Nicole Robertson EHS Representative
Nicole Robertson sits on the Social History Society’s executive committee as a representative of the Economic History Society.
She studied at the University of Nottingham and then lectured at Northumbria University before moving to Sheffield Hallam. Her research interests lie in modern Britain, with particular focus on: the co-operative movement and activism; white-collar workers; and the history of retailing, consumption and consumer society.
Her current research project, ‘The Clerical Profession and the Administrative Revolution: the Rise of the Modern Workplace in Britain, 1919-79’, explores the rise of the twentieth century office and focuses on occupational health, unemployment, professionalisation and gender segregation in clerical work.
She has received funding for her research from the Economic History Society’s R.H. Tawney Fellowship and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
- ‘Women at Work: activism, feminism and the rise of the female office worker during the First World War and its immediate aftermath’ in Labour: The British Labour Movement and Working People’s Lives (2017)
- ‘The business of leisure: sport, labour and co-operation in post-war Britain’ in Labor History (2014)
- ‘Collective strength and mutual aid: financial provisions for members of co-operative societies in Britain’ in Business History (2012)
- Consumerism and the Co-operative Movement in Modern British History: Taking Stock (co-edited with Lawrence Black) (2009)