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Reconstructing Consumer Landscapes 1945-1975: Shopper reactions to the supermarket in early post-war England


 
 


Our Research Team

The Research Team Based at Exeter

Professor Gareth Shaw
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Gareth Shaw is currently a professor in the Business School where he teaches and researches into retail development, consumer behavior and aspects of tourism In addition he has an active interest in such pastimes as walking, steam trains, model railways and trying to control the weeds in his garden.

Dr. Adrian R. Bailey
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Adrian has recently completed a three year Leverhulme funded project investigating the formation of Methodist identities in Cornwall c.1830-1930. His doctoral research examines the development of Cadbury Brothers and the planning of Bournville as a model community c.1879-1939.

Adrian moved from Birmingham to Exeter in 2003. He is married to Michelle and has a young daughter called Charis. Adrian is an active member of Belmont Chapel, which meets in the centre of Exeter and regularly speaks to church congregations in the Southwest on a range of topics – including supermarkets! He enjoys reading, gardening, and dingy sailing, walking the south-west coastal path and playing the occasional game of football.

The Research Team Based at Surrey

Dr. Andrew Alexander
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Andrew has been at the University of Surrey since 1999 where he is currently Reader in Retail Management. He has spent the last fifteen years researching historical and contemporary issues relating to the retail industry. He teaches on the University of Surrey’s undergraduate and postgraduate retail management programmes.

Andrew’s leisure interests include cycling, badminton and watching his favourite football team. Having recently moved home he is currently spending much time shopping in DIY stores!

Dr. Jane Hamlett
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Jane is a Research Officer at the University of Surrey. She previously worked as a lecturer in Modern British History at the Universities of Oxford and Manchester, specialising in the history of women and gender. She is interested in the history of domestic objects and has also worked as a researcher for the Geffrye Museum in East London. Her PhD explores the Victorian middle-class home and family relationships.

Jane lives in East Dulwich in South East London, with her boyfriend David. She enjoys music, tennis, running, and long distance walking. She recently ran the Battersea Park Race for Life. Her favourite shops are Topshop and Amoeba Music.

Dr. Dawn Nell
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Dawn is a Research Officer at the University of Surrey. She has spent the last ten years working on the history of land use and economic development, particularly in relation to rural areas. She has taught at the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford and previously held a Caird short-term fellowship at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Her DPhil examined the development of the wildlife industries in South Africa and Kenya c. 1950-1990. Educated at the Universities of Cape Town and Oxford,

Dawn lived and worked in Brussels for four years, before returning to the UK in 2006. She enjoys the theatre, films, restaurants, and occasionally makes it to the gym.

 

 

   
     
   

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Reconstructing Consumer Landscapes 1945-1975:
Shopper reactions to the supermarket in early post-war
England is sponsored by the
Arts and Humanities Research Council