My name is Charlotte Clements and I completed my ESRC funded PhD student in SSPSSR at the University of Kent in 2016. I have a BA (Hons) in History from the University of York and an MRes in Modern History from King’s College London.
My PhD research looked at local youth clubs in South London and Liverpool between 1958 and approximately 1985. I am interested in the roles that small local organisations and related umbrella bodies played in their communities and localities as part of the mixed economy of welfare.
More recently I have focussed on the preservation and use of the archives of voluntary organisations as Research Assistant on the British Academy Research Project ‘Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare in Britain.’
I am a thorough and skilled researcher with particular expertise in document and archival research and in conducting elite and non-elite interviews. I am good at research design, understanding methodological approaches, and tailoring research communication to a variety of audiences.
I have an excellent understanding of the issues surrounding archives and records management in the voluntary sector and have worked with several voluntary organisations to offer guidance on archiving.
You can follow me on twitter or look me up on Academia.edu or LinkedIn. I am available for freelance research work and to consult on archives and records management for the voluntary sector. If you are interested in getting a no-obligation quote for freelance research or consultancy work, please use the form below to contact me.