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John Welshman's research interests are at the interface of contemporary history, social policy, and public health. His current work falls into five main areas: · the use of autobiographical material in the writing of history; the history of the debate over transmitted deprivation in the period 1972-82, and its links with current policy on child poverty and social exclusion; the history of the concepts of unemployability and worklessness; the history of tuberculosis, medical examination, and migration, in both the UK and Australia; and the history of care in the community since 1948, especially for people with learning disabilities.

PhD Supervision Interests

Dr Welshman supervises several doctoral students, and he would welcome enquiries from students interested in any of his areas of research interest:
- the history of the debate over transmitted deprivation in the period 1972-82, and its links with current policy on child poverty and social exclusion
- the history of the concepts of unemployability and worklessness
-the history of tuberculosis, medical examination, and migration, in both the UK and Australia
-the history of care in the community since 1948, especially for people with learning disabilities

Research Interests

John Welshman's research interests are at the interface of contemporary history, social policy, and public health. He was a member of the Wellcome Trust's History of Medicine Funding Committee (2006-09), and his current work falls into five main areas: · the use of autobiographical material in the writing of history; the history of the debate over transmitted deprivation in the period 1972-82, and its links with current policy on child poverty and social exclusion; the history of the concepts of unemployability and worklessness; the history of tuberculosis, medical examination, and migration, in both the UK and Australia; and the history of care in the community since 1948, especially for people with learning disabilities.

Recent articles have been published in Children & Society (2008 and 2010); Contemporary British History (2009); Economic History Review (2006); the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (2006 and 2007); the Journal of Social Policy (2004); the Political Quarterly (2006); Social History of Medicine (2006 and 2012); and Twentieth Century British History (2005 and 2008).

His books include Underclass: A History of the Excluded, 1880-2000 (London and New York, Continuum, 2006), and a volume edited with Jan Walmsley, Community Care in Perspective: Care, Control, and Citizenship (London and New York, Palgrave, 2006). His history of the debate over transmitted deprivation in the 1970s has been published as From Transmitted Deprivation to Social Exclusion: Policy, Poverty, and Parenting (Bristol, Policy Press, 2007, paperback edition 2012). He has published a social history of the evacuation of schoolchildren during the Second World War, Churchill's Children: The Evacuee Experience in Wartime Britain (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010), and a second trade book, Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012).

His most recent book is a second edition of his 2006 Underclass book, Underclass: A History of the Excluded Since 1880 (London, Bloomsbury, 2013).

Additional Information

Recent and Forthcoming Conference Papers

J Welshman, 'Wardens, Letter Writing, and the Early Welfare State', Conference 'Caring for the Poor in Twentieth Century Britain', Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, 11-12 September 2014

J Welshman, British Sociology Association, Plenary 'Troubled Families': Change and Continuity in Intergenerational Problematizing', University of Leeds, Leeds, 23 April 2014

J Welshman, 'Troubled Families: Discourse, Policy, and Intervention Since 1880', Poverty Alliance Scotland Understanding Poverty Seminar: 'The Generation Game? Family, Poverty and Unemployment', City Halls, Glasgow, 15 October 2013

J Welshman, 'Family Intervention Projects: Discourse, Policy, and Intervention', History & Policy Workshop, Department for Education, London, 26 September 2013

J Welshman, 'Churchill's Children: Evacuees and the Second World War', Brindle Historical Society, Brindle, 23 September 2013

J Welshman, 'Departure, Arrival, and Return: Place and the Evacuation', Second World War Dayschool, Lancashire Record Office, Preston, 17 September 2013

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Fleetwood Maritime Museum, Fleetwood, 12 September 2013

J Welshman, 'Troubled Families: Discourse, Policy and Intervention, 1945-2013', Conference 'The Transformation of Urban Britain Since 1945', Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, 9-10 July 2013

J Welshman, 'Departure, Arrival, and Return: Place and the Evacuation', Society for the History of Childhood and Youth, Sixth Biennial Conference, Nottingham University, 25-27 June 2013

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Lancaster Medical Society, 8 June 2013

J Welshman, 'Underclass: The History of an Idea, 1880-2013', Lancaster Library, 5 March 2013

J Welshman, 'An Archaeology of Memories: Remembering the Titanic', Archaeology Forum, Lancaster University, 2 March 2013

