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Laura Fenton

Thesis working title - ‘Women and alcohol in postwar and contemporary Britain: A multi-generational study of women's drinking biographies’.

Academic supervisors


  • BA (Hons), University of Toronto
  • MA, York University, Toronto, Canada

PhD research

My research examines women's changing relationship to drinking alcohol over the postwar and contemporary periods through constructing 'drinking biographies' based on photo elicitation, life history interviews with three generations of women born between 1940 and 1990. 


Fenton, L. "Citizenship in Private Space." Space and Culture 8 (2005): 180 – 192.

Fenton, L. and Salter, B. "Competition and compromise in negotiating the new governance of medical performance: the clinical governance and revalidation policies in the UK." Health Economics, Policy and Law 4 (2009): 283 – 303.

Burau, V. and Fenton, L. "How healthcare states matter: comparing the introduction of clinical standards in Britain and Germany." Journal of Health Organization and Management vol. 23, no. 3 (2009): 289 – 303.

Fenton, L. Review of Conceiving Risk, Bearing Responsibility: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Diagnosis of Moral Disorder, Critical Sociology 31 (2005): 645 – 657.

Fenton, L. (2006) Review of The Genetic Imaginary: DNA in the Canadian Criminal Justice System, Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice vol. 48, no. 1 (2005).

Professional membership

  • BSA Alcohol Study Group
  • Warwick Drinking Studies Network (University of Warwick)

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