Jade Shepherd is a historian of Victorian asylums, crime, masculinity and psychiatry. She's currently working on her monograph, Broadmoor's Men: Masculinity, Class and the Victorian Criminal Lunatic Asylum, 1864-1900, and has published on Victorian paternal child-murder, jealous murderers, and the treatment of men in Victorian Broadmoor. She's currently finishing a piece on feigning insanity, and is working on numerous projects: family life and the Victorian criminal lunatic asylum, wrongful confinement, and the treatment of convicts in Broadmoor.
Jade completed her PhD in 2013. Her thesis, ‘Victorian Madmen: Broadmoor, Masculinity and the Experiences of the Criminally Insane, 1863-1900’, examined the cases of men committed into Victorian Broadmoor.
Jade is currently a Lecturer in Modern History (1800 - Present) at the University of Lincoln.
She blogs about her research here: https://voicesfrombroadmoor.wordpress.com