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Michala is a social historian who specialises in the period 1800-1950. She has a keen interest in how our relatives lived and died in the industrial city. Her PhD thesis investigates Victorian attitudes towards death and burials.

Michala is currently working on several public history projects which include a HLF project to commemorate the Peterloo Massacre, a project for the National Trust and a RKE funded project led by Prof Jon Stobart, which is looking into the history of retailing.


Conferences / Symposiums

2019 – ‘Seven Percent British: Using Ancestry DNA to engage the community in historical research‘, Manchester Metropolitan University

2018 – ‘Public Grave Burials in the Municipal Cemetery‘, Cemeteries Symposium, York University