J Welshman, 'The Last Night of a Small Town: Child Narratives and the Titanic', Dynamics of Memory Seminar, Lancaster University, 7 November 2012

J Welshman, 'Underclass: The History of an Idea, 1880-2012', Department of Communities and Local Government, London, 30 October 2012

J Welshman, 'Underclass: The History of an Idea, 1880-2012', Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey, 27 September 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Belfast Central Library, Belfast, N Ireland, 20 September 2012

J Welshman, 'The Last Night of a Small Town: Titanic Histories', Lancaster Girls Grammar School (Seminar for A Level Students), Lancaster, 18 September 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Tarleton Library, Preston, 17 July 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Carnforth Station and Visitor Centre, 10 July 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Theatre in the Rough, Christ Church, Waterloo, Liverpool, 4 July 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Casterton School, Kirby Lonsdale, 27 June 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Chatsworth Library, 29 May 2012

J Welshman, 'The Last Night of a Small Town: Child Narratives and the Titanic', DOMUS Research Group, Education Building, University of Birmingham, 21 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Springhill National Trust, Moneymore, County Londonderry, N Ireland, 20 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Waterstone's Ballymena, County Antrim, N Ireland, 19 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Waterstone's Southampton West Quay, 17 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Southampton Local History Forum, 17 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Pendle College, Lancaster University, 16 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Waterstone's Bradford Wool Exchange, 12 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Godalming Museum, 11 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Waterstone's Godalming, 11 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Lancaster Central Library, 8 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Waterstone's, Preston, 6 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Waterstone's, Bolton, 5 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Maryport Library, 3 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, 2 May 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Waterstone's Lancaster King Street, 29 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Waterstone's Cardiff, 28 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Freckleton Library, 26 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Fleetwood Library, 24 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Harris Library, Preston, 21 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Dublin Central Library, 20 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Waterstone's Belfast Fountain Street, 20 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', The Linen Hall Library, Belfast, 19 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Keele University, 19 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Bury Grammar School Boys, Bury, 18 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Woodend, Scarborough, 17 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', The London Library, 16 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Liverpool One Bridewell for Waterstone's Liverpool, 14 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Conference on the Titanic Centenary, The National Archives, Kew, London, 14 April 2012 (also podcast)

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Waterstone's West Quay, Southampton, 12 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Norwegian Maritime Museum, Oslo, Norway, 10 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Colne Public Library, Colne, Lancashire, 7 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Barrow Library, 3 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Radio Lancashire, 2 April 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Oxford Literary Festival, Oxford, 29 March 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Bolton Museum and Archive, 22 March 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Fylde College, Lancaster University, 14 March 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', 'Words by the Water' Literary Festival, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, 9 March 2012

J Welshman, 'Writing the History of Health and Welfare Using Primary Sources: Britain Since 1850', Centre for North-West Regional Studies Day Conference on Archives, February 2012

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Lancaster University History Society, February 2012

J Welshman, 'Underclass: The History of an Idea, 1880-2012', Lancaster Girls Grammar School, January 2012

J Welshman, 'Disability, Work, and Employment: The British Case, 1960-2000', 'Between the Medical and the Social: Institutions of Chronic Disease and Disability in the Twentieth Century', Paris, December 2011

J Welshman, 'From the Cycle of Deprivation to Social Exclusion: Ethnicity and Poverty', Conference 'Health, Illness, and Ethnicity: Migration, Discrimination, and Social Dislocation', University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland, June 2011

J Welshman, 'Evacuation, Memory, and the Second World War', Centre for the History of Medicine, Science, and Technology, Manchester University, April 2011

J Welshman, 'Time, Funding, and Social Science: The British Birth Cohort Surveys of 1946 and 1958', Contemporary British History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, March 2011

J Welshman, 'Churchill's Children: The Evacuee Experience in Wartime Britain', Lancaster City Museum, March 2011

J Welshman, 'Churchill's Children: Evacuation, Memory, and the Second World War', Senior Learners Continuing Learning Group, Lancaster University, December 2010

J Welshman, 'Pawns and Power: Women, the Welfare State, and the Problematisation of Social Behaviour', Social Science History Association Conference, Session 'Welfare, Power, and the Family', Chicago, November 2010

