PhD Student Profile


Tracey Dessoy

PhD Student

School: CKHH

Campus: Canterbury


Thesis title

The place and role of women in medieval Canterbury and its hinterland: the changing role of women in the local economy c.1150-1500


Tracey graduated with a BA (Hons) in History (Medieval and Modern) from Queen Mary, University of London in 1987 and has since worked in broadcast media and, subsequently, as a lecturer and teacher across a range of related disciplines in secondary, higher and further education.

Her PhD research explores the place and role of women of the knightly and upper mercantile class in medieval Canterbury and its hinterland c.1150-1500, focusing on specific families across several generations with regard to landholding and management, religious patronage and connections with the local economy.

Recipient of the Ian Coulson Memorial Prize, 2019

Supervisory Team

  • Professor Louise Wilkinson (first supervisor)
  • Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh (second supervisor and chair)

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