Caroline Brown

University Archivist and Assistant Director

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Caroline Brown is University Archivist and Assistant Director in the Library & Learning Centre and Culture & Information. She has responsibility for Archives, Museums and Information Governance.

A history graduate who took her Diploma in Archival Studies at University College Dublin, Caroline has worked at the Business Archives Council in London, the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, Edinburgh University and at the National Archives of Scotland. Caroline also spent several years as Programme Leader for the University’s distance learning programmes in Archives and Records Management and Family History and is still active in areas of research and teaching. She is responsible for a number of publications on recordkeeping issues including two books by Facet Publishing Archives and recordkeeping: theory into practice (2014) and Archival Futures ( 2018).

Caroline has played an active role in several academic and professional organisations. She is currently a Trustee of the Scottish Council on Archives, a Director of the Scottish Archive Network, a member of the Executive Board of the International Council on Archives and Chair of its Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA-SUV).


Award Year
Commendation for Engagement Project of the Year 2020
Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research 2016