Dr Grace Bateman (PhD Otago, History). Information about my thesis research is here: http://otago.ourarchive.ac.nz/handle/10523/4752
Based in Dunedin.
I am available for research into a diverse variety of aspects of society and culture. Basically, you name it, I can do it. As a Xennial, I combine the best of Generation X and Millennial thinking and experience.
I have a wide range of experience in researching and writing many different topics using different methodologies, both as project lead, and as a research assistant.
Two examples of this diversity are my recent work as Assistant Research Fellow in Biochemistry, University of Otago, where I developed a database of literature assisting research into molecular biomarkers for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS), and my current project, investigating the history of ice skating in New Zealand.
I have interdisciplinary expertise from many research projects, and from completing 4 degrees with 4 different majors (History, Geography, Psychology, Museums and Cultural Heritage).
While skilled in many methods of historical (and scientific) research, I am particularly passionate about using oral history. I am a highly experienced oral historian, having completed over 60 full-length oral history interviews over the past 16 years. I am a member of NOHANZ as well as PHANZA.
I’m also very good at using statistics in historical research, which appears to be a rare skill.
I have also:
-built several websites,
-digitised historical audio-visual material,
-produced many videos,
-proof-read many books/theses/articles,
-published book chapters and articles,
-spoken at many conferences and public events,
and lots more.
Particular areas/topics of expertise include researching histories of:
Social and Cultural history of 20th Century New Zealand,
Death, grieving and suicide
- Compiling bibliographies
- Curatorial advice
- Exhibition preparation
- Oral history
- Photographic research
- Publication production
- Records management
- Health and medical
- Material culture
- Medical and health
- Performing arts
- Urban and suburban