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MIRRA: Memory – Identity – Rights in Records – Access




This research is being led by a core research team based within the Department of Information Studies at UCL, our partners OLM Systems, and a Participatory Design Group of care-experienced people. We are working also with support from an Advisory Group of professionals working in social care, the information and archives sector or academia.

Research Team: MIRRA+


Professor Elizabeth Shepherd – e.shepherd@ucl.ac.uk (Principal Investigator)

Anna Sexton – a.sexton.11@ucl.ac.uk (Co-investigator)

Pete Williams – peter.williams@ucl.ac.uk (Research Associate)

Elizabeth Lomas –  e.lomas@ucl.ac.uk (policy lead, and member of Advisory Board)


Laura Donohue – laura.donohue@olmsystems.com

Tanya Marchant – tanya.marchant@olmgroup.com>

UCL Research Team: First MIRRA project

On the first phase of MIRRA the following people were also involved:

Victoria Hoyle  – v.hoyle@ucl.ac.uk (Now: victoria.hoyle@york.ac.uk) (Research Associate)

Andrew Flinn – UCL – a.flinn@ucl.ac.uk (Co-investigator and now on Advisory Board)

Advisory Group: MIRRA+

Gavin Moorghen – British Association of Social Workers

Dr Jennifer Haynes – Wellcome

Adrian Steel – Archives and Records Association

Dr Georgina Brewis – Institute of Education (IoE)

Dr Joanne Evans – Monash University

Darren Coyne – The Care Leavers’ Association

Julia Feast – Independent Consultant specialising in the life-long issues of Adoption, Care and Donor Conception

Dr Elizabeth Lomas – Senior Lecturer, DIS, UCL