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The Australian National University

Pat Jalland

Position: Emeritus Professor

Email: pat.jalland@anu.edu.au

Phone: 61253054

Location: HC Coombes Building, Room 2106

Website: My profile website

Qualification:

BA Hons (Bristol University)

PGCE (University of London)

MA, PhD (University of Toronto)

Profile

Professor Pat Jalland is an Emeritus Professor of History in the History School at the Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian National University.  Professor Jalland continues her research in the history of death, grief and old age, in the broader context of Australian and British social, cultural and medical history, and women's and family history.  She has completed her tenth book, a social history of old age in Australia from 1880 to 1980, published by Melbourne University Press in 2015.

Biography

Emeritus Professor of History, History School, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (2013 - present)

Professor of History (E2), History School, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (1997-2013)

Senior Research Fellow, RSSS, Australian National University (1983-5, 1991-2)

Associate Professor of History, Murdoch University, Western Australia (1986-1996)

Senior Lecturer in History, Curtin University, Western Australia (1976-1983)

Temporary Lecturer, London School of Economics and Political Science (1975-1976)

Special Lecturer in History, University College London (1974-1975)

Research Fellow in History, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge (1973-1976) (with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Award)

Teaching Assistant, History Department, University of Toronto (1969-1971)

Research Interests

Social history of old age in Australia; social and cultural history of death, grief and mourning in

Britain and Australia; history of women and the family in Britain and Australia.

Current project: Dr John Springthorpe (1855-1933): A biography, co-authored with Professor Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne. (John Springthorpe was a distinguished Melbourne medical doctor, and involved in many major medical issues in Australia and overseas, including an active role during WW1, especially in relation to shell shock.)

Publications

Jalland, P 2015, Old Age in Australia: A History, Melbourne University Press, Academic History series, Carlton, Victoria, pp. vii + 296 (hb., pb., ebook).

Jalland, P 2010, Death in War and Peace: A History of Loss and Grief in England, 1914-

1970, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. xii + 317 (pb. 2012).

Davison, G, Jalland, P & Prest, W (eds.) 2009, Body and Mind. Historical Essays in Honour of F.B. Smith, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, pp. ix + 243.

Jalland, P 2006, Changing Ways of Death in twentieth-century Australia: war, medicine and the funeral business, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. x + 409.

Jalland, P 2002, Australian Ways of Death: A Social and Cultural History 1840-1918, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 378.

Jalland, P 1996, Death in the Victorian Family, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 464 (pb. 1999).

Jalland, P (ed.) 1989, Octavia Wilberforce. The Autobiography of a Pioneer Woman Doctor, Cassell, London, pp. 196.

Jalland, P 1986, Women, Marriage and Politics, 1860-1914, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 366 (pb. 1988).

Jalland, P & Hooper, J P (eds.) 1986, Women from Birth to Death. The Female Life Cycle in Britain, Harvester Press, Brighton UK/Humanities Press, New Jersey, pp. 349.

Jalland, P 1980, The Liberals and Ireland: The Ulster Question in British Politics to 1914, Harvester Press, Brighton UK, St Martin's Press New York, pp. 304; reprint 1993, Gregg Revivals, Aldershot England.

Awards

Western Australian Literary Awards Non-Fiction Prize 1987, for Jalland, P 1986, Women, Marriage and Politics, 1860-1914, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 366.

Queensland Premier's History Award runner-up, for Jalland, P 2006, Changing Ways of Death in twentieth-century Australia: war, medicine and the funeral business, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. x + 409.

Memberships

FRHist S (Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, UK), 1981 - present

FASSA (Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia), 1988 - present

Projects and Grants

Understanding old age in Australian history as a foundation for improved social and economic policy (Primary Investigator), 2007-09

The Social and Cultural History of Death and Bereavement in Australia and England 1914 - 1980 (Primary Investigator), 2003-05

Five ARC Discovery Grants as sole Chief Investigator, each grant leading to the publication of a major book and, in one case, two books (see above). All my applications for ARC Discovery Grants have been successful.

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