J Welshman, 'Churchill's Children: Evacuation, Poverty, and the Second World War', Centre for North-West Regional Studies Day Conference, 'Always With Us: Aspects of Poverty From the Late Middle Ages to the Mid-Twentieth Century', Lancaster, November 2010

J Welshman, 'Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town', Belfast Titanic Society, Belfast, October 2010

J. Welshman, 'Time, Funding, and Social Science: The British Birth Cohort Surveys of 1946 and 1958', History Department Seminar, Manchester University, September 2010

J Welshman, 'Evacuation, Memory, and the Second World War', British Society for the History of Paediatrics and Child Health, Liverpool, September 2010

J Welshman, 'Churchill's Children: Evacuees and the Second World War', Casterton School, Kendal, September 2010

J Welshman, 'Churchill's Children: Evacuees and the Second World War', Lancaster Public Library, June 2010

J Welshman, 'Evacuation, the Second World War, and the Eye-Witness Account', Dynamics of Memory Seminar, 'War, Poverty, and Memory: Using Oral and Written Testimonies', Lancaster, June 2010

J Welshman, 'Churchill's Children: Evacuees and the Second World War', Kendal Public Library, March 2010

J Welshman, 'Churchill's Children: Evacuees, Memory, and the Second World War', 'Words by the Water' Literary Festival, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, March 2010

J Welshman, 'Churchill's Children: Evacuees and the Second World War', Lancaster Royal Grammar School, February 2010

J Welshman, 'Evacuation, Memory, and the Second World War', Conference on 'Child Health and Welfare in Europe and the United States, 1914-2000', Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, January 2010

J Welshman, 'The History of Dynamic Approaches to Poverty', Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, November 2009

J Welshman, 'The History of Dynamic Approaches to Poverty', The Institute of Historical Research, London, 'Life Cycles' seminar, November 2009

J Welshman, 'The Forgotten Children: Poverty in Working Families', Beatrice Webb Memorial Trust Seminar, Egham, October 2009

J Welshman, 'Rowntree's Life Cycle and Dynamic Approaches to Poverty', Symposium 'Poverty in Depth: New International Perspectives', York, July 2009

J Welshman, 'Evacuation, Memory, and the Second World War', University of Oxford, May 2009

J Welshman, 'Inside the Walls of the Hostel', Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Manchester University, May 2009

J Welshman, 'Forgotten Voices: Mothers, Families, and the Welfare State', Workshop on 'Healthcare and the People', Glasgow Caledonian University, January 2009

J Welshman, 'From Training to Social Education: Ideas, Policy, and Care in the Community, 1960-2000', Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Manchester University, June 2008

J Welshman, 'Recuperation and Rehabilitation: The Brentwood Centre for Mothers and Children', Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, N Ireland, May 2008

J Welshman, 'Evacuee: Child, City, and Countryside During the Second World War', CEMORE Research Day, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University, May 2008

J Welshman, 'Evacuee: Child, City, and Countryside During the Second World War', Fylde College, Lancaster University, May 2008

J Welshman, 'Recuperation and Rehabilitation: The Brentwood Centre for Mothers and Children', Centre for the Social History of Health and Health Care, Glasgow Caledonian University, March 2008

J Welshman, 'From Training to Social Education: Ideas, Policy, and Care in the Community, 1960-2000', European Social Science History Association Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, February 2008

J. Welshman, 'Inequalities, Hospitals, and Regions: The Resource Allocation Working Party', Seminar on 'Policy Histories and the National Health Service', Manchester University, January 2008

J Welshman, 'Recuperation and Rehabilitation: The Brentwood Centre for Mothers and Children', Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Manchester University, October 2007

J Welshman, 'From Training to Social Education: Ideas, Policy, and Care in the Community, 1960-2000', Conference on 'Children, Disability, and Community Care, 1750-2000', Swansea University, October 2007

J Welshman, 'The Concept of the Unemployable, 1880-1940', History Department, Lancaster University, December 2006

J Welshman, 'From Head Start to Sure Start: Reflections on Policy Transfer, 1970-2000', Conference on 'International Perspectives on Child Health', Stein Rokkan Centre, University of Bergen, Norway, 4-5 December 2006

