Sarah Wickham



Sarah Wickham is University Archivist & Records Manager at the University of Huddersfield. She is seconded as Project Director of the Heritage Quay £2million project (2012-2017). Sarah has worked in records management and archives roles in local government, HE and the charitable sectors since 1996. She has been associated with CAIS since 2010, and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Sarah is a Registered Archivist & Records Manager, is on the editorial board of the Records Management Journal and contributes to the work of UK and international professional bodies including as former Registrar of the Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland.

Her professional interests include strategic service management; cataloguing and MPLP; social media; engagement and outreach. Sarah publishes, blogs and tweets on archives, heritage, information management and other topics @msarahwickham

Selected Conference Papers

  • ‘Measuring the benefits of EDRM with the JISC impact calculator’, paper presented to the CIMTECH/National Archives Future of Electronic Information and Records Management in the Public Sector conference, Hatfield (July, 2010)
  • ‘Developing Professionals: the Society of Archivists Records Managers & Archive Conservators Registration Scheme’, and ’Mentoring to encourage the development of reflective practitioners.’ Papers presented to the 41st Round Table of the International Council on Archives (CITRA), Malta (Nov, 2009)
  • ‘Scanning and archiving’, paper presented to the Records Management Society Northern region, Durham (July, 2009)
  • ‘Ensuring a degree of success: managing the student record from within the records management system’, paper presented at JISC-Infonet Building Bridges conference, Gateshead (March, 2009)
  • ‘Information matters’, paper presented at Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA) Electronic Document & Records Management Seminar, Warwick (Jan, 2009)
  • 'Public records and freedom of information', paper presented to the seventh meeting of the Yorkshire & Humber Information Governance Officers in Local Government Group (2007)
  • 'Registration and CPD', paper presented to the fifty-eighth Conference of the Society of Archivists Records Managers and Archive Conservators, Lancaster (Sep, 2006)
  • 'Managing collecting in specialist and local authority repositories', paper presented at the Collecting Policies Training Day, Museums Libraries & Archives Councils North-West and Yorkshire, Manchester, (September, 2005)
  • 'Ever wondered...? - your right to know, your right to privacy, and your responsibilities for managing information right', paper presented to the sixth annual RNCM senior management conference, Buxton (2004)
  • 'Church Plans Online: from project to resource', paper presented to the ninth meeting of the Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections (2003)


  • Wickham, M Sarah (2014) Making the case for cataloguing. In: Archives and Records Association Northern Conference: Making the Case, 25 June 2014, York, UK. (Unpublished)
  • Wickham, M. Sarah (2010) L'accreditation et l'agrement des archivists et des records managers : l'experience du Royaume-Uni et de l'Irlande. Accreditation and registration of archivists and records managers : the Uk and Ireland experience. Gazette des archives, 218. ISSN 0016-5522
  • Wickham, M. Sarah (2010) Working in the continuum : new approaches to appraisal and acquisition. In: 62nd conference of the society of archivists and records managers, September 2010, Manchester. (Unpublished)
  • Wickham, M. Sarah (2010) Benefits realisation: quantifying the business benefits of EDRM with the JISC impact calculator. In: The Future of Electronic Information and Records Management in the Public Sector , 6th-7th July 2010, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. (Unpublished)
  • Wickham, M. Sarah (2010) Reflective practice and mentoring in the development of archivists and records managers. Comma, 2010 (1). pp. 123-139. ISSN 1680-1865
  • Wickham, M. Sarah (2009) Developing professionals: registered membership of the Society of Archivists UK and Ireland. In: 41st International conference of the round table on archives, 17th-21st November 2009, Malta. (Unpublished)
  • Wickham, M. Sarah (2009) Mentoring to encourage the Development of Reflective Professionals. In: 41st International conference of the round table on archives, 17th-21st November 2009, Malta. (Unpublished)
  • Wickham, M. Sarah (2009) Scanning and archiving. In: Records management society northern region conference, July 2009, Durham. (Unpublished)
  • Wickham, M. Sarah (2009) Ensuring a degree of success : managing the student record from within the records management system. In: JISC infonet building bridges conference, 3rd-4th March 2009, Gateshead college. (Unpublished)
  • Wickham, M. Sarah (2009) Information matters. In: Universities and colleges information systems association (UCISA) Electronic document and records management seminar, 20th January 2009, University of Warwick. (Unpublished)
  • Wickham, M. Sarah (2008) Developing a changing records culture. In: CIMTECH/National archives future of electronic information and records management in the public sector conference, July 2008, Hatfield. (Unpublished)