Alison Chand

Telephone: 07734322119


Role within OHS:

·         Regional networker for Scotland

Current Professional Role:

·         Freelance oral historian, proofreader and copy-editor

·         Research Associate at the Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde

·         Lecturer in History at the University of the Highlands and Islands

·         Oral history trainer for the British Library/Oral History Society


Freelance/University of Strathclyde (Scottish Oral History Centre)/University of the Highlands and Islands

Current Projects:

·         Ongoing interviewing and research for ‘Rainbows in the Windows: An Oral History of Young Families in Britain in the COVID-19 Pandemic’

·         Training at Scottish Oral History Centre (University of Strathclyde) and for British Library/Oral History Society

·         Lecturing for University of the Highlands and Islands

·         Interviewing for NHS at 70

·         Interviewing for History of Parliament Oral History Project

Previous Projects:

Sept 2019–Feb 2020  University of Roehampton

                                    Summarising and administration for Living Libraries project

Sept–Nov 2018           Key2Learn Centre (Royal Mail)

                                    Delivery of oral history training programme to employees

Feb–Sept 2018           Glasgow School of Art

                                    Transcription of pilot interviews on history of School of Art

Oct–Dec 2016             University of Edinburgh

                                    Transcription for Pageants: The Redress of the Past project

June–Oct 2015           University of Roehampton

                                    Oral History Summariser for Memories of Fiction project

June 2014–Dec 2016 Glasgow Caledonian University

                                    Academic Adviser for Pits, Ponies, People and Stories project

Feb–Apr 2014            University of Stirling

                                    Summarising and administration for Kirkpatrick Fleming Oral History                               Project

June–Oct 2013           Scottish Opera

                                    Oral History Assistant collecting memories of Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Jan–Dec 2011             University of St Andrews

                                    Conducting interviews about dance halls in 20th century Britain as                                      research assistant

2009–2012                  University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Museums

PhD (collecting oral histories and researching the reserved occupations in Clydeside in World War II)