Rebecca Oakes gained her first degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and an MA in Late Medieval Studies (Interdisciplinary), University of York. She studied for a PhD at Winchester, titled ‘Mortality and life expectancy at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, 1393 – c. 1540’, which was awarded in 2009.
Rebecca’s post-doctoral research continued on from the thesis, investigating new evidence for mortality and life expectancy for college populations to cross the gap between Late medieval and Early Modern English datasets. This was achieved through postdoctoral research appointments as Economic History Eileen Power Junior Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research (Oct. 2009 – Sept. 2010) and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge (Oct. 2010 – Sept. 2013). She joined the History Department at Winchester in May 2014.
Higher Education Teaching Qualification