Louise qualified as an archivist in 2013 (Aberystwyth University), and went on to complete a masters dissertation on the motivations, barriers and best practice surrounding undergraduate use of university archives and special collections. She has worked in charity and local government archives, and is currently Special Collections and University Archivist at the University of Gloucestershire. Louise is interested in promoting student use of archives across the higher education curriculum, and encouraging lifelong learning for all.
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Philip is a qualified teacher who has recently studied at UCL for the ARM Diploma, where he was awarded the Churchill-Jenkinson Prize.
Tessa is an archivist and has worked at the National Records of Scotland for over 15 years in various roles. In her current post as Head of Learning, she is responsible for education in the archives for all ages and stages of learning from school pupils to university students to lifelong learners. She also facilitates access to the archives for higher education collaborations and partnerships.
Laura graduated with an MA in Archives and Records Management from University College Dublin in 2007. Following seven years working as a business archivist, Laura moved to her current role as Archivist (Access and Engagement) at Explore York Libraries and Archives, supporting with the management of the archives of City of York Council. She regularly works with local universities and colleges on placement opportunities and supports with student teaching, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She also undertakes a number of informal learning programmes, including training workshops, for adults in the York area.
Social Media Officer
Jennifer graduated with a Masters in Archive Administration from Aberystwyth University in 2012. For nearly eight years she worked on many projects for the Royal Voluntary Service Heritage Collection including creating resources for GCSE and further education based on Oral History. In the last couple of years Jennifer has worked on the collection’s social media presence. Jennifer currently works at Rugby School as the Archives Relocation Project Manager supporting the development of their collections. Jennifer .
After working at the BBC and then in teaching, Martin spent 7 years working on digital projects in the Learning Unit at the Science Museum, London. He is founder member and Chair of the Digital Learning Network. He has been a freelance digital heritage consultant since 2002, with a particular focus on user testing, evaluation and digital development. After working mainly with museums and other cultural sector organisations, in the last few years he has been working with archive-related clients as well. Martin updates the ALES web pages.
Other Committee Members
Andrew Payne (TNA rep)
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