Dr Andy Clark
- Research Associate Oral History Unit
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 0191 208 4602
- Andy Clark joined the Oral History Unit in November 2017. His research interests include responses to factory closure, labour history, and the impacts of deindustrialisation.
Andy Clark joined the Oral History Unit in November 2017 from the University of Stirling, where he contributed to ground-breaking researching into community experiences of serious organised crime.
Andy's primary area of expertise is on reflections of working lives, particularly narratives of factory closures and jobloss through the process of deindustrialisation. He has published extensively on the response of Scottish women to factory closure, particularly the wave of occupations that took place in 1981 and 1981, placed within a growing international literature (see Clark, 2017).
Andy conducted his PhD with the Scottsh Oral History Centre and continues to be a research affiliate there.
Andy’s research interests include responses to factory closure, labour history, and the impacts of deindustrialisation. In March 2018 he was awarded the British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Award to enable him to develop a UK-wide network of academics and community based historians working in the areas of deindustrialisation, heritage and memory.
Andy is also interested in working outside of the academy. He has experience in working with school students on community oral history projects; he also regularly produces and presents content for BBC Radio Scotland Music, particularly the flagship Pipeline programme.