Helen Doe

Dr Helen Doe, MA, PhD, FRHistS, FRSA

Dr Helen DoeDr Helen Doe began her working career in industry in the IT sector but a lifelong fascination with history led to her to the University of Exeter where she completed a masters degree with a dissertation on a smuggling business. She then completed her PhD with a thesis on Women in Maritime Business in the 19th century. Since then she has been a part time lecturer at the University of Exeter in maritime business history, teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates. She has been teaching on-line courses for many years initially via the University of Exeter .

She has published extensively and among her books are The First Atlantic Liner and Enterprising Women in Shipping. She co-edited and contributed to the award winning The Maritime History of Cornwall. In 2015 she moved into a different period by publishing a best selling biography Fighter Pilot, a study of a WW2 Battle of Britain pilot.  Helen’s latest book is SS Great Britain: Brunel’s Ship, her Voyages, Passengers and Crew.

Helen is a Fellow of the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies, University of Exeter, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is a member of the UK Government’s Council of Experts on National Historic Ships (these include HMS Victory, the Mary Rose, Cutty Sark and Warrior), a Trustee of the SS Great Britain and Vice Chairman of the British Commission for Maritime History.

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