0002-0027-7988

Research Projects

  • Ph.D: ‘Victorian Madmen: Broadmoor, Masculinity and the Experiences of the Criminally Insane, 1863-1900’ — Wellcome Trust Studentship in Medicine, Emotion and Disease in History in 2009

Module Responsibilities

  • Module Convenor - Mad or Bad?: Criminal Lunacy in Britain 1800-1900 (Level 3) — 2017 to Present
  • Tutor - Dissertations and Beyond (Level 2) — 2017 to Present
  • Module Co-Convenor - Gender and Sexuality in Britain 1700-1950 (Level 2) — 2018 to Present
  • Module Co-Convenor - Themes and Issues in the History of Gender and Sexuality (MA Level) — 2018 to Present
  • Tutor - Critical Thinking and Writing for Historians (Level 1) — 2018 to Present
  • Tutor - Accessing Ordinary Lives: Interpreting and Understanding Voices from the Past, 1880 – Present (Level 2) — 2016 to 2018
  • Tutor - Gender in the Nineteenth Century (Level 2) — 2016 to 2018
  • Module Convenor - Madness and the Asylum in Modern Britain (Level 2) — 2017 to 2018
  • Tutor - Career Planning and Independent Study (Level 2) — 2016 to 2017
  • Tutor - New Directions in History (Level 2) — 2016 to 2017
  • Tutor - Forging the Modern State: 1750-1979 (Level 2) — 2016 to 2017
  • Tutor - Friends and Enemies: A Thematic History (Level 1) — 2016 to 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for the Social History of Medicine — Member
  • Higher Education Academy — Associate Fellow
  • American Association for the History of Medicine — Member