Publications by project team members


Mohan, J, (2022), Nurturing voluntary action beyond the pandemic – University of Birmingham, Join the conversation, 19th January 2022.

Arnold-Forster, A, Moses, J D, Schotland, S V, (2022), Obstacles to Physicians’ Emotional Health — Lessons from History | NEJM 386:4-7
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2112095, Available on line:

McDonnell, D., and Rutherford, A. C. (2022), ‘Researching risk in the voluntary sector: The challenges and opportunities of regulatory data’. In J. Dean, E. Hogg (Eds.). Researching Voluntary Action: Innovations and Challenges. Bristol: Policy Press.


Arnold-Forster, A (2021), ‘Building utopia from disaster: could the pandemic show a way to better healthcare?’ BMJ 375 doi:; Available on line: Building utopia from disaster: could the pandemic show a way to better healthcare? An essay by Agnes Arnold-Forster | The BMJ

Arnold-Forster, A (2021), ‘To save the NHS we need to stop loving it’, Renewal, Vol 29 Issue 4, Available on line:

Möller, C. (2021), Food Charity and the Psychologisation of Poverty: Foucault in the Food Bank. Concepts for critical psychology: Disciplinary boundaries re-thought. London: Routledge.

Haydon, S., Jung, T., & Russell, S. (2021), ‘You’ve Been Framed’: A critical review of academic discourse on philanthrocapitalism, International Journal of Management Reviews, Available online:

Mohan, J. and Harris, B. (2021), After the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore, what role should charity play in funding the NHS?, The Conversation, 25 February 2021.

Möller, C. (2021), Discipline and Feed: Food Banks, Pastoral Power, and the Medicalisation of Poverty in the UK. Sociological Research Online, 1360780420982625.

Stewart, E. & Dodworth, K. (2021), ‘The Biggest Charity You’ve Never Heard of’: Institutional Logics of Charity and the State in Public Fundraising in Scotland’s NHS. Cambridge University Press.

Stewart, E. (2021), Fugitive coproduction: Conceptualising informal community practices in Scotland’s hospitals. Social Policy & Administration, Early View n/a(n/a).


Cresswell, R. (2000), ‘The ‘British Red Cross still exists’, 1947-74: finding a role after the Second World War’, in Neville Wylie, Melanie Oppenheimer and James Crossland (eds.), The Red Cross Movement: Myths, Practices and Turning Points. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 148-63. 

Gorsky, M. (2020), ‘Public, private and voluntary hospitals: economic theory and historical experience in Britain, c.1800-2010’, in Martin Gorsky, Jerònia Pons Pons & Margarita Vilar-Rodríguez, ‘Introduction’, in idem., eds. The Political Economy of the Hospital in History: the Construction, Funding and Management of Public and Private Hospital Systems, Huddersfield University Press. 

Gorsky, M. and Sirrs, C. (2020), Human rights/human capital: a hundred years of ‘universal’ health coverage as a global goal. Somatosphere,

McDonnell, D., Mohan, J., and Norman, P. (2020), Charity Density and Social Need: A Longitudinal Perspective, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Stewart, E., Greer, S. L., Ercia, A., & Donnelly, P. D. (2020), Transforming health care: The policy and politics of service reconfiguration in the UK’s four health systems. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 15(3), 289–307.


Ramsden, S. and Cresswell, R. (2019), ‘First Aid and Voluntarism in England, 1945-1985’, Twentieth Century British History, 30:4 (2019): 504-30.


Gorsky, M. and Millward, G. (2018), Resource Allocation for Equity in the British National Health Service, 1948–89: An Advocacy Coalition Analysis of the RAWP. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 43, no. 1: 69–108.

Harris, B. (2018), Social policy by other means?  Mutual aid and the origins of the modern welfare state in Britain during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Journal of Policy History, 30 (2), 202-35.


Millward, G. (2016), A Disability Act? The Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 and the British Government’s Response to the Pertussis Vaccine Scare. Social History of Medicine.

Older publications

Stewart, E. (2016), Publics and Their Health Systems: Rethinking Participation. Palgrave Macmillan.

Gorsky, M. (2015), ‘Voluntarism’ in English Health and Welfare: Visions of History’, in S.Lucey & V.Crossman eds, Health care, voluntarism and regionalism in Ireland and Britain 1850-1950, London: Institute of Historical Research Conference Series, 31-60. 

Millward, G. (2015), Social Security Policy and the Early Disability Movement – Expertise, Disability and the Government, 1965-1977. Twentieth Century British History 26, no. 2: 274–97.

Wall, R. (now Cresswell), Bacteria in Britain, 1880-1939 (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2013; Routledge, 2015, paperback 2016), xiv + 254pp. 

Harris, B. (2010), Voluntary action and the state in historical perspective, Voluntary Sector Review, 1 (1), 25-40.

Harris, B. and Bridgen, P., eds. (2007), Charity and mutual aid in Europe and North America since 1800, London: Routledge.

Harris, B. (2004), The origins of the British welfare state: state, society and social welfare in England and Wales, 1800-1945, Basingstoke: Palgrave.