Katrina Kirkwood

Katrina Kirkwood, a former medical research scientist, is Doctor Isabella Stenhouse’s granddaughter. Equipped with a B.Sc, a Ph.D and B.A, she spent many years helping people in the South Wales valleys turn their stories into mini-films before embarking on her research into Dr Stenhouse’s career. She has written about her research for the Medical Women’s Federation and for Beyond the Trenches, the WW1 centenary blog of the AHRC. Her book about Dr Stenhouse, The Mystery of Isabella and the String of Beads, is due for release on 25th July 2016. Further details can be found on her blog Isabella and the string of beads and her twitter-feed @kkstories.

Why July 1916 was an important month for professional women

When I set out to trace exactly what my grandmother, Dr Isabella Stenhouse, had done in WW1, one document particularly intrigued me: her offer to serve with the British Army. This seemed to make little sense because, so far as … Continue reading

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