Geoffrey Yeo

Geoffrey Yeo


Geoffrey Yeo taught archives and records management at UCL from 1995 to 1997, and rejoined UCL in July 2000. He previously worked as an archivist for the Corporation of the City of London, for St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and for the Royal College of Physicians. He has also worked as a freelance archivist and records manager, and as a consultant to the International Records Management Trust, participating in records management and educational projects in The Gambia, Ghana, Botswana and Uganda, and contributing educational materials for use in developing countries throughout the Commonwealth.

From 2002 to 2005 he was Programme Director for the MA/Diploma/Certificate in Archives and Records Management, and the MA/Diploma/Certificate in Records and Archives Management (International), at UCL's School of Library, Archive and Information Studies (now the Department of Information Studies). In 2010 he was Visiting Professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He now teaches at UCL on a part-time basis.

He is a member of the management board of ICARUS, the International Centre for Archives and Records Management Research. He has also acted as co-ordinator of UCL's contribution to e-TERM, a European project to design a vocational training course in electronic records management, and as a senior research fellow on the LEADERS project which developed a demonstrator system and toolkit to link Encoded Archival Description (EAD) with encoded transcripts and images of archival documents. His current research interests include perceptions of the nature of records and recordkeeping; records classification, arrangement and description; and relationships between records and the actions of individuals and organisations. He has published widely on conceptual understandings of records and is a frequent speaker on this and related topics at international academic and professional conferences.

He serves on the editorial board of Archives and Records (formerly the Journal of the Society of Archivists), is the editor of the series of professional texts Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives, and co-author (with Elizabeth Shepherd) of Managing Records: a handbook of principles and practice (Facet, London, 2003). His published work won the Society of American Archivists Fellows’ Ernst Posner Award in 2009 and the Hugh A. Taylor Prize in 2012/13.

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Geoffrey Yeo
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This page was last updated on 19 July 2013.