Ashleigh Hawkins

Postgraduate Research Student



Ashleigh Hawkins has an MA in Chinese Studies from the University of Edinburgh and an MA (distinction) in Archives and Records Management from the University of Liverpool. Ashleigh was awarded the Eleanor and Reginald Allan Scholarship for 2015/16 and before undertaking her PhD was employed as archivist at Canterbury Cathedral. Alongside her research Ashleigh is the training and events officer for the Archives and Records Association South East Committee.

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"Accounts with Interest: Opening Up the Archives of Barclays Bank."

Using historic customer records Ashleigh’s research seeks to examine the ways in which digital humanities could increase access to and engagement with historic archive collections, and investigate the challenges and opportunities this increased and varied use of historic materials presents those responsible for their care.

Research Group Membership

Ashleigh is a member of the Archives and Records Association, International Council on Archives and Oral History Society.

Research Funding

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)