Sharon graduated with an MA (Hons) History of Art from the University of St Andrews in 1999.
She worked at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland initially as Cataloguer then Project Supervisor. Following a relocation to her home town of Dundee, she went back to her Alma Mater as Collections Support Officer before taking a career break to raise her family.
Sharon volunteered for University of Dundee Archive Services for a brief spell before embarking on a Skills for the Future traineeship based here in the Archive. Sharon developed skills in Outreach, Community Engagement and Digitisation, gaining an understanding of current theory and best practice and gained valuable work experience
Since completing the traineeship, Sharon has been employed as Assistant Archivist and is involved with all aspects of archival work, including cataloguing and outreach. She helps promote the collections via exhibitions, social media and devising activities for school groups.
Sharon is currently enrolled on the postgraduate MLitt Archives and Record Management pathway with CAIS.