Fonds SECS-GM - Dr Gillian Murray papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)

'Community business in Scotland: an alternative vision of 'enterprise culture', 1979-97' Jim Bristow interview audio recording and transcript Susan McGinlay interview audio recording and transcript Colin Roxburgh interview audio recording and transcript 'Historical perspective on social enterprise as a public health initiative'

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Dr Gillian Murray papers (part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland)


  • 2016-2018 (Creation)

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(fl 1990-2019)

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Gillian Murray graduated with MA (Hons) and MSc from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD from the University of Leicester. She worked on a range of multi-disciplinary research projects with a focus on aspects of twentieth century British history and interests in gender, media and labour history.
In March 2014 Dr Murray started work at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University as a post-doctoral researcher on the CommonHealth research programme. Her research traced the origins of social enterprise in Scotland through the revival of the co-operative movement and pioneering community development work carried out as part of community business in Scotland. This research also sought to understand the development of connections between these socially innovative projects and health and wellbeing enhancement. The oral histories collected as part of the CommonHealth project captured the memories of practitioners who were drawn towards work in Community Business (a forerunner of Social Enterprise) and the development of their work in Scotland’s social economy from the late 1970s onwards.
Dr Murray continued her research into the history of social enterprise in Scotland, working on the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) project from November 2018 to March 2020 in collaboration with the Archive Centre. Through her involvement with this project further oral histories were collected and a travelling exhibition introduced the history of social enterprise in Scotland.

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The papers were deposited into Glasgow Caledonian University's online platforms between 2016 and 2018.

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This collection is part of the Social Enterprise Collection Scotland. The collection includes Dr Gillian Murray's research papers and oral history recordings created between 2014 -2019 whilst working as a researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University, including:
-Publications and research outputs, 2018
-CommonHealth research programme, 2016-2018

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Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents. In some cases further detail has been given at item level.

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  • English



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