Yoko Onodera

Yoko’s research interests lie in governance and power relations in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain. Her thesis seeks to examine how central-local government relations were revitalized through police reforms from the 1830s to the 1850s.


Supervisor: Julian Hoppit (first supervisor); Margot Finn (second supervisor)
Working title: ‘Policing and the Growth of Government in Britain, 1820-1868’
Expected completion date: 2022


  • ‘The Transformation of Policing in London during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars’, Journal of the Historical Society of Japan, vol. CXXVIII (October, 2019), pp. 1-26.

Conference papers and presentations

  • ‘Establishing a Low-Cost but Effective Force: The Development of Police Forces in Early Nineteenth-Century England’, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, 10th January 2020: Paper presented at 49th Annual Conference British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
  • ‘“Police” and Poor Relief in Eighteenth-Century London’, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, 10th October 2015: Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Early Modern British History.
  • ‘The Policing System in Late-Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century London: With Special Emphasis on Volunteers in Policing’, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 9th November 2014: Paper presented at the Occidental History Section of the 112nd Annual Conference of the Historical Society of Japan.
  • ‘Light Horse Volunteers of London and Westminster during the French Revolutionary Wars’, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, 1st June 2014: Poster presented at the 64th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Western History.

Scholarships and prizes

Awarded a Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies Abroad by Japan Student Services Organization (2018-2021).