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Craig Fees received his PhD in local history and culture from the Institute of Dialect and Folklife Studies at the University of Leeds in 1988. In 1988 he was asked by a small charity to survey options for a new archive devoted to the field it served, and from 1989-2018 was the archivist for the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre, establishing the collections and programmes. Historian Nick Barratt called these “inspirational” in 2013, and the Oral History Society’s Chair John Gabriel wrote in 2018 that the “oral history collection is one of national and international importance.” He retired from the Archive to become a freelance oral historian and consultant at the end of 2018. He has been course author and tutor in Oral History for CAIS since 2010, is a trustee of the Oral History Society,  and Honorary Research Fellow in the History of Medicine at the University of Birmingham.