Graham Smith

Email: Graham Smith


Address:  Oral History Unit and Collective, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU.

Telephone: (0191) 208 4692 


Role within the OHS:

Member of the HE Group; Member of the Oral History Society / British Library training team


Current professional role:

Professor of Oral History at Newcastle University. Helping organise the Oral History Collective at Newcastle. Currently teaches oral history to undergraduates. Has taught oral history at postgraduates. Currently supervising three PhD students who are using oral history.


Current projects:

Memories of Fiction: An Oral History; AHRC funded, Co-Investigator, with Shelley Trower (Principle Investigator, Roehampton) and Amy Murphy (Research Associate)


Previous projects include:

2006/7 The Social-Historical Transmission of Food Values amongst Ukrainians in Britain; Leverhulme Trust, University of Sheffield, PI, with Barry Gibson (Sheffield, CI), Paul Ward (Flinders, CI).  Dr Oscar Forero (RA).

2006/7    (No) Family (No) Food: An Oral History of Homelessness, Leverhulme Trust, University of Sheffield, PI, with Paula Nicolson (RHUL, CI),  Becky Brown (RA).

2006/7 Families Remembering Food: Reusing The Edwardians Oral History Collection, Leverhulme Trust, University of Sheffield, PI, with Peter Jackson (Sheffield, CI), Sarah Olive (RA).

2001 Health care inequalities and the Response from General Practice, Greater Glasgow Primary Care Trust, University of Glasgow, RA, with Graham Watt (Glasgow, PI).

1998/01 An Oral History of General Practice, Wellcome Trust, Wellcome Fellow, University of Glasgow with  Malcolm Nicolson (Glasgow, PI).

1996/8 Changing identities: Eastern Europeans in Bradford since 1945, The Leverhulme Trust, RA, Migration and Ethnicity Research Centre (MERC), Department of History, University of Sheffield, with Colin Holmes (PI); Peter Jackson (CI) and Richard Jenkins (CI).