• Aberystwyth University
    Hugh Owen Building
    Penglais
    Aberystwyth

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

20032023

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Research interests

Steven Thompson is interested in the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Wales and Britain and has specific research interests in the history of health and medicine, the provision of social welfare, women and gender, disability, and the labour movement.

He was a Co-Investigator on the Wellcome Trust-funded research project Disability and Industrial Society: A Comparative Cultural History of British Coalfields 1780-1948 (www.dis-ind-soc.org.uk) and, as convenor of the south Wales strand of the project, has organised a public lecture, a disability history roadshow and a professionals' workshop, and is co-authoring a number of scholarly articles.

He has been editor of Llafur, Welsh People's History Society Journal since 2008. More information about the Society and the journal can be found at www.llafur.org.

Twitter: @SThompsonAber

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Dr Steven Thompson BA, Ph.D (Wales) is a historian of the modern period with specific interest in the history of Wales and Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His research interests include the history of medicine, the provision of welfare, disability history, and labour history.

 

Teaching

Steven Thompson teaches modules in modern British and American history, and contributes to a number of core modules and team-taught modules. He teaches on modules from the first year to MA level.

PhD supervision:

Aspects of the history of medicine, the South Wales Coalfield, and the modern history of Wales more generally.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

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