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Sarah Graham is a Records Management Specialist, currently working within the National Health Service. She has a Master of Science Degree in Records Management, gained with commendation; she is a fellow of the Information and Records Management Society (FIRMS) and an Accredited Member of the Information and Records Management Society (AMIRMS). Sarah also works as a volunteer for the IRMS Public Sector group, providing support and specialist advice on a monthly basis during IRMS webinars.
Sarah has worked in the records management field for 16 years and has experience in both the private and public sector. She has spent 5 years at a Local Authority as Records Manager and 8 years within the NHS as a Corporate Records Manager.
Sarah brings extensive experience in all aspects records management, from their creation to their use, retention and disposal. Over the years she has developed corporate strategies, corporate policies, corporate retention schedules and guidance on all manner of topics with regards to records and information management. Many of her roles have involved training of staff in records management practices and principles and she brings this training and learning experience to her role as a Tutor for University of Dundee.
Sarah has recently been involved with the management of records in connection with several high profile national inquiries, in particular the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and the Infected Blood Inquiry. Her current organisation is now in preparation for the recently announced Covid19 Inquiry. Good records management and access to records have been vital in order to respond to these inquiries.
In 2018, Sarah was awarded Professional of the Year by the Information and Records Management Society – an award presented by her peers in the records management profession and one she is very proud of.