Lorraine McEvoy is a PhD student in history at Trinity College Dublin. Her research focuses on the recuperation of children in Europe in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, with a focus on recuperative holidays and temporary hospitality schemes. These initiatives involved sending groups of children abroad for short periods of time in order to restore their mental and physical well-being. Her research draws on case studies from various countries including Ireland, Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany, in addition to schemes from after the First World War. Her broader research interests include children and childhood in the era of the two world wars and the history of humanitarianism.