Amanda's doctoral research explores children’s experiences of the care ‘system’ in Scotland since 1945, a project made possible by the testimony heard before the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. The project seeks to address methodological and conceptual questions about how historians can uncover children’s experiences and perspectives in a historical record written by, and for, adults in the past.
Her research interests include the history of emotions and experience, child welfare, trauma and memory, and oral history. She is co-convener of the . I am also a member of the Global Steering Group for Care Experienced History Month, which is co-ordinated by Who Cares? Scotland. My research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
First published: 16 February 2021