Wellcome Postdoctoral Award for Steffan Blayney

Steffan Blayney has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Award, working closely with  Chris Millard. His project explores mental health activism, anti-capitalist politics and the radical left in Britain from 1956 to the present day.

Steffan joined the Department of History in 2018, after researching and teaching at Birkbeck, Kent and Sussex. His research focuses on the relations between health, the body and society, and on histories of political activism, in modern and contemporary Britain. Steffan is a member of the editorial team at History Workshop Online and a co-founder and organiser of History Acts, a radical history workshop and network connecting activists and historians.