Clare Debenham is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Manchester. She became active in the Women’s Movement in the 1970s and has remained involved with women’s issues. Her doctorate, awarded by the University of Manchester, was on the post-suffrage activities of women in the 1920s. This research led to ‘Birth Control and the Rights of Women’ published by Tauris and to her biography ‘Marie Stopes Sexual Revolution and the Birth Control Movement’ Palgrave Macmillan.
Clare’s on-going research is into the rise and demise of the former colleges of education. She was awarded a Leverhulme grant for this.
She published 'Birth Control and the Rights of Women. Post-Suffrage Feminism in the Early Twentieth Century' in 2014, and 'Marie Stopes' Sexual Revolution and the Birth Control Movement' in 2018.