Episode 1 - How can public history empower and improve the lives of young people?
Professor Tracey Loughran from the Department of History speaks to Professor Jules Pretty about her Wellcome Trust-funded research on women's everyday health between the 1960s and 1990s alongside colleagues Dr Kate Mahoney and Dr Daisy Payling.
The team created a toolkit which connects young people with the reflections of women in the past to encourage reflection and discussions. They also held workshops with schools and guide groups looking at important issues such as period poverty.
Brighter Futures is the film series from the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement at the University of Essex about how research can influence policy and change people's lives.
Professor, University of Essex
Professor Tracey Loughran is a historian of twentieth-century Britain, with particular interests in the interaction of ideas and experiences of body, mind and self.