Dr Leanne McCormick

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities
Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Coleraine campus
+44 28 7012 3576
Room I022
Cromore Road
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

Dr Leanne McCormick read history at University of Cambridge where she also completed a PGCE in History.

She taught history at schools in India and Edinburgh before returning to Northern Ireland to complete a PhD at Ulster University.

She held a post-doctoral position in the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland (CHOMI) working on women's health in Ireland before being appointed to her present position as Lecturer in Modern Irish Social History in 2009.

Leanne is Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland (CHOMI) at Ulster University and Lecturer in Modern Irish Social History.

Research Fields

Leanne's research interests include women's history, history of sexuality and history of medicine in Ireland/Northern Ireland and she has published a number of articles and chapters in these areas.

Her monograph Regulating Sexuality: Women in Twentieth Century Northern Ireland, was published by MUP in 2009.

Other projects have included a study of abortion in twentieth century Northern Ireland and an article on Abortion in Belfast, 1917-67 is forthcoming in the Journal of Social History. 

She is presently working on a British Academy funded project on Irish women and charity in late C19th and early C20th New York and is PI on an AHRC funded project, with C-I Elaine Farrell (QUB), 'Bad Bridget: Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918'.

Professional Affiliations

Leanne is a member of the Executive Committee of the Women's History Association of Ireland, Stakeholder and User Forum member of Public Records Office of Northern Ireland.

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