I work on the history of modern Britain, with a particular interest in women’s history and the history of medicine. My recent research has examined how anxiety about maternal mental health played out in healthcare debates and social campaigns in the late twentieth century. I argued that the creation of maternal mental health as an object of concern was not neutral, but rather served to legitimise and entrench the preoccupations of social and medical actors in postwar Britain. Popular anxiety over maternal mental health was made possible by the rise of the social sciences and the spread of survey mechanisms, allowing me to tell a bigger story of how such developments shaped issues of public concern. More generally, I am interested in the history of feminism, the history of the NHS, and the history of social movements.