Nigel is a Research Associate on the Open University’s AHRC funded project exploring a living and co-produced archive of learning disability history. In addition, Nigel works for Pathways Associates CIC as the lead on a Heritage Lottery Funded oral history learning disability project researching the lives of those who lived, worked and had family members in two large long-stay institutions in East Lancashire.
Nigel’s current roles reflect a life-long research and professional involvement in both community oral history and the social history of learning disability.
In 2012 he completed an Open University PhD oral history study into the process of running down a large long-stay hospital for people with learning difficulties.
Ingham, N., Mitchell, D., Traustadottir, R., Chapman, R., Townson, L., Ledger, S. (2006) (eds) Exploring Experiences of Advocacy by People with Learning Disabilities: Testimonies of Resistance London, Jessica Kingsley ISBN: 9781843103592, 224pp
Ingham, N., Atkinson, D., Welshman, J., (eds) (2005) Change… and continuity 1959-71 Witnesses to Change: Families, Learning Difficulties and History Atkinson, D., Nind, M., Rolph, S. and Welshman, J., Kidderminster, BILD ISBN 1904082750 pp 125-202
Ingham, N. and Winder, I. (2005) ‘We didn’t depend on anybody’ Witnesses to Change: Families, Learning Difficulties and History Atkinson, D., Nind, M., Rolph, S. and Welshman, J. Kidderminster, BILD ISBN 1904082750 pp 181-191
Ingham, N. and Lambert, S. (2004) (eds) Fumigating the Cat & other stories from the Marsh History Group, Lancaster 28pp
Ingham, N. (ed) (2003) Gogarburn Lives (An oral history of Gogarburn Hospital, Edinburgh – Scotland’s first learning disability institution to close) Living Memory Association, Edinburgh 120pp
Ingham, N. (1997) ‘We got a pillow case filled for sixpence’ Oral Histories of childhood and growing up, Edinburgh, Bingham Older People’s Project 44pp
Ingham, N. (2014) Review of Keilty, T., Woodley, K (2013) ‘No Going Back: Forgotten Voices from Prudhoe Hospital’ Centre for Welfare Reform, Sheffield. British Journal of Learning Disabilities 42(2)
Ingham, N., Atkinson, D. (2013) Ethics of Institutional Closure Journal of Ethics and Social Welfare 7 (3): 241-256
Ingham, N. (2009). Review of Manning, C. (2008) 'Bye-bye Charlie: Stories from the vanishing world of Kew Cottages'. UNSW, Sydney. British Journal of Learning Disabilities 37(1)
Ingham, N. (2000) Reminiscence and Oral History: An Educational Perspective. Word of Mouth, The Journal of the Scottish Oral History Group, No. 24, Edinburgh, School of Scottish Studies pp 32-38