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Dr Louise Jackson

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Louise Jackson BA (Hons) Oxon, MA, PhD



School Director of Research

Programme Co-Director, MSc Gender History

Room 2M.17, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place

Telephone: 0131 650 3837

Office hours: Wednesdays 10am-12 noon


I graduated from Oxford University (Modern History) in 1988, obtained my MA at the University of Exeter (1992) and my PhD at the University of Surrey, Roehampton, in 1997. I was appointed as a Lecturer in History in the School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University in 1997. I joined the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh in 2005 as a Lecturer in Modern Social History and was promoted to Reader in 2010. I am a Registered Practitioner of the Higher Education Academy

External appointments

I am Editor (with Gordon Johnston) of the academic journal Social History. I am a member of the Advisory Committee of the journal Crime, Histoire & Sociétés/ Crime, Histoire & Societies, the editorial board of Women’s History Review and the steering committee of Women’s History Scotland.

Useful Links

For information about Social History see:


For information about the Gender History Network (Edinburgh) see:

For information about the project on 'Police and Community in Twentieth-Century Scotland', funded by the Leverhulme Trust, see:

For information about the ESRC-funded project on the history of child abuse see:

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