Information Studies


Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Dr Elizabeth Jane Shepherd
Department of Information Studies, UCL

Head of Department (2018-)
Professor of Archives and Records Management (2011-)

Reader in archives and records management (2007-2011)
Senior lecturer (2003-07)
Lecturer (1992-2003)
Tutor and Director, MA in Archives and Records Management (1992-2002)


1982 BA (Hons) History 2.1 University of London, Westfield College
1983 Diploma in Archive Studies, University College London
1985 MA (Archive Studies), University College London
1992 Diploma in Management Studies, Polytechnic of Central London
2004 PhD in Archive Studies, University of London ('Towards Professionalism? Archives and Archivists in England in the Twentieth Century')

Professional History

November 1983- May 1984
Archivist and Researcher at Saddlers' Company, City of London

May 1984 - January 1986
Assistant Archivist/Education Officer, Chester City Record Office, Chester City Council

January 1986 - May 1990
Assistant Archivist, Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, Essex County Council
Major achievements included: a major exhibition 'Essex Composers' shown at the Chelmsford Festival (1989), design and implementation of a records management system for Essex County Council (1987-88).

May 1990 - July 1992
Training Department Project Manager, Task Force Pro Libra Ltd

August 1992-August 2003
Lecturer in archives and records management, Department of Information Studies, University College London
September 2003-2007
Senior Lecturer



Professional committees and appointments include:
UK Society of Archivists:
Elected national councillor (April 1989 - February 1993 and April 2000 - April 2003)
Honorary Secretary (April 1995 - April 1998)
Chairman, Education, Training and Development Committee (April 2000 - April 2003)
Representative, NCA/Resource Training and Recruitment Review Management Board (April - August 2003)
FARMER representative, External Qualifications Sub-Committee (October 2004-

National Council on Archives:
Press and publicity officer and board member (1997-2006)

International Council on Archives:
Section for Archival Education Steering Committee (August 2004-)

Appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives (2000-2006) Sub-committee on selection of records of GCHQ for permanent preservation (2003)

British Standards Institution member, BSI/DISC IDT/2/17 subcommittee for records management (1997-)

QAA Benchmarking Group for Library and Information Management member (1999- 2000)

Chairman, Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research (FARMER) (2000-2002)

Arts and Humanities Research Council:
Peer Review College member (2004-)
AHRC Information Science Sector Interaction Study Steering Group (2005-2006)

Research Assessment Exercise 2008, Sub-panel 67 member (2005-)

RAE 2014, Sub-Panel 36 member

REF2021, Sub-Panel 34 assessment member

Research Information Network, Consultative Group for Librarianship and Information Science (2006-)