John Eversley

Faculty, London Center

John Eversley has also worked at senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow in UK universities for more than twenty years John is based in Northern Ireland most of the time where he works on public policy and management development, education and training. He is also Managing Director of a not-for-profit company, ppre CIC.

He will be at Arcadia in London, in the summer of 2018 to teach Health, Medicine and Society which looks at the NHS in historical and contemporary contexts. His past work has included working for the voluntary sector, trade unions, local government and the NHS and in Higher Education. His history teaching and research have covered the evolution of public services including public health and social care, general (medical) practice and psychiatry.

John has been involved in a number of activities relating to the history of health and health care.

  • Using history to teach Masters students about the development of health and public and social policy
  • Annual London Summer school for American universities (Health history and health policy)
  • Hansard Society (Policy-making in health)
  • Walks and history seminars on the social history of the East End, for example for the NHS
  • As a contract researcher e.g. writing a history of the GP representative bodies for the British Medical Association


History specific ones, listed below. Other publications listed at ppre resources

Eversley, J. (2014) Is there an Emancipatory Psychiatry? In Moodley, R. and Ocampo, M. Critical Psychiatry and Psychology -Exploring the work of Suman Fernando in Clinical Practice. London: Routledge.

Eversley, J (2012) Continuity in a Changing World – 100 years of GP representative bodies London, BMA

Ullah, AA and Eversley J (2010) Bengalis in London’s East End. Swadhinata Trust.

Eversley, J (2008) Shabby Treatment [on the history of the treatment of Refugee Health Professionals] Jewish Socialist, Spring 2008. pp 18-19.

Eversley, J. (2007): Interview with Swadhinata Trust on Bangladeshi community in Tower Hamlets in the 1970s available at

Eversley, J. (2007) White Slavery – the continuing story [On the issues involving Jewish women at the beginning of the twentieth century] Jewish Socialist, Winter 2007. pp 18-19.

Winkelmann-Gleed, A & Eversley, J Salt and Stairs: A history of Refugee Doctors in the UK and the story of Dr Hannah Hedwig Striesow in Refugee Doctors: Support, development and integration in the NHS Eds: Jackson, N. and Carter, Y.) Radcliffe Medical Press, 2004.

Eversley, J: The History of NHS Charges. Contemporary British History Volume 15 Summer 2001, Number 2.

Eversley, J and Webster, C: Light on the Charge Brigade. Health Service Journal. 17 July 1997.

Eversley J: The 1990 GP Contract in context in Ellis, N and Chisholm, J (Eds) Making Sense of the Red Book (3rd Edn). Radcliffe Medical Press, 1997.