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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: feigning insanity in Victorian prisons and asylums; wrongful confinement in county and criminal asylums; family life and the Victorian criminal asylum; and the treatment of the ‘criminal’ in Victorian prisons and asylums.

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

  • Teaching Award: 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

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

Professional Affiliations

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