Meet the team

Meet the team

The Archive Centre team is made up of five people who are here to help you get the most from our archives and special collections.

Carole McCallum (University Archivist)

Carole manages the Archive Centre representing the service in relevant committees and groups. She is responsible for the service’s policies, strategic development and corporate identity. She also develops public, community and cultural engagement activity for the Centre. Carole seeks external support for the service through funding applications.

Heather Panayiotaki (Assistant Archivist)

Heather started this new role in July 2018 and as well as working with Carole in the management of the service, she has a particular focus on the preservation of digital records and digitisation standards. She is working on consolidating processes within the service as we work towards archive accreditation standards. Heather is also keen to build relationships not only with our academic departments but also the wider community, encouraging greater participation and use of our excellent resources.

Simon Docherty (Archive Assistant)

Simon is based in the Archive Centre where he not only retrieves and returns requested items but also helps locate relevant resources for researchers in our uncatalogued collections. He maintains control of our collections by recording details of new donations and keeping our location plan current, along with other relevant background duties. He has an active role in the Centre’s environmental and pest monitoring. Simon’s other core duties include digitisation and disaster planning.

David Ward (Archive Assistant)

As well as working on general background duties, David fronts the reading room Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm making sure the physical space works for each day’s activities. He ensures our researchers and visitors are not only made welcome but are also aware of best practice in relation to the use of archives and special collections. David’s other core duties include blog writing, maintaining our social media presence, exhibition content and workshop support.

Kirsty Menzies (SECS Project Archivist)

Kirsty has recently completed a one year Wellcome Trust Research Resource funded project (November 2018). This project resulted in the cataloguing and preservation of records from one strand of our University’s history. She is now working with Dr Gillian Murray from our Yunus Centre on a Scottish Government funded project based around our existing Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. As well as cataloguing the various individual collections, she will be building relationships within the sector with a view to sourcing further donations. Kirsty will also be participating in training sessions and working on exhibition content.