A Life of action: Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946), Liverpool's unsung heroine

Susan Cohen graduated with a BA (Hons) First Class degree in 1992, followed by an MPhil in 1998, both from Middlesex University.

She was awarded her PhD in 2005 by the University of Southampton for her thesis on Eleanor Rathbone and her work for refugees, and was subsequently appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Parkes Institute for Jewish/non-Jewish Studies at Southampton.

Her book, Rescue the Perishing: Eleanor Rathbone and the Refugees, was published by Vallentine Mitchell in 2010. Besides her ongoing research into the work of women within refugee organisations in Britain before and during the Second World War, Susan has a number of publications covering aspects of late Victorian and early twentieth century social history, including The District Nurse, The Scouts, The Salvation Army, The Women's Institute and Medical Services in the First World War.

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