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Lewis obtained his BA (Honours) in History at the University of Central Lancashire in 2011, before completing his PhD at Nottingham Trent University in 2016. Before joining Roehampton University in 2017, Lewis held teaching and research positions at the University of Central Lancashire, Nottingham Trent University and Ulster University.   

Research interests

Lewis works on nineteenth and twentieth century British social and economic history, with a particular interest in aspects of poverty and welfare. His published work includes studies of the Poor Law and the Great Irish Famine, and he continues to work on these subjects. 

Research Output

Eye-witness accounts of Ireland’s Great Famine: The Death Census and the Destitution Census of Black ’47

Darwen, L., MacRaild, D., Kennedy, L. & Gurrin, B., 2019, (Submitted) Cambridge University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

'Irish Fever' in Britain During the Great Famine: Immigration, Disease and the Legacy of 'Black '47'

Darwen, L., MacRaild, D., Kennedy, L. & Gurrin, B., 19 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Irish Historical Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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“Bad as it is, we were better off in England”: Locating the Famine Irish experience in Britain through deposition testimony.

Darwen, L. & Gurrin, B., 2019, The Great Famine and Social Class: Conflicts, Responsibilities, Representations . Corporaal, M. & Gray, P. (eds.). Peter Lang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Irish and Scots poverty in the far north of England 1790-1870

Author: Sharman, A., 12 Dec 2019

Supervisor: MacRaild, D. (Supervisor), Darwen, L. (Supervisor) & Wareham, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis