Helen Frost

Personal details





University of Exeter - College of Humanities.

History PhD Candidate - The British Bombing Offensive: Media Representation and Public Perception, 1939-1945. Supervisor: Professor Richard Overy.



University of Exeter - Graduate School of Education.

During the course of completing my History PGCE I covered several key areas of study. These included: Educational pedagogy, lesson plan construction and analysis (with reference to subject specialism in History and Religious Studies as a second subject specialism), curriculum development (preparing schemes of work and various other duties involved in academic teaching), educational psychology and professional practice.


University of Exeter - History Department.

During my undergraduate degree I covered a variety of key areas of study. These included: Foundation History: one year course covering the essential tools for the study of the subject involving both the practical skills and academic understanding of historical study. Social and Military American History, European Early Modern and Modern History. My final year specialism was: Interpretations of the Holocaust and the Social and Political aspects of Nazi Germany. Dissertation title: 'The Boy Scouts and the Hitler Youth: A Comparative Study of Youth Movements under Totalitarianism and Democracy, a study in Organisation, Structure and Ideology.' For this research project I was supervised by Professor Richard Overy.


Professional/research experience

November 2014:

University of Warwick

Reviewer for Warwick University's postgraduate journal, Retrospectives.

November 11 2013:

University of Exeter

2014 Humanities PGR Conference committee member: Marketing and Publicity Officer.

September 1 2013 - present:

University of Exeter

Subject Editor of Ex-Historia, the online journal published by postgraduate history students at the University of Exeter.

May 16 2013 - May 17 2013:

University of Exeter

I designed a poster detailing my current research project (the representation of Allied bombing in WW2 in the British press during the war) for the Postgraduate Research Showcase as part of the Research Focus Week at the University of Exeter.

March 1 2011 - September 30 2011:

University of Exeter

‘Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe 1940-1945’. Exeter University Centre for the Study of War State and Society. I was involved in researching items to be displayed on ‘The Bombing of Britain 1940-1945 Exhibition’ area of the website to accompany a paper written by Professor Richard Overy. Please see the link for details:http://centres.exeter.ac.uk/wss/bombing/britainexhibition/britain.htm#blitz


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


Institute of Historical Research: History Lab

Member of the Institute of Historical Research's History Lab, the national network for Postgraduate students in History and related disciplines.


Institute of Ideas - Debating Matters

The Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition is a national debate for sixth form students where I am a judge for the academic year, 2014-2015.


Social History Society Membership


Member of the Royal Historical Society