Dr Kristin Hay

  • Tutor in Economic and Social History (Economic & Social History)


Tutor in Economic and Social History. Historian of medicine, gender and oral history. 

Research interests

I am interested in the intersections of gender, sex, reproduction and medicine. My previous research focused on reproductive health and rights activism through the lens of the Scottish Abortion Campaign. My PhD thesis explored the impact of the growing availability of birth control in Scotland during the 1970s, through archival evidence and an extensive oral history project. 

I am passionate about reproductive health and rights activism, sexual and reproductive health, birth control, pregnancy and parenthood through an intersectional lens.

More broadly, I am interested in medical professionalism and the development of health and healthcare from the nineteenth century. I am an experienced oral historian and contribute to the development of oral history theory and methodologies in my work. 


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I teach on several undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Glasgow:


Semester 1 2022/23

  • Economic and Social History 2A: Britain 1770-1914 (undergraduate) 
  • SPS5034 Research Design (postgraduate taught)  

Additional information

I prioritise public history in my research output and have been featured three times on BBC Radio Scotland's history show Time Travels, and once on HistoryScotland. 

I am continuously looking for opportunities to communicate my work to a wider audience.