Emeritus Professor Patricia Jalland

BA (Bristol), PGCE (London), MA, PhD (Toronto), FRHistS, FASSA
Emeritus Professor of History, Research School of Social Sciences
College Arts & Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • British History 210305
  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) 210303

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.



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

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


Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia since 1988

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, UK, since 1981

AWARDS/GRANTS: ARC Discovery/Large Grants

I have been awarded five ARC Discovery Grants as sole Chief Investigator, the last two in 2007-9 and 2003-5. Each grant has led to the publication of a major book and, in one case, two books.  All my applications for ARC Discovery Grants have been successful. 

Researcher's projects

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.)


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