Researchers at UCD


Holly Dunbar

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of History
Newman Building
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168185


Holly Dunbar is a Research Fellow on 'Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 180-2000' at the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University College Dublin. Her research project is on the Discharged Prisoners¿ Aid Societies and other NGOs that advocated for prisoners¿ health rights in England and Ireland, such as the Howard League for Penal Reform, NADPAS, NACRO, NIACRO, RAP and Alcoholics Anonymous. Her work examines the evolving relationship between philanthropic organisations and the State in medical provision and health promotion among released prisoners. Prior to working at UCD, Holly completed her thesis on gender and the Irish nationalist daily newspapers, c.1912-1923, at the University of Southampton. She has published in Women's History Review on women and alcohol during the First World War in Ireland.



Peer Reviewed Journals

Holly Dunbar (2016) 'Women and Alcohol During the First World War in Ireland'. Women's History Review, . [Details]


Research Interests

Holly has taught on the Northern Ireland Troubles, the Irish revolutionary period and English language skills courses. Her interests also include the history of medicine, prison history and twentieth century gender history in England and Ireland.