Joanna Bornat is Emeritus Professor of Oral History at the Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University and visiting professor at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. She has researched and published on a wide range of topics including oral history, reminiscence and ageing, biographical methods, the interview relationship and the re-use of archived qualitative data. She has recently completed research into the contribution of South Asian overseas trained doctors to the development of geriatric medicine with Dr Parvati Raghuram (Open University) and to change across the life course and in the daily lives of people over the age of 75 with Dr Bill Bytheway (Open University). She is currently a consultant on a project researching older people's memories of religious and secular ceremonies in Eastern and Western Europe with Professor Peter Coleman (Southampton University). Joanna is a long-standing member of the Oral History Society and joint editor of the Journal Oral History. She is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences and a founder member of the Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies.