About Us

Audrey Canning has been the librarian and manager of the Gallacher Memorial Library, now at Glasgow Caledonian University, since 1979.

Robert Duncan was Chairperson of the Scottish Labour History Society from 1989 to 2008.  He has published widely on labour history in Scotland. His most recent publications are The Mineworkers (2005) and Sons of Vulcan:Ironworkers and Steelmen in Scotland (2009).  He was employed by the Workers Educational Association in Scotland, as Lanarkshire tutor-organiser between 1980 and 2000, and latterly as a workplace learning co-ordinator before retiring in 2007. He continues to serve on the editorial collective of Scottish Labour History.

Annmarie Hughes is Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of Gender and Political Identities in Scotland (Edinburgh University Press, 2010) and is currently working on the AHRC-funded project ‘Working Class Marriage in Scotland, 1855-1976′. Dr Hughes joined the editorial collective in 2014.

Gregor Gall (Editor) is Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Bradford School of Management, having also held chairs at Hertfordshire and Stirling Universities. He is the author of The Political Economy of Scotland: Red Scotland? Radical Scotland? (University of Wales Press, 2005), and Tommy Sheridan: from hero to zero? A political biography (Welsh Academic Press, 2011). He is also a columnist for the Morning Star and a contributor to the Guardian‘s CommentIsFree. Gregor joined the editorial collective of Scottish Labour History in 2002, and has been editor since 2008.

Ewan Gibbs is a graduate of the University of Glasgow, where he is currently undertaking his PhD on miners and de-industrialisation in Lanarkshire. Ewan was elected to the society in 2013.

Robert Laurie (Treasurer & Assistant Secretary) is a graduate of Strathclyde University, and was formerly the Curator of Geographical Texts in the British Map Library, London. He also served on the Marx Memorial Library General Committee and as Editor of its Bulletin. Elected to the SLHS Committee in 2010, he is a regular contributor to The Library: Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, and is particularly interested in the working class press.

Richard Leonard is a Regional Political Officer for the GMB.  He is a co-founder of the Keir Hardie Society, and a member of the SLHS committee and the editorial collective of Scottish Labour History.

Stewart Maclennan (Chair) has been a member of the Committee of the Scottish Labour History Society since 1983, and its Chair since 2008.   A Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, he is now retired after a lifetime of labour movement activity, during which he held office in construction, public service and health trades unions.   He maintains a major collection of Marxist, socialist, radical and trades union publications.

Christopher W. Miller (Secretary) is a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford University and the University of Glasgow, where he took his PhD. He has held fellowships at Yale and Glasgow, and is currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Modern History at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. His most recent article with SLHS appears in issue 47 of the Journal, and his next book on Naval Armaments Manufacture will appear with Liverpool University Press in late 2016. He was elected to the SLHS committee in 2011, and elected Secretary in 2013.

Sue Morrison is a researcher, lecturer and programme leader who has taught at several universities, most recently at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her research interests include the social history of health, work, labour relations and leisure.  She has worked on a number of oral history research projects at the Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde.  Amongst her publications are: The Silicosis Experience in Scotland: Causality, Recognition and the Impact of Legislation during the Twentieth Century (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010);  and She Settles in the Shields: Stories of Migrant Women in Pollokshields, (Glasgow Women’s Library and Pollokshields Development Agency, 2011).

Andrew Perchard is Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University, and was previously Lecturer in Business History and Strategy at the University of Strathclyde, where he also took his PhD.  He is the author of The Mine Management Professions in the Twentieth Century Scottish Coal Mining Industry (Edwin Mellen, 2007), and Aluminiumville: Global Business, the British Government & the Scottish Highlands(Carnegie Publishing, 2011). He is also a Trustee of the Scottish Working People’s History Trust. Andy was reviews editor for Scottish Labour History and Secretary of the Society from 2009 to 2013, and guest-edited the Journal in 2011.

James K. Phillips is Senior Lecturer and Head of Economic & Social History at the University of Glasgow, where he has worked since 1995. He is the author of The Industrial Politics of Devolution: Scotland in the 1960s and 1970s (Manchester University Press, 2008), and Collieries and Communities: the Miners’ Strike in Scotland, 1984-5 (Manchester University Press, 2012). Jim serves on both the editorial collective of Scottish Labour History and the Committee of the Society.

David Walker is Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Fellow at the Scottish Oral History Centre, Strathclyde University. After completing his PhD in history on the British chemical industry at the University of Strathclyde, Dr Walker joined Culture & Sport Glasgow (Glasgow Museums) as an Oral History and Archive Researcher working on the M74 Motorway Public Archaeology Project and second oral history project on Glasgow dock workers. He joined the SOHC in January 2010, working with Professor Arthur McIvor on an AHRC Knowledge Transfer Exchange fellowship, entitled ‘The Voice in the Museum, Personal Oral Narratives and Social Identities in Public History’. An experienced oral and social historian, he has most recently published on the oral history of working lives.