Dr Ismini Pells

Project Manager at University of Leicester

Ismini joined the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester as a postdoctoral research fellow in July 2017.

She studied for her PhD at the University of Cambridge, where she completed a thesis in 2014 examining the career of Philip Skippon, commander of the infantry in the New Model Army. Since then, she has worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Exeter on a Wellcome Trust-funded project examining early modern medical practitioners, during which she researched the careers of practitioners in Civil War armies. Ismini has published an edited collection, New Approaches to the Military History of the English Civil War (Solihull, 2016), and is currently working on a monograph on Skippon.

She has also published articles and contributed chapters to collections on various military and medical topics relating to the Civil Wars. She is a trustee of the Society for Army Historical Research and the Cromwell Association.

Away from work, Ismini enjoys running to keep fit, supporting Ipswich Town and English cricket, and other such hopeless causes.

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