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Oral History
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I am an experienced interviewer and use digital recording equipment and editing programmes to deliver high quality sound. I was trained in the use and critical analysis of oral history methods while studying at Sussex University. As part of the course I spent a work placement at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery working along side the oral history curator and researching the history of...

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Talks and Workshops
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I value spending time with others who are passionate about life story research, oral history and digital storytelling and am a regular attendee of workshops, exhibitions and conferences. I run workshops about practical and ethical approaches to doing life story work. You can find out more here: http://noellemccormack.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/life-story-workshop/ And I have given talks at a variety of conferences including the International Oral History Association,...

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Reasons to do life story work
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I’ve yet to find a downside to supporting people to tell their stories. I have found that life story projects have the capacity to; support identity increase self-esteem provide a safe haven in the chaos of life’s challenges offer opportunities for reciprocated conversations through shared experience shift the balance of power improve the continuity and the quality of care provide a place to express...

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What people say…
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Noelle is a talented and experienced Life Story Practitioner who brought her expertise to our project and helped create a great result for the individual we asked her to work with. She also gave invaluable support and advice to his staff team who spoke very highly of the quality of her work. Angela Lane Director at Full Report   It is a great pleasure to...

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Some useful links
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For Life Story Work: http://www.dementiauk.org/information-support/life-story-work/ http://www.lifestorynetwork.org.uk   For Oral History: http://www.ohs.org.uk http://oralhistorynoticeboard.wordpress.com   For Digital Storytelling: http://www.photobus.co.uk/?id=534 http://storycenter.org http://duckrabbit.info/training/     Some recommended reading: The Oral History Reader (Routledge Readers in History) Eds Robert Perks, Alistair Thomson Voice of the Past: Oral History (Opus Books) by Paul Thompson Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community (Routledge) by Joe Lambert Next...

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