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I am a member of the Archives and Records Association, coordinate DIS's membership of the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Archives and Records Council Wales (ARCW). I am a memeber of the latter's  Digital Preservation Group Sub-Group which is developing an all Wales digital preservation solution. Peer review is undertaken for a number of journals including Archival Science, Computer Standards and Interfaces, International Journal of Digital Curation, Library Review and the Records Management Journal.



I joined the Department in 2010, where my research and teaching focuses on digital implementations in archives and libraries. Previously I worked for the University of Edinburgh's Information Services Group where I worked in several IT implementation teams before joining the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) to advise on research data lifecycle management and technical standards. With degrees in geography and cartography I have an ongoing interest in spatial data and have worked in GIS positions for the British Antarctic Survey and various local authorities and utilities companies. I also spent several years working as a self-employed stage designer. In my spare time I sing with my local acapella choir and enjoy fibre craft and artwork.


Research interests

Digital curation, particularly the conceptual space occupied by digital heritage and its intersections with museums, archives, libraries and galleries. Context and discovery for the digital and documentary heritage.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • Z665 Library Science. Information Science
  • digital preservation
  • digital curation
  • metadata


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