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Biography Dr Jenny Macleod is the Head of the School of Humanities. She was previously Head of History from 2019 to 2022, steering the department through the first iteration of Transforming Programmes and the challenges of Covid-19. She is an historian of war and memory, focusing particularly on commemoration and national identity of the two world wars. She is best known for her work on the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 and its legacy, and she has delivered keynote lectures in Australia and Turkey on this subject.

She is the co-founder of the International Society for First World War Studies, a scholarly society with global reach which has shaped the field through its emphasis on supporting postgraduate and early career researchers.

She is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and Pembroke College, Cambridge. She has held lectureships and research fellowships at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Newcastle, and King's College London (firstly as a research fellow at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, and then as a lecturer in Defence Studies at the Joint Services Command and Staff College). In 2015 she was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Research Interests Memory, commemoration and national identity
Trans-national Britishness
First World War
Teaching and Learning I teach the following undergraduate modules:

History in the News (Level 4)
World War Tudors (Level 4)
Global Britain and its Past (Level 5)
Capstone Project (Level 6)
Global First World War (Level 6)
The Past in the Present (Level 6)

The recent Masters dissertations that I’ve supervised have focused on the Notting Hill Carnival, the Spanish Flu pandemic in Britain, Women munitions workers of the First World War and their commemoration, Aboriginal Australian soldiers’ service in the First World War, and the conscription of women in the Second World War.
Scopus Author ID 35771321200
PhD Supervision Availability Yes
PhD Topics Dr Macleod welcomes postgraduate students interested in 20th-century British history, and particularly the cultural history of the First World War in Britain and the Empire.

Completed PhD supervisions

- Chris Berriman, 'Imperial Legacies and Contemp