KE Project Coordinator & Honorary Fellow
Room 3.16, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot PlaceTelephone: 0131 650 2560
Affiliated research centresCentre for the Study of Modern Conflict
Yvonne joined the Centre for the Study of The Two World Wars, the University of Edinburgh, in 2005. She is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh with degrees in nursing and history.
In 2007 she organised the War, Journalism and History conference when, over the three days of events, war correspondents, academics and the public came together to examine and debate historical and contemporary aspects of war corresponding. As a result of the conference, she has produced an edited monograph on war correspondents titled "War, Journalism and History: War Correspondents in the Two World Wars".
She has received grants and awards from a variety of institutions:
- The British Academy,The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland,
- Edinburgh University Alumni Award,
- and a sizable Public Engagement/Knowledge Transfer fund from the University of Edinburgh's Vice Principal's Office.
In 2008, she was awarded the Alice Fisher History Scholarship from the University of Pennsylvania to assist with her research into Shell-Shock in women. In the same year, she was appointed Official Historian to the British Army Nursing Service and is currently completing a volume on the history of the Army Nursing Service in the Great War.
In 2009 she was awarded the Gloeckner Fellowship from Drexel University College of Medicine's Archives and Legacy Centre, Philadelphia and is now a Visiting Scholar on Women in Warfare at the Centre. Additionally, she was appointed International Ambassador to Drexel College of Medicine's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership, where she is working to promote the Institute's Vision 2020 Project.
She is affiliated to The Centre for Canadian Studies, The University of Edinburgh.
- War and Conflict video: http://www.ed.ac.uk/about/edinburgh-global/research/research-in-action/yvonne-mcewen
- Archives tell how Edinburgh backed war effort video: http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/all-news/archive-071010