Dr Douglas Brown

About

Teaching

Module leader: GG6400 Research Project (Dissertation).

I also teach on GG4020 Digital Earth & Spatial Analysis, GG5001 Advanced Research & Fieldwork Methods, and GG6140 GIS: Transforming Geography & Environment. I am a personal tutor and dissertation supervisor at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I'm the undergraduate admissions and outreach tutor for the Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment.

Research

I'm an historical geographer. I specialise in using geographic information systems (GIS) to investigate social and economic geographies of poverty, welfare, health and healthcare, especially in 19th-century United Kingdom. I'm a co-investigator on the Wellcome-funded Addressing Health project, investigating the health of postal workers in the nineteenth century: https://addressinghealth.org.uk.

Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer in Geographic Information Systems and Human Geography

Qualifications

  • MA (Hons), Edinburgh
  • MA, Birkbeck
  • PhD, King's College London
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and learning

Research

I am working on two strands of research focused on nineteenth-century UK: First, I'm looking at the geographies of how poor relief was organised; and second, I'm investigating geographies of ill-health by analysing pension and employment records from the Post Office as part of the Wellcome-funded project Addressing Health: Morbidity, Mortality and Occupational Health in the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office.

Areas of specialism

  • Historical geography
  • Health, healthcare, poverty and welfare
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Geographic information systems

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 15.

Article

Brown, Douglas H.L. (2020) Book Review of 'Writing the lives of the English poor, 1750s-1830s' by Steven King. Labour/Le Travail, 86, pp. 222-224. ISSN (print) 0700-3862

Brown, Douglas (2020) Book Review of 'Life courses of young convicts transported to Van Diemen's land' by Emma D. Watkins. Family & Community History, 23(2), pp. 151-153. ISSN (print) 1463-1180

Green, David R., Brown, Douglas and McIlvenna, Kathleen (2020) Addressing ill health : sickness and retirement in the Victorian Post Office. Social History of Medicine, 33(2), pp. 559-585. ISSN (print) 0951-631X

Brown, Douglas H.L., Green, David R., McIlvenna, Kathleen and Shelton, Nicola (2020) The beating heart of the system : the health of postal workers in Victorian London. Journal of Historical Geography, ISSN (print) 0305-7488 (Epub Ahead of Print)

McIlvenna, Kathleen, Brown, Douglas H.L. and Green, David R. (2020) 'The natural foundation of perfect efficiency' : medical services and the Victorian Post Office. Social History of Medicine, 33(2), pp. 539-558. ISSN (print) 0951-631X

Green, David R., Brown, Douglas, McIlvenna, Kathleen and Shelton, Nicola (2019) "The postman wears out fast" : retiring sick in London's Victorian Post Office. The London Journal, 44(3), pp. 180-205. ISSN (print) 0305-8034

Brown, Douglas H.L. (2019) 'The caprice of a local Board of Guardians' : geographies of new poor law procurement in England and Wales. Business History, ISSN (print) 0007-6791 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Brown, Douglas (2018) Book review of: 'Pauper policies : Poor Law practice in England, 1780–1850' by Samantha A. Shave. Family & Community History, 21(2), pp. 139-141. ISSN (print) 1463-1180

Brown, Douglas (2017) Workers, workhouses and the sick poor : health and institutional healthcare in the long nineteenth century - Book Review of: "The politics of hospital provision in early twentieth-century Britain" by Barry M. Doyle ; "Child workers and industrial health in Britain, 1750–1850" by Peter Kirby ; "Medicine and the workhouse" by Jonathan Reinarz and Leonard Schwarz (eds.) and "Institutionalizing the insane in nineteenth-century England" by Anna Shepherd. Journal of Urban History, 43(1), pp. 180-188. ISSN (print) 0096-1442

Brown, Douglas (2016) Supplying London’s workhouses in the mid-nineteenth century. London Journal, 41(1), pp. 36-59. ISSN (print) 0305-8034

Brown, Douglas [Reviewer] (2015) Book Review of : ' The revolt and taming of the 'Ignorant' : a study of the Bircham Riots 1835 and their aftermath ' by David Adams. Family & Community History, 18(1), pp. 77-78. ISSN (print) 1463-1180

Brown, Douglas [Reviewer] (2015) Book Review of: ' The information capital : 100 maps and graphics that will change how you view the city ' by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti. The London Journal, 40(1), pp. 85-86. ISSN (print) 0305-8034

Brown, Douglas [Reviewer] (2014) Book Review of: ' Poverty, gender and life-cycle under the English Poor Law, 1760-1834 ' by Samantha Williams. Family & Community History, 17(1), pp. 83-84. ISSN (print) 1463-1180

Book Section

Brown, Douglas (2020) New geographies of the new Poor Law in England and Wales. In: Gestrich, A. , Gruner, E. and Hahn, S., (eds.) Poverty in modern Europe : spaces, localities, institutions. Oxford University Press. (In Press)

Brown, Douglas (2018) Geographies of welfare in nineteenth-century England and Wales. In: Gregory, Ian , DeBats, Don and Lafreniere, Don, (eds.) The Routledge companion to spatial history. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. ISBN 9781138860148

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