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.
Alongside her own academic research, Michala has forged a career as a public historian and researcher. She has carried out work for local and national organisations such as; The BBC, National Trust, Wall to Wall (production company), Flame Television, Manchester Histories, Contact Theatre and The Royal Exchange Theatre.
Conferences / Symposiums (most recent)
2019 – ‘Revisiting the Public Grave in the Municipal Cemetery’, University of Lincoln
2019 – ‘Constructing space through past: The connections of regional identity and cultural heritage in England and Germany. A comparison.’, Bayreuth University, Germany
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’, York University