J Welshman, 'Ideology, Social Science, and Public Policy: The Debate over Transmitted Deprivation', Longview Conference on 'Cycles of Deprivation', St Catherine's College, Oxford, July 2006

J Welshman, 'Inequalities in Health in the UK, 1940-76: The Issue of Resource Allocation', paper for the European Social Science History Conference, Amsterdam, March 2006

J Welshman, 'Social Science, Housing, and the Debate over Transmitted Deprivation', paper for the American Social Science History Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA, November 2005

J Welshman, 'Social Scientists and Civil Servants: The Debate over Transmitted Deprivation', conference 'Health, Heredity, and the Modern Home, 1850-2000', University of Exeter, March 2005

J Welshman, 'Passports, Pestilence, and Pragmatism: The Micro-Politics of Tuberculosis Screening, 1950-65' workshop on 'Tuberculosis, Race, and Migration', London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, January 2005

J Welshman, 'A Trojan Horse: The Concept of the Unemployable', European Thematic Network ITEMS conference, Cimbra, Portugal, December 2004

J Welshman, 'In Search of Social Capital: Historical Perspectives on Behaviour, Culture, and Poverty', Institute for Advanced Studies in Management and Social Science, Lancaster University, Research Workshop on 'Social Capital and its Relevance to Entrepreneurship', November 2004

J Welshman, 'Discussion, Concluding Comments', London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, day conference, ' Healthy Towns, Healthy Cities: Public Health in British Cities, 1844-2004, November 2004

J Welshman, 'Tuberculosis, "Race", and Migration', Conference 'Medicine at the Border', University of Sydney, July 2004; earlier drafts given at Liverpool Medical Institution, February 2004; Birmingham Medical School, November 2003

J Welshman, 'Knights, Knaves, Pawns, and Queens: Attitudes Towards Motivation and Behaviour in Postwar Britain', European Thematic Network ITEMS conference, Granada, Spain, March 2004

J Welshman, 'Policy Speaks to Social Science: Sir Keith Joseph and the Cycle of Deprivation', London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, November 2003

J Welshman, 'Discourses of Poverty: Health and the Reinvention of the Underclass', VI International Conference of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, Oslo, September 2003

J Welshman, 'Inequalities in Resource Allocation, Hospital Provision, and the Early NHS: The Sheffield Regional Hospital Board, 1947-74', Conference on 'Medicine and the Midlands Since 1750', Birmingham, May 2003

J Welshman, 'Discourses of Poverty: Inventing and Re-inventing the Underclass', PHOENIX: European Thematic Network on Health and Social Welfare Systems, Evora, Portugal, September 2002

J Welshman, 'Discourses of Poverty', University College London Symposium on 'Poverty', April 2002

J Welshman, 'Migration, Medicine, and Microbes: Tuberculosis and Ethnicity', International Conference on the History of Tuberculosis, Sheffield, March 2002

Current Teaching

From October 2014, John will be teaching:

HIST250: 'The Nature and Practice of History'

HIST251: 'Research Proposal'

HIST276: 'In Search of the Underclass: Politics and Poverty in Britain 1880-1970'

HIST300: 'Dissertation'

HIST347: 'Private Lives and Public Policy: Evacuation, Memory, and the Second World War'

 

In Press

Wealthy city, healthy people?

Welshman, J. 2014 Leicester: a modern history. Rodger, R. & Madgin, R. (eds.). Lancaster: Carnegie Publishing

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The last night of a small town: child narratives and the Titanic

Welshman, J. 18/12/2014 Displaced heritage: disaster, trauma and loss. Convery, I., Corsane, G. & Davis, P. (eds.). Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Wardens, letter writing, and the welfare state, 1944-1974

Welshman, J. expected in 08/2015 Mental health nursing: the working lives of paid carers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Borsay, A. & Dale, P. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, (Nursing Histories and Humanities)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2014

Where is the border?: screening for tuberculosis in the United Kingdom and Australia, 1950-2000

Welshman, J., Convery, I. & Bashford, A. 2014 Medicine at the border: disease, globalization and security, 1850 to the present. Bashford, A. (ed.). Paperback ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 97-115 19 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2013

From the cycle of deprivation to troubled families: ethnicity and the underclass concept

Welshman, J. 30/10/2013 Migration, health and ethnicity in the modern world. Cox, C. & Marland, H. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 174-194 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Underclass: a history of the excluded since 1880

