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Sadie Levy Gale

Ms Sadie Levy Gale

Research student

School of Journalism, Media and Culture


I am a PhD candidate at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture as part of an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with Bristol University and Historic England.  

My current research explores visual representations of healthcare spaces, staff and medical procedures that were produced in Britain between 1920-1955. I am interested in how the increased visuality of healthcare spaces and practices in this period not only informed but actively produced new ideas and policies about the urban environment, citizenship and Britain's self-image as an imperial nation.  

More widely, I am interested in the intersections between urban history, imperial history and visual histories of public health.

Prior to joining Cardiff, I worked in journalism and at an exhibition design agency as a content developer for museums and heritage organisations. I completed my MA in History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London, and my BA in English Literature and Language at Oxford University. 




Research Interests

  • Photographic history
  • Histories of public health
  • Urban history and visual culture
  • Healthcare and visual culture
  • British imperial history



Tom Allbeson

Tom Allbeson

Senior Lecturer in Media History

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