Information Studies


Elizabeth Shepherd

Elizabeth Shepherd

Elizabeth Shepherd

Dr Elizabeth Shepherd qualified as an archivist and worked in archives and records management in local government before becoming a records management specialist at TFPL Ltd. In 1992 she was appointed in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), to update and revise the MA in Archives and Records Management of which she was programme director until 2002. In 2003 she was appointed a senior lecturer, in 2007 Reader, and Professor of Archives and Records Management in 2011. She teaches concepts and contexts and the recordkeeping professional and co-ordinates the research skills module for doctoral students in DIS. Her research interests are in the development of the UK archive profession, which is the subject of her PhD and monograph, and links between records management and information policy compliance, including an AHRC-funded project (see details on the ICARUS webpages). She serves on the editorial boards of Archival Science, Journal of the Society of Archivists (now, Archives & Records) and the Records Management Journal, was a member of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Council on National Records and Archives from 2000-2006, the AHRC Peer Review College, RAE2008 Panel 37 and REF2014 Panel 36. She has published numerous articles and (with Geoffrey Yeo) the best selling book Managing Records: a handbook of principles and practice (Facet Publishing, 2003) and is author of the monograph, Archives and archivists in 20th century England (Ashgate, 2009). Ashgate Publishing webpages

Office hours:
Tuesdays, 13.30 to 14.30, Term time only, Foster Court G43, otherwise please contact her by email for an appointment.

Email: e.shepherd [at] ucl.ac.uk
UCL extension: 32945
Direct Line: 020 7679 2945 (non-UK: +44 20 7679 2945)
Fax: 020 7383 0557 (non-UK: +44 20 7383 0557)

Address correspondence to:

Professor Elizabeth Shepherd
Department of Information Studies
Foster Court
Ground Floor, Room G43
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT