Information Studies


Geoffrey Yeo

Geoffrey Yeo

I am an honorary researcher in archives and records management at University College London (UCL).

I taught archives and records management at UCL from 1995 to 1997 and from 2000 to 2014. Between 2002 and 2005 I 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).

I 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. I have 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 I was Visiting Professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia.

I am a member of the editorial boards of Archivaria (Canada); Archives and Records (formerly the Journal of the Society of Archivists; United Kingdom); and Arhivski Vjesnik / Bulletin d'Archives (Croatia). I am also editor of the series of professional texts Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives, and an affiliate of the Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives.

I have published widely on archives and records management topics, including records' contextualisation, appraisal, description, and use; conceptual understandings of records, archives, information, and evidence; the performativity of records and their role in social actions; perceptions of the origins and scope of record-making and record-keeping; and the challenges and opportunities for making, keeping, and using records and archives in digital environments. I am a frequent speaker on these and related subjects at international academic and professional conferences. My published work won the Society of American Archivists Fellows' Ernst Posner Award in 2009 and the Hugh A. Taylor Prize in 2013.

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[Geoffrey Yeo's research interests]


Contact details:

Email: g.yeo@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7679 7204
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Fax: 020 7383 0557
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Geoffrey Yeo
Department of Information Studies
Foster Court
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom