Juliana Vandegrift

Address: Based in Suffolk

Email: juliana.vandegrift@btinternet.com

Roles within the OHS:
  • Regional Network Coordinator for the Oral History Society
  • Regional Networker for East of England (Suffolk)
  • Trustee of the Oral History Society
Current professional role:

Project Manager, oral history interviewer & freelance trainer



Current projects:

My latest project was as Project Manager for a heritage project called ‘Resorting to the Coast’ with Essex County Council (funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund).  The project is delivering a set of oral history recordings with trained volunteers, a travelling exhibition of heritage material, annual conferences, a celebration day, two new heritage walking trails, a new research online compendium and a schools programme with an activity plan for local schools across Tendring in Essex.  

Previous projects:

My roles have been to interview and/or project manage the following oral history projects:


Since I completed my MA in Life History Research at Sussex University in 2008 I’ve been fortunate enough to work on a wide variety of oral history projects with museums, schools, charities and individual companies.  

My roles are usually as project manager, interviewer or trainer for groups of volunteers in oral history interviewing techniques. I have practical experience of the competencies required for working on National Lottery Heritage Fund projects. I’m also very keen on keeping my knowledge of oral history up to date and sharing best practice for interview techniques and ethical guidelines. I enjoy seeing our interviews used with the new digital platforms emerging today.

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Professional qualifications:

MA Life History Research with Oral History (University of Sussex)

Project Management: Prince 2 Foundation