David Barrie

Associate Professor, BA Stir., PhD Strath.

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.09, Arts Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 106 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20072018
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Personal profile

Biography

I am Associate Professor of History, specialising in the history of crime, policing, punishment and marriage in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain. I established, and edit, the book series Palgrave Histories of Policing, Punishment and Justice. My key teaching interests include criminal justice history, British history, and the history of leisure and sport. As chief investigator (project leader), I have attracted $430,000 in competitive research income, including grants from the Australian Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the Carnegie Trust (UK). My co-authored (with Susan Broomhall) two-volume monograph, Police Courts in Nineteenth-Century Scotland (Ashgate) won the 2017 Frank Watson prize for best book in Scottish history. My first monograph, Police in the Age of Improvement: Police Development and the Civic Tradition in Scotland, 1775-1865 (Willan Publishing, 2008/Routledge, 2012) was awarded ‘best first book’ in Scottish history by the Frank Watson Book Prize Committee.

Roles and responsibilities

Associate Professor/Researcher with expertise in nineteenth-century urban history, Scottish history and criminal justice history.

Future research

Media representations of police and judicial practices; marriage affinity.

Funding overview

As chief investigator, I have attracted $430,000 in competitive research income, including grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the Carnegie Trust (UK), and the Australian Research Council. Externally-funded grants awarded include:

• 2013 to 2015: $155,000 from the Australian Research Council for project entitled ‘Prosecution, Punishment and the Printed Word in Enlightenment Scotland, c.1747-1815’ (with partner investigator Professor Robert B. Shoemaker). Reference: DP130104804.
• 2006 to 2007: £62,724 (or at the time of the award, 2.45 currency ratio, of $153,673) from the Economic and Social Research Council in the UK for a project entitled ‘The Origins and Development of Police in Scotland and its Impact upon Urban Governance, 1799-1859’ (Reference: RES-000-22-1758).
• 1997 to 2000: Postgraduate Studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council, UK (R00429734381). Approximately $25,000 per year.

Competitive university awards include:
• 2013: $17,400 from The University of Western Australia (Teaching Relief Award).
• 2010: $30,000 from The University of Western Australia (Research Development Award).

Previous positions

Editor
Palgrave Histories of Policing
Punishment and Justice

Current projects

The Scottish High Court in the eighteenth and early nineteenth-centuries; media representations of policing; marriage with a deceased wife’s sister.

Industrial relevance

Police governance and accountability

Teaching overview

Undergraduate Units:
• HIST1002: 'The Making of the Modern World, 1789-2000'
• HIST2011 ‘From “Glorious Revolution” to Industrial Revolution: Making Britain 1688–1888’
• HIST3007 ‘Crime and Punishment in Britain 1600–1900’

Honours:
• HIST: Nationalism and History
• HIST: The History of Sport and Celebrity

Awarded Doctoral Theses Supervised:
• Ben Sacks, “'Purely of their own manufacture': The adoption and appropriation of cricket in Samoa, c. 1879-1939 (2017) (with Jeremy Martens, principal supervisor)
• Anita Fairney, ‘Jacobite Scotswomen’s Roles, Identities and Agency in Scottish Politics, 1688-1788’ (2016)
• Chris Owen, ‘“Weather Hot, Flies…” Police in the Kimberley District, 1883-1905’ (2014) (with Charlie Fox and Andrea Gaynor)
• Margaret Dorey, ‘“Poison in the pot”: English concerns about food purity and regulation c. 1500-1800’ (2011) (with Stephanie Tarbin and Phillipa Maddern)

Current PhD Supervision:
• Kelly-Ann Couzens, ‘Medicine on Trial: A Critical Analysis of Medical Testimony and Medical Expertise in the Scottish High Court of Justiciary, c.1820s-c.1890s’ (with Catherine Kelly).
• Paul Nuckley, ‘Representations of the Devil in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century England and Scotland’.

Research

My research interests include: eighteenth- and nineteenth-century criminal justice history, marriage affinity, British history and Scottish history; leisure and recreation; urban history; and the history of masculinity.

Keywords

  • Crime, police and punishment (eighteenth to nineteenth centuries)
  • Scottish history (nineteenth century)
  • Urban history (nineteenth century)
  • Working class leisure (eighteenth to nineteenth centuries)

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nineteenth century Social Sciences
police Social Sciences
accused Social Sciences
Police Arts & Humanities
guilt Social Sciences
resources Social Sciences
shame Social Sciences
middle class Social Sciences

Projects 2010 2015

Research Output 2007 2018

Wives
Sister
Sanctity
Marriage
Religion

Patrick Colquhoun

Barrie, D., 2017, 3 p. Bristol : Policy Press.

Research output: Other contribution

Policing in 18th and 19th century Scotland

Barrie, D. G., 21 Jun 2017, A Companion to The History of Crime and Criminal Justice. Bristol: Policy Press, p. 185-187 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Scottish criminal courts, the (c.1747-1850)

Barrie, D. & McEwan, J., 21 Jun 2017, A Companion to The History of Crime and Criminal Justice. Turner, J., Taylor, P., Corteen, K. & Morley, S. (eds.). Bristol: Policy Press, p. 223-228 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Policing Before the Police in the Eighteenth Century: British Perspectives in a European Context

Barrie, D., 2016, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice . Knepper, P. & Johansen, A. (eds.). UK: Oxford University Press, p. 435-455 (The Oxford Handbooks in Criminology and criminal Justice).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Prizes

Scottish History
Canada
Ontario
Scottish History
Canada
Ontario