Carly-Emma Leachman

PhD Candidate in the School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University

Medical Historian, pre/post NHS health care and hospitals - specialising in the history of maternity care. Current research focuses on the role of World War Two in shaping the birth experience of women via evacuation and increased hospitalisation.

PhD candidate at Nottingham Trent University, graduated from MA in History in 2017 with Distinction.

Also a mother of four.


  • 2017–present
    Doctoral Researcher/PhD Candiate, Nottingham Trent University


  • 2017 
    Nottingham Trent University, History MA with Distinction
  • 2015 
    Nottingham Trent University, History BA (hons) First Class


  • 2018
    The Mothers of Mapperley Asylum, East Midlands History and Heritage
  • 2018
    Billets, Bombs and Babies: How the State Shaped the Narrative of Birth during the Second World War, Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, volume 211