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Last Name
University of Leeds
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First World War, history of medicine, gender history, history of disability, histories of sex and sexuality, history of the body, Australia, British Empire, ethics in medical and digital humanities,
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About Me

I am the Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the European Research Council-funded project ‘Men, Women and Care: The gendering of formal and informal caregiving in interwar Britain’ in the School of History at the University of Leeds. My research investigates the lives of disabled British ex-servicemen from the First World War who emigrated from Britain while in receipt of British pensions. This project is developing into a history of empire, migration, disability, intimacy and dislocation. At Leeds I also teach twentieth-century Australian history and a module on the history of the body in Australia since 1788.

My first book, Expertise, Authority and Control: The Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War, was published in 2020 by Cambridge University Press. It is based on my PhD thesis (2017, University of Adelaide), which was awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence and the Australian War Memorial’s Bryan Gandevia Prize. Expertise, Authority and Control examines work of the Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War and analyses the ways in which imperial, military, medical and gender hierarchies shaped the provision of medical care to Australian soldiers.

Recent Publications

Alexia Moncrieff, Expertise, Authority and Control: The Australian Army Medical Corps in the First World War (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2020).

‘Establishing Australian Medical-Military Expertise: The Gallipoli Landings’, in Australia and the Great War: Identity, Memory and Mythology, ed. by Michael JK Walsh & Andrekos Varnava, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2016) pp. 40-53.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Australia, United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
Australia, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Disability, Gender, Medicine, Migration & Immigration, Military, World War I