Joe Chick joins the Addressing Health team as a part-time research assistant. Joe is an historian of urban society who completed an ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Warwick in 2020. His research looks into urban society from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. It focuses on towns held by monastic lords, traditionally associated with robust lordship and violent town–abbey relations and explores the impact of the dissolution of the monasteries on these settlements.
In 2020-21, Joe held an early career fellowship in the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick. He also convened a new undergraduate module at Warwick on the folklore of the British Isles. In 2021, he was a Research Intern working on Public Engagement for the Institute of Historical Research.