Welshman, J. 10/10/2013 2nd ed. London: Bloomsbury.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2012

Medical examination (for immigration)

Welshman, J. 2012 Encyclopaedia of Immigrant Health. Loue, S. & Sajatovic, M. (eds.). Springer, p. 1061-1062 2 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

From Transmitted Deprivation to Social Exclusion: Policy, Poverty, and Parenting

Welshman, J. 2012 Paperback ed. Bristol: The Policy Press. 326 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Time, Money, and Social Science: The British Birth Cohort Surveys of 1946 and 1958

Welshman, J. 02/2012 In: Social History of Medicine. 25, 1, p. 175-192 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town

Welshman, J. 2012 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 324 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2011

Supporting poor children in working families

Welshman, J. 2011 A minority view: what Beatrice Webb would say now. Knight, B. (ed.). London: Alliance Publishing Trust, p. 30-38 9 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2010

Importation, deprivation, and susceptibility: tuberculosis narratives in postwar Britain

Welshman, J. 2010 Tuberculosis then and now: perspectives on the history of an infectious disease. Condrau, F. & Worboys, M. (eds.). Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, p. 123-147 25 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

From Head Start to Sure Start: Reflections on Policy Transfer

Welshman, J. 03/2010 In: Children and Society. 24, 2, p. 89-99 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Churchill's Children: The Evacuee Experience in Wartime Britain

Welshman, J. 2010 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 354 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2009

Where Lesser Angels Might Have Feared to Tread: The Social Science Research Council and Transmitted Deprivation

Welshman, J. 2009 In: Contemporary British History. 23, 2, p. 199-219 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

Britain, tobacco use and policy

Welshman, J. 2008 Encyclopedia of drugs, alcohol, & addictive behavior. Korsmeyer, P. & Kranzler, H. R. (eds.). 3rd ed. ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The Cycle of Deprivation: Myths and Misconceptions.

Welshman, J. 2008 In: Children and Society. 22, 2, p. 75-85 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Recuperation, Rehabilitation, and the Residential Option: The Brentwood Centre for Mothers and Children.

Welshman, J. 2008 In: Twentieth Century British History. 19, 4, p. 502-529 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

From Transmitted Deprivation to Social Exclusion: Policy, poverty, and parenting.

Welshman, A. J. 2007 Hardback ed. Bristol: The Policy Press. 320 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Social Science, Housing, and the Debate Over Transmitted Deprivation.

Welshman, J. 2007 Health and the Modern Home. Jackson, M. (ed.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 266-284 19 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Knights, Knaves, Pawns, and Queens: Attitudes to Behaviour in Postwar Britain.

Welshman, J. 02/2007 In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 61, 2, p. 95-97 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Conclusion.

Welshman, J. & Walmsley, J. 2006 Community care in perspective: care, control and citizenship.. Welshman, J. & Walmsley, J. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave, p. 233-241 9 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Work tests.

Welshman, J. 2006 International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Fitzpatrick, T., Manning, N., Midgley, J., Kwon, H. J. & Pascall, G. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The workhouse.

Welshman, J. 2006 International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Fitzpatrick, T., Manning, N., Midgley, J., Kwon, H. J. & Pascall, G. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Workfare.

Welshman, J. 2006 International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Fitzpatrick, T., Manning, N., Midgley, J., Kwon, H. J. & Pascall, G. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Speenhamland system.

Welshman, J. 2006 International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Fitzpatrick, T., Manning, N., Midgley, J., Kwon, H. J. & Pascall, G. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Searching for social capital: historical perspectives on health, poverty, and culture.

Welshman, J. 11/2006 In: Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health. 126, 6, p. 268-274 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Provident funds.

Welshman, J. 2006 International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Fitzpatrick, T., Manning, N., Midgley, J., Kwon, H. J. & Pascall, G. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Organisations and structures and community care 1948-1971: from control to care?

Welshman, J. 2006 Community care in perspective: care, control and citizenship.. Welshman, J. & Walmsley, J. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave, p. 59-76 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Ideology, ideas, and care in the community, 1948-1971.

Welshman, J. 2006 Community care in perspective: care, control and citizenship.. Welshman, J. & Walmsley, J. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave, p. 17-37 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Compulsion, localism, and pragmatism: the micro-politics of tuberculosis screening in the United Kingdom, 1950-1965.

