Tricia James

Following completion of my first degree, I undertook DA301 'Family and Community History' to fill the void created and as family history had been a life-long hobby. This led in turn to involvement in the Infant Mortality and eventually a DPhil from the OU for a thesis on infant mortality among shoemakers in Rushden, Northamptonshire from 1880 to 1900.
I was a founder member of FACHRS and following retirement from my post as Principal Lecturer at the University of Northampton , joined the committee in 2013 and have now taken on the role of Conference Organiser.