Jamie Farrington

Jamie Farrington, Research Associate (IAA), Teaching Assistant in the School of Environment, Education and Development and the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


Personal profile


Jamie is a Research Associate (IAA) in the Planning Property and Environmental Management. He is attached to the Imagining Sustainable Future project through which he is seconded to UNESCO Manchester City of Literature. In this role he assists Dr. Joanne Tippett in the development of RoundView games and embedding them across libraries and schools across Manchester and the wider Greater Manchester area.

Alongside his RA role Jamie is a Teaching Assistant in Environmental Management, and is Course Convenor for the Doing Archaeology 1 module in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures for Semester 2 of the 2023-24 term.


Jamie's PhD thesis focused on the medical and environmental history of Quarry Bank Mill, and examined the impact of mill work on three distinct groups: the mill owners the Gregs, the workers and the apprentice children. He explores the impact of the environment, living and working conditions, diet and nutrition on the health of these groups, looking into the injuries and infections which they suffered.


Areas of expertise

  • DAW Central Europe
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Medical History
  • CC Archaeology