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Dr Michael Lambert 

Dr Michael Lambert
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Dr Michael Lambert is a Research Fellow at Lancaster Medical School. He obtained his PhD in history from Lancaster University in 2017 and has subsequently held positions in Early Childhood Studies at Liverpool Hope University, Public Health and Policy at the University of Liverpool, Social Inequalities at Lancaster University, and Social Policy at the University of Birmingham. His research explores the social history of the British welfare state after 1945, focusing on social, spatial and gender inequalities and their realisation through state structures and systems. This research is rooted in place, concentrating upon the North West of England, the City of Liverpool, and their historic imperial and colonial connections. 

He is currently a co-investigator on the Mapping Doctors project funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Director of Widening Participation in Lancaster Medical School. The NIHR-funded research study explores the impact of medical education on clinical workforce distribution and health inequalities in the National Health Service. This research is complemented through his role in widening participation which develop practical solutions to inequalities around admissions policies. 

Dr Lambert has contributed to several historical inquiries into abuses perpetrated by the welfare state. He was commissioned to prepare a report on child migration policies and practices by the Fairbridge Society as part of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry and served as an expert witness for the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into The Right to Family Life: Adoption of Children of Unmarried Women, 1949-1976.