MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA
Emeritus Fellow; formerly Fellow and Tutor in Modern History

Academic Background

Dr Heal studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she obtained a BA and PhD in History then took up a Junior Research Fellowship. She was a Lecturer in History at the University of Sussex and has held Visiting Fellowships in the USA at Yale and Stanford Universities. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She was elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy in 2015.

Research Interests

British Reformations; the English Gentry, 1500-1700; Gift-exchange in Early Modern Culture.


See Dr Felicity Heal’s website at The British Academy.

Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:
History and Economics
History and English
History and Modern Languages
History and Politics

See also Faculty of History website.