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Eleanor joined the Institute of Contemporary British History, now part of DPE, in 2015 and is completing a PhD on ‘HM Treasury and the Financial Crisis: 2007-2009’. Her work investigates HM Treasury under the Chancellorship of Alistair Darling, how it operated and how it managed the near collapse of the British banking system and wider financial crisis between 2007 and 2009. She is the recipient of The Professor Sir Richard Trainor Doctoral Scholarship (2015/18). 

Alongside her PhD work, Eleanor is Research Assistant to King's Visiting Professor Ed Balls with whom she has written two Harvard Working Papers. She is also the HM Treasury Partnership Coordinator for The Strand Group, which is based in the Policy Institute at King's.

Eleanor has previously worked for the Labour Party and the Lord Mayor of the City of London. She holds an MA in Contemporary British History (Distinction) and BA in History (First Class Honours), both from Queen Mary, University of London.

Doctoral Research

HM Treasury and the Financial Crisis: 2007-2009

Research Interests

HM Treasury and economic history; financial crises; history of the UK Prime Minister, Government and Whitehall since 1945; the usability of digital archives; and the use of oral history.



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