Information Studies


Geoffrey Yeo

Geoffrey Yeo

Geoffrey Yeo is an honorary researcher at UCL.

He taught archives and records management at UCL from 1995 to 1997, and rejoined UCL in July 2000. 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).

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. In 2010 he was Visiting Professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

His research interests include perceptions of the nature of records and of the origins, aims and scope of record-making and record-keeping; records' contextualisation and description; and relationships between records and the actions of individuals and organisations. He has published widely on description and on conceptual understandings of records and is a frequent speaker on these 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 2013.

Geoffrey Yeo's publications

Contact details:

Email: g.yeo@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7679 7204
(if calling from outside the UK: +44 20 7679 7204)
Fax: 020 7383 0557
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Address correspondence to:

Geoffrey Yeo
Department of Information Studies
Foster Court
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

This page was last updated on 12 September 2015.