Dr Alison Chand
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I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Scottish History and English from the University of St Andrews in 2004, with a focus on depictions of landscape in Scottish literature, going on to spend time travelling and then working in a variety of organisations, including the Scottish Youth Hostels Association and The Ramblers, working on Scottish land access legislation. I returned to academia in 2009, completing an oral history-based PhD in 2012 from the University of Strathclyde. In 2012, I was awarded the Neil Rafeek oral history prize. Since then, I have taught on a range of history courses at Strathclyde, specialising in teaching oral history and modern British history.
My own research currently focuses on men who worked in reserved occupations in Britain during the Second World War. I have taught with the University of the Highlands and Islands since September 2017 and continue to teach at the University of Strathclyde and to work as a freelance oral historian.