Welshman, J. 08/2006 In: Social History of Medicine. 19, 2, p. 295-312 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Introduction.

Welshman, J. & Walmsley, J. 2006 Community care in perspective: care, control and citizenship.. Welshman, J. & Walmsley, J. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The evacuation of children in wartime Scotland: culture, behaviour, and poverty.

Welshman, J. & Stewart, J. 03/2006 In: Journal of Scottish Historical Studies. 26, 1-2, p. 100-120 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

In the shadow of the poor law: workforce issues.

Welshman, J. & Mitchell, D. 2006 Community care in perspective: care, control and citizenship.. Welshman, J. & Walmsley, J. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave, p. 187-200 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Mills, migration, and medicine: ethnicity and the textile industry, 1950-2000.

Welshman, J. & Convery, I. 2006 Occupational health and public health: lessons from the past - challenges for the future.. Nelson, M. C. (ed.). Stockholm: Swedish Institute of Working Life, p. 145-164 20 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The Concept of the Unemployable.

Welshman, J. 08/2006 In: Economic History Review. 59, 3, p. 578-606 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Underclass: A history of the excluded 1880-2000.

Welshman, A. J. 2006 Hambledon: Continuum.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Social Science,Housing, and the Debate Over Transmitted Deprivation.

Welshman, J. 2006 Science, Culture, and Politics: European Perspectives on Medicine, Sickness, and Health: Conference Proceedings. Andresen, A., Gronlie, T. & Ryymin, T. (eds.). 2006,4 ed. Bergen, Norway: Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, p. 83-95 13 p. (Report / Rokkansenteret)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Inside the Walls of the Hostel, 1940-74.

Welshman, J. 2006 Mental Illness and Learning Disability Since 1850: Finding a Place for Mental Disorder in the United Kingdom. Dale, P. & Melling, J. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 200-223 24 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Inequalities, Regions, and Hospitals: The Resource Allocation Working Party.

Welshman, J. 2006 Financing Medicine: The British Experience Since 1750. Gorsky, M. & Sheard, S. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 221-241 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Community Care in Perspective: Care, Control, and Citizenship.

Welshman, J., Walmsley, J., Welshman, J. (ed.) & Walmsley, J. (ed.) 2006 Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

From the Cycle of Deprivation to Social Exclusion: Five Continuities.

Welshman, J. 2006 In: The Political Quarterly. 77, 4, p. 475-484 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Tuberculosis, Migration, and Medical Examination: Lessons from History.

Welshman, J. & Bashford, A. 04/2006 In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 60, 4, p. 282-284 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Health

Welshman, J. 2005 A companion to contemporary Britain 1939-2000. Addison, P. & Jones, H. (eds.). Oxford: Blackwell, p. 297-314 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Hospital Provision, Resource Allocation, and the Early National Health Service: The Sheffield Regional Hospital Board, 1947-1974.

Welshman, J. 2005 The Practice of Reform in Health, Medicine, and Science, 1500-2000. Pelling, M. & Mandelbrote, S. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 279-301 23 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Change... and Continuity, 1959-71.

Atkinson, D., Ingham, N. & Welshman, J. 2005 Witnesses to Change: Families, Learning Difficulties, and History. Rolph, S., Atkinson, D., Nind, M. & Welshman, J. (eds.). Kidderminster: British Institute of Learning Difficulties, p. 125-200 76 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

General Introduction.

Welshman, J., Nind, M. & Rolph, S. 2005 Witnesses to Change: Families, Learning Difficulties, and History. Rolph, S., Atkinson, D., Nind, M. & Welshman, J. (eds.). Kidderminster: British Institute of Learning Disabilities, p. 11-32 22 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Witnesses to Change: Families, Learning Difficulties and History.

Rolph, S., Atkinson, D., Nind, M. & Welshman, J. 2005 Kidderminster: Unknown Publisher.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Ideology, Social Science, and Public Policy: The Debate Over Transmitted Deprivation.

