Craig Fees, RMARA: BA, MA, PhD.Craig Fees in Discussion


Craig Fees is the founding archivist and oral historian for the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre, a specialist repository devoted to environmental and related group therapies. In this role, his main concern since 1989 has been with establishing and developing a research resource, while encouraging and facilitating the research and publications of others. His current research interests include the history of 20th century therapeutic environments for children, and therapeutic communities in mental hospitals since 1940.

He is a member of the International Editorial Board of the journal Therapeutic Communities, a Trustee and member of the Oral History Society Committee, and a Registered Member of the Archives and Records Association.

Recent involvements:

– Designer and Project Director for the Heritage Lottery Fund-supported “Therapeutic Living With Other People’s Children: an oral history of residential therapeutic child care c. 1930-c. 1980

Current involvements:

– Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Dundee, where he is course author and tutor in oral history at the Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS).

– Honorary Research Fellow in the History of Medicine Unit, University of Birmingham

Oral History Society/British Library recognised trainer, and Gloucestershire Representative for the Oral History Society Regional Network.

 Recent awards:

Archive of the Year 2013“, awarded by Your Family History Magazine

Most Impactful Archive 2011“, awarded by Community Archives and Heritage Group