Niamh Moore is a researcher in the ESRC-funded Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (http://www.cresc.ac.uk) at the University of Manchester. Her interests lie in qualitative methodologies as a tool for examining social change, with an emphasis on oral history, ethnography, narrative research, and debates around reuse and archiving in the social sciences. She is currently writing a book on feminist theory, which is based on oral histories of women environmental activists, as well as co-authoring the book Reusing Qualitative Data, with Mike Savage. Additional research centres on ‘reusing’ data from the Mass Observation Archive at Sussex to examine people’s everyday environmental practices. She organised the workshop on ‘(Re)using Qualitative Data’ at the University of Manchester in 2005, on which this themed section is based.
University of Manchester