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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, 2000-2004

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 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.


Co-Director of University of South Wales’ Centre for Gender Studies in Wales


Rachel Lock-Lewis, ‘Social Reproduction and Social Change: Two Generations of Mothers Talking About Parenting in Postwar Wales’, Journal of Family and Community History, Vol.22, 2019, Issue 3

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
Senior 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

Love, Sex 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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