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Fiona Courage
Associate Director / Curator of the Mass Observation Archive (Library)
T: +44 (0)1273 877911


My doctoral research concentrated on perceptions of value of higher education, using data collected by the Mass Observation Archive as my research material. I am particularly interested in the methodological issues that surround the use and re-use of qualitative in depth data such as life histories and biographical narratives in research. 

Previous research interests have included increasing access to archival collections within the wider community and the role such materials can play in education at all levels. I was awarded a University of Sussex Teaching Fellowship in 2010 to research innovative teaching activities in several UK and US universities using archival and manuscript collections.  I have also presented papers on the Mass Observation Archive at conferences and venues around the UK, US, Europe and South Korea.