Welshman, J. 2005 In: Twentieth Century British History. 16, 3, p. 306-341 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

Youth tobacco use

Welshman, J. 2004 Tobacco in history and culture: an encyclopedia. Goodman, J. (ed.). Detroit: Gale Cengage, p. 694-699 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Sports

Welshman, J. 2004 Tobacco in history and culture: an encyclopedia. Goodman, J. (ed.). Detroit: Gale Cengage, p. 597-599 3 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Smoking, Science, and Medicine.

Welshman, J. 2004 Smoke: A Global History of Smoking. Gilman, S. L. & Xun, Z. (eds.). London: Reaktion Books, p. 326-331 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The unknown Titmuss

Welshman, J. 04/2004 In: Journal of Social Policy. 33, 2, p. 225-247 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

Tuberculosis, 'Race', and Migration, 1950-70.

Welshman, J. 2003 In: Medical Historian: The Bulletin of the Liverpool Medical History Society. 15, p. 36-53 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

On the ropes: boxing and the medical establishment in Britain, 1920-1990.

Welshman, J. 2003 Loisirs and societe Britannique au XXe siecle. Kadi, S. (ed.). Valenciennes: Presses Universitaires de Valenciennes, p. 77-90 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Child health, national fitness, and physical education in Britain, 1900-1940.

Welshman, J. 2003 Cultures of child health in Britain and the Netherlands in the twentieth century. Gijswijt-Hofsta, M. & Marland, H. (eds.). Amsterdam: Rodopi, p. 61-84 24 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Using different physical activity measurements in eight European countries. Results of the European Physical Activity Surveillance System (EUPASS) time series survey.

Rütten, A., Ziemainz, H., Schena, F., Stahl, T., Stiggelbout, M., Vanden Auweele, Y., Vuillemin, A. & Welshman, J. 06/2003 In: Public Health Nutrition. 6, 4, p. 371-376 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Physical activity monitoring in Europe: the European physical activity surveillance system (EUPASS) approach and indicator testing.

Rütten, A., Vuillemin, A., Ooijendijk, W. T. M., Schena, F., Sjöström, M., Stahl, T., Vanden Auweele, Y., Welshman, J. & Ziemainz, H. 06/2003 In: Public Health Nutrition. 6, 4, p. 377-384 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Towards a European health monitoring system: results of a pilot study on physical activity.

Rutten, A., Rzewnicki, R., Ziemainz, H., Ooijendijk, W. T. M., Schena, F., Stahl, T., Vanden Auweele, Y. & Welshman, J. 2003 Global behavioural risk factor surveillance. MacQueen, D. & Puska, P. (eds.). New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 73-93 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2002

From home help to home care.

Welshman, J. 2002 Open University K202: care, welfare and community: workbook 5: unit 15: experiencing change. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, p. 40-46

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsOther chapter contribution

The cycle of deprivation and the concept of the underclass.

Welshman, J. 10/2002 In: Benefits. 10, 3, p. 199-205 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

In search of the 'problem family': public health and social work in England and Wales, 1940-1970.

Welshman, J. 2001 Good breeding: science and society in a Darwinan age. Moore, J. (ed.). Milton Keynes: Open University Press, p. 237-246 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2000

Tuberculosis and ethnicity in England and Wales.

Welshman, J. 11/2000 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 22, 6, p. 858-882 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Municiple medicine: public health in twentieth-century Britain.

Welshman, J. 2000 Oxford: Peter Lang. 340 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The missing relative: the home help service in England and Wales, 1918-1974, part II.

Welshman, J. 2000 In: International Journal for the History of Nursing. 5, 2, p. 48-58 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1999

Rhetoric and reality: community care in England and Wales, 1948-74.

Welshman, J. 1999 Outside the walls of the asylum: the history of care in the community, 1750-2000. Bartlett, P. & Wright, D. (eds.). London: Athlone Press, p. 204-226 23 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

'The missing relative': the home help service in England and Wales, 1918-1974.

Welshman, J. 1999 In: International Journal for the History of Nursing. 5, 1, p. 4-11 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Evacuation, Hygiene, and Social Policy: The Our Towns Report of 1943.

Welshman, J. 1999 In: The Historical Journal. 42, 3, p. 781-807 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The Social History of Social Work: The Issue of the 'Problem Family', 1940-70.

