Claire Friend

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Officer


I completed my PhD in History at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. My thesis examined the production and circulation of paper objects in the late 18th Century, and was the culmination of threads about information use and organisation that I'd been pursuing throughout my undergraduate and MSc degrees.

This led me to work in records management (organising and caring for the records of several central University departments) and currently research support, where I support a variety of activities relating to Knowledge Exchange, Impact, research ethics, and research communications.


BA (Hons.) English Literature and History, Bath Spa University

MSc Material Cultures and the History of the Book, The University of Edinburgh

PhD History, The University of Edinburgh