I am the Head of Knowledge Management and Scholarly Communication at the Medical Research Council (MRC), a part of UK Research and Innovation, where I lead on the development and implementation of open science policies. I am active both at national and international level, working with other funders and stakeholders to harmonise policies and develop good practice. I am a member of the Europe PubMed Central Funders Committee, the ASAPbio member advisory group, and is the UKRI representative on the Science Europe Working Group on Research Data and Infrastructure. I have most recently contributed to the development of the Science Europe Framework for Discipline-specific Research Data Management. I currently sit on the UKRI Open Access policy review Steering Committee, which aims to present a revised UKRI open access policy by early 2021.
I joined SLA in 1998, and have since been a member of various divisions, which have provided me with an invaluable community as my career evolved across different sectors. I have been an active member of the European Chapter, undertaking various roles including events, sponsorship and membership chairs, and had the honour of serving as Chapter President in 2009. I am the current chair of the Academic Division’s Scholarly Communication Section, the Chair of the Leadership and Management Division and the Chair of the 2020 Contributed Papers Committee. I have been a regular conference speaker and session organiser since my first attendance at Seattle in 2008. At the association level, I have served on the Information Ethics Advisory Council and the 2015 Boston Annual Conference Advisory Committee, and I received a Presidential Citation in 2015.
Prior to joining the MRC, I worked in the City of London, first as a corporate finance researcher, and then as an information manager at an international law firm, where I developed competitive intelligence and knowledge management services for the Banking practice. I grew up in Champéry, a ski resort in the French speaking part of Switzerland, but I have lived in the UK for over 20 years.