Funded PhD opportunity at the Montfort University

De Montfort University’s International Centre for Sports History and Culture (ICSHC) and the Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) are pleased to announce a Midlands 4 Cities funded PhD project, “From Stoke Mandeville 1944 to London 2012: Photography and the Making of the Paralympic Community in Britain”.

This PhD project, which will be under the direction of Dr. Beatriz Pichel (PHRC) and Dr. Heather Dichter (ICSHC), is a Collaborative Doctoral Award in conjunction with the National Paralympic Heritage Trust (NPHT) and funded through the Midlands 4 Cities scheme. This PhD opportunity is open to applicants from the UK and EU. Please consult the M4C website for more information about the application process.

This project is timely with the NPHT’s recent opening of the museum and coincides with the Paralympics, starting just after the 2020 Paralympics close and finishing as the Paris Paralympics happen in 2024 and the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which include para-sports.

Read the full details about this project here.

Questions about this project can be directed to Dr. Beatriz Pichel at or Dr. Heather Dichter at