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Ph.D. (University of South Wales)
M.A. History (University of the West of England)
P.G.C.E. (Post-Compulsory Sector) (University of Wales)
B.A. (Joint Honours) History & English (University of Wales)


Charles Street Community Education Centre, Newport. E.S.O.L. Tutor, 1997-1998.

Mod-Lang School of English, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, E.S.O.L. Tutor, 1999

University of Wales College, Newport. Visiting Lecturer in History, 1999-2004

Community University of the Valleys (East), University of Wales College, Newport. Visiting Lecturer in History, 2000-2003.

University of Wales, Newport, Centre for Community & Lifelong Leaning. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer on the Access to Higher Education / Foundation Diploma, 2001-2004.

University of Wales, Newport, Faculty of Education. Senior Lecturer in History (B.A. History, M.A. History, B.A. Primary Studies and Access-Foundation Humanities Diploma), 2004-2015.

University of South Wales, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Faculty of Business & Society. Senior Lecturer in History (B.A. History, PGR supervision and the Integrated Foundation Year), 2015-present.


Rachel Lock-Lewis, ‘Sex, Marriage and the Family’ in Gwent County History Volume V: The Twentieth Century ed. by Chris Williams & Andy Croll (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013), pp.188-206.

Rachel Lock-Lewis, ‘Invention and Paradox, Myth and Reality: Images of Women in Wales’, Vis-a-Vis: Contemporary Welsh artists respond to images of women from the University of South Wales Museum Collection (University of South Wales, 2018)

Book Reviews:
Rocking the Boat: Welsh Women Who Championed Equality, 1840-1990 by Angela V. John (Swansea: Parthian Books, 2018) in Morgannwg: The Journal of Glamorgan History (2019)
Political Chameleon: In search of George Thomas by Martin Shipton (Cardiff: Welsh Academic Press in Morgannwg: the Journal of Glamorgan History, 2017)


Co-Director of University of South Wales’ Centre for Gender Studies in Wales
Member of the Faculty’s Research Programmes Committee
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Member of History UK (Higher Education) (steering committee member, 2015-2018)
Member of the West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network (committee member 2005-12)
Member of Women’s Archive Wales


The Sunday Politics (BBC Wales, 11th February 2018) in which i discuss suffrage activity in Wales and the continuing feminist activism of leading Welsh Suffragette, Margaret Haig-Mackworth

Sex, Love and Cwtches, Real Families (BBC One Wales, 14th October 2014) in which I discuss the moral climate surrounding sex in the 1960s

The Family Hearth, Histories of Wales (BBC Radio Wales, June 2012) in which I discuss motherhood in inter-war and post-war Wales

A History of Welsh Towns (BBC Wales, August 2011) in which i discuss the Chartist Uprising in Newport, 1839


Women and social change in twentieth-century Britain; marriage, family life, kinship networks, parenting, childhood and women’s employment.

Areas of Expertise

Key Words: social history, history of feminism, postwar Britain, social change, family, parenthood, childhood, gender, sexuality, marriage, maternity, kinship

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