Contact the Research team

Do you want to find out more about The National Archives’ research and academic collaboration? Are you looking to collaborate with us on an academic project, a funding bid or an event?

The best way to start is to contact the Research team and we will point you in the right direction.

Please note that we cannot assist with enquiries from the public about how to do research using The National Archives’ collections. For advice on this, go to Help with your research.

Who we are and what we do

The Research team leads and coordinates all of the research we do at The National Archives.

Our work reflects the range of activities that The National Archives carries out as an Independent Research Organisation.

For example, we:

  • support The National Archives’ research grant applications by managing an internal grants approval process and working with applicants on their bids. We also provide support to current projects
  • create and implement strategies for The National Archives’ research
  • run academic events and training
  • design and manage academic programmes such as collaborative PhDs
  • coordinate The National Archives’ communications with research communities, through Twitter, our research newsletter and more
  • develop The National Archives’ relationships with research and academic communities and establish key partnerships

In addition, many of us in the Research team carry out research in our own right.

The members of our team are:

  • Dr Anna Sexton, Head of Research
  • Dr Matt Greenhall, Head of Academic Engagement
  • Harriet Barker, Academic Engagement Manager
  • Jack Caswell, Grants and Funding Manager
  • Nicola Frost, Academic Communications and Impact Officer
  • Dr Eirini Goudarouli, Digital and Technology Research Lead
  • Dr Emma Jay, Academic Programmes Manager
  • Dr Laura Tompkins, Academic Engagement Manager

How to contact us

Please email the Research team if you would like to discuss a potential research project or collaboration, or if you have any questions about our research.

If you do not already have a named contact at The National Archives, we will either respond to you direct or refer you to one of our colleagues.

Alternatively, you may prefer to browse our staff research profiles to find out which colleagues have expertise in particular areas.

Find out how to propose a research idea.