Previous Doctoral Prize Winners
2018-19 Prize Winner
Dr Melanie Holihead (Oxford), for ‘Their Allotted Place: social conditions, survival strategies and comparative respectability among naval wives in mid-nineteenth century Portsea Island’.
2017-18 Joint Prize Winners
Dr Katherine Roscoe (Leicester), for ‘Island Chains: Carceral Islands and the Colonisation of Australia, 1824-1901’ and Dr David Wilson (Strathclyde) for ‘Pirates, Merchants, and Imperial Authority in the British Atlantic, 1716-1726’.
2016-17 Prize Winner
Dr Elin Jones (Queen Mary, London) for ‘Masculinity, Materiality and Space Onboard the Royal Naval Ship, 1756-1815’.
The abstract and complete thesis are available at Queen Mary Research Online.
2015-16 Prize Winner
Dr Megan Barford (Cambridge) for ‘Naval Hydrography, Charismatic Bureaucracy and the British Military State, 1825-1855’.
2013-2014 Prize Winner
Dr Steven Gray (Swansea University) for ‘Black Diamonds: Coal, the Royal Navy, and British Imperial Coaling Stations, 1870-1914’.
2012-2013 Prize Winner
Dr Joan Abela (University of Exeter) for ‘The Impact of the Arrival of the Knights of the Order of St. John on the Commercial Economy of Malta 1530-1565’.
2011-2012 Prize Winner
Dr Coriann Convertito (University of Exeter) for ‘The Health of British Seamen in the West Indies, 1770-1806′.
2010-11 Prize Winner
Dr Matthew McCarthy (University of Hull) for ‘A Sure Defence against the Foe? Maritime Predation and British Commercial Policy during the Spanish American Wars of Independence, 1810-1830’.