Role within OHS: Regional networker (Yorkshire)
Current Professional Role:
BBC radio programme maker via my independent production company Pennine Productions – www.pennineproductions.co.uk
Joint course leader for BA Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University
Freelance oral historian
Institution: Sheffield Hallam University
Current Projects: A BBC Radio 4 programme about clearing out the family home; another on the social history of the sigh…
I co-ran a number of projects, in both London and the north of England, with the oral history training company Vox Pops – https://voxpopsoralhistory.com. These included projects involving young people at both The Citadel theatre in St Helen’s, Lancashire, and at the Royal Festival Hall in London; volunteers at Manchester YMCA; Huddersfield Giants and Swinton Rugby League Club; a group of retired volunteers recording the history of disappearing communities on the Jet Coast at Whitby. I also ran a project on the Two-Minute Silence at the University of Huddersfield (later forming the basis of a radio programme), and set up another project, on Asian Voices. In 2000, I was a producer on The Century Speaks, the major oral history collaboration between the BBC and the British Library.
As a radio broadcaster and producer, I have interviewed people from all walks of life, in all kinds of situations, all kinds of locations. I have also written a number of books of personal testimony, about bereavement, women’s relationships with Roman Catholic priests, and the cutlery craftsmen and women of Sheffield.
Email/phone: firstname.lastname@example.org; 07901-917920