Co-Director, Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies

I’m an archival studies scholar and educator based at the University of Liverpool since 2015. Previously, I was Deputy Director of the International Records Management Trust, leading policy and system design projects for records and archives management across Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. My professional background is in public sector information management in the UK and Australia. I have a PhD from University College London and a Masters in Information Management from Curtin University.

My research is concerned with official records, data and power, particularly in post-colonial contexts. Through the Displacements and Diasporas project, I have worked to foster international dialogue around displaced archives. In my work on open government and open data, I have introduced record-keeping principles and techniques into open government policy and data curation to help address information asymmetry. I am also co-PI on the Refugee Rights in Records project. My recent publications include Displaced Archives, an edited volume published in 2017, and I am series editor of the Routledge Studies in Archives series.

I am Chair of the Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers, Secretary to the International Council on Archives’ (ICA) Africa Programme, an ex-officio member of the ICA’s Programme Commission, and a trustee of the International Records Management Trust.