Dr Yvonne McFadden is Co-Director and Research Associate at the Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde. Her main interests are in oral histories of home, family, gender and work. Her recent research focused on the impact of deindustrialisation on communities, especially women and children. Since completing her thesis at the University of Glasgow in 2016, Dr McFadden has worked at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University and is now currently a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde. Her recent project, with Prof Arthur McIvor, is collecting stories from mining communities in East Ayrshire, Scotland. This project focuses on the gendered experiences of home and community as throughout the process of deindustrialisation. The book from the project Memory, Mining and Landscape: voices from the Ayrshire Communities was released in February 2024 with an accompanying exhibition in East Ayrshire and forthcoming at the National Mining Museum of Scotland.