Welshman, J. 06/1999 In: British Journal of Social Work. 29, 3, p. 457-476 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1998

Dental health as a neglected aspect of medical history: the school dental service in England and Wales

Welshman, J. 07/1998 In: Medical History. 42, 3, p. 306-327 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Physical Culture and Sport in Schools in England and Wales, 1900-40.

Welshman, J. 04/1998 In: International Journal of the History of Sport. 15, 1, p. 54-75 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Only Connect: The History of Sport, Medicine and Society.

Welshman, J. 08/1998 In: International Journal of the History of Sport. 15, 2, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Evacuation and Social Policy During the Second World War: Myth and Reality.

Welshman, J. 1998 In: Twentieth Century British History. 9, 1, p. 28-53 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1997

The medical officer of health in England and Wales, 1900-74: watchdog or lapdog?

Welshman, J. 12/1997 In: Journal of Public Health Medicine. 19, 4, p. 443-450 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Family visitors or social workers?: health visiting and public health in England and Wales, 1890-1974

Welshman, J. 1997 In: International Journal for the History of Nursing. 2, 4, p. 5-22 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

"Bringing beauty and brightness to the backstreets": health education and public health in England and Wales, 1890-1940

Welshman, J. 06/1997 In: Health Education Journal. 56, 2, p. 199-209 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Eugenics and public health in Britain, 1900-40: scenes from provincial life

Welshman, J. 05/1997 In: Urban History. 24, 1, p. 56-75 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Boxing and the historians

Welshman, J. 1997 In: International Journal of the History of Sport. 14, 1, p. 195-205 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

School meals and milk in England and Wales, 1906-45

Welshman, J. 01/1997 In: Medical History. 41, 1, p. 6-29 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The Issue of Never-Married Motherhood in Britain, 1920-70.

Lewis, J. & Welshman, J. 1997 In: Social History of Medicine. 10, 3, p. 401-418 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1996

In search of the "problem family": public health and social work in England and Wales, 1940-70

Welshman, J. 12/1996 In: Social History of Medicine. 9, 3, p. 447-465 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Images of youth: the issue of juvenile smoking, 1880-1914

Welshman, J. 09/1996 In: Addiction. 91, 9, p. 1379-1386 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Growing old in the city: public health and the elderly in Leicester, 1948-74

Welshman, J. 01/1996 In: Medical History. 40, 1, p. 74-89 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Physical Education and the School Medical Service in England and Wales, 1907-1939.

Welshman, J. 1996 In: Social History of Medicine. 9, 1, p. 31-48 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Article by Dr John Welshman to be reprinted in the 25th Anniversary Issue of Children & Society

    12/11/2010
    An article by John Welshman, 'The Cycle of Deprivation: Myths and Misconceptions', originally published in the journal Children & Society, 22, 2 (2008), 75-85, has been chosen by the Editors to be ... Read more»
  • Rowntree's Life-Cycle

    07/07/2009
    John Welshman will be giving a paper, 'Rowntree's Life Cycle and Dynamic Approaches to Poverty', at the Symposium 'Poverty in Depth: New International Perspectives', organised by the York Archaeologic ... Read more»
  • Inside the Walls of the Hostel

    28/05/2009
    John Welshman will be giving a paper 'Inside the Walls of the Hostel', at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Manchester, on 28 May 2009. The paper explores ... Read more»
  • Evacuation, Memory, and the Second World War

    15/05/2009
    John Welshman will be giving a paper 'Evacuation, Memory, and the Second World War', at the History Faculty, University of Oxford, 15 May 2009. The paper is part of a symposium 'Occupational Diversity ... Read more»
  • New book proposed on Churchill's children

    21/01/2009
    John Welshman has signed a contract with Oxford University Press for a book provisionally entitled 'Churchill's Children: Evacuation, Memory, and the Second World War'. The revised manuscript will be ... Read more»
  • Forgotten Voices

    13/01/2009
    John Welshman will be giving a paper 'Forgotten Voices: Mothers, Families, and the Welfare State', at the Wellcome Trust-funded workshop 'Healthcare and the People', Glasgow Caledonian University, 13- ... Read more»
  • Article in Twentieth Century British History

    03/12/2008
    John Welshman's article 'Recuperation, Rehabilitation, and the Residential Option: The Brentwood Centre for Mothers and Children' was published in Twentieth Century British History, 19, 4 (2008), 502- ... Read more»
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