Profiles of our current York Open Research Advocates can be found below. Feel free to contact them for support on open research practice and issues in your discipline.
|Photo||Name||Role/dept||Areas of interest and expertise||Links|
|Dr Jon Agirre||Royal Society Olga Kennard Research Fellow (York Structural Biology Laboratory / Department of Chemistry)||As a crystallographer, I have always uploaded my data and results to open repositories, and benefitted from others doing the same. As a software engineer, I have shared code with others and others have reciprocated. I am also an advocate for free email@example.com|
|Dr Keith Allen||Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of Department (Philosophy)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Staff web page|
|Thom Blake||Open Research Manager (Libraries, Archives and Learning Services)|
|Ben Catt||Open Research Librarian (Libraries, Archives and Learning Services)|
Supporting open research in all disciplines, developing and delivering training sessions and events, helping to build an open research community of practice and Advocates network.
|Dr Angela de Bruin||Lecturer (Psychology)||email@example.com||Staff web page|
|Siobhan Dunlop||Teaching and Learning Advisor (Libraries, Archives and Learning Services)|
I work developing resources and delivering teaching on digital skills, including coding (especially Python, web development, Google Apps Script, and introductory coding principles), digital creativity, and working with data.
I also have an interest in areas of digital citizenship and wellbeing, data ethics, and open source digital tools.
|Cátia Ferreira de Oliveira||Postgraduate Researcher (Psychology)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kirralise Hansford||Postgraduate Researcher (Psychology)||email@example.com|
|Dr Simon Hickinbotham||Research Fellow (Electronic Engineering)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Staff web page|
|Dr Peter Hill||Research Software Engineer (Physics)||email@example.com|
Dr Hannah Hobson
|Lecturer (Psychology)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Staff web page|
|Dr Andrew Holding||Assistant Professor in Biomedical Science (Biology)||I am a Cancer Biologist, and our research uses high-throughput sequencing and public genomic data. The field has embraced publishing data in online databases like GEO and PRIDE, supported by Preprints on BioRxiv to make papers more available.|
Our next steps are to support everyone to publish all code alongside their papers. Currently, there is a reluctance of many researchers to include code; however, this is necessary to reproduce results. We, therefore, need to reassure researchers at the University of York that the code doesn't need to look beautiful to be published, and that publishing it is vital to open science.
|Dr Annabel Jenkins||Research Facilitator (Department of Mathematics), Fellowship Coordinator (Research Excellence Training Team)||email@example.com||Staff web page|
|Dr Eleanor Jew||Lecturer in Environment and Development (Environment & Geography)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Staff web page|
|Dr Iain Larmour||Research Development Management for Physical Sciences (Research and Innovation Development Team)||Bringing together academics across disciplines, support departments and external partners to make funding bids in areas of strategic importance. Encouraging them to include appropriate open research elements. Interest in the link between open research and on-going dialogue as part of Responsible Research and Innovation email@example.com|
Dr Chris MacDonald
Research Fellow / Lecturer (Biology)
I have been an advocate for Open Access (OA) research since starting my lab in 2017. All research from my lab is made available via pre-print servers when articles are originally submitted to a journal, and this version is updated following reviewer requested changes as part of our resubmission process.
As a Wellcome Trust funded researcher I have OA obligations that have been met through various mechanisms. These include:
1. Using OA agreements between the University of York and publishing organisations, such as the Company of Biologists and Wiley.
I have experienced many barriers to OA and would be happy to discuss strategies me and the library team have used to successfully navigate such issues.
|Postgraduate Researcher (Education)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Andrew Mason||York Against Cancer Research Fellow in Cancer Informatics (Biology)|
Biologist using sequencing data from multiple species. Major focus on human and avian cancers, using WGS, RNAseq and single-cell technologies.
|Alex Mepham||Postgraduate Researcher (Psychology)||email@example.com||Research student web page|
|Dr Colleen Morgan||Lecturer in Digital Archaeology and Heritage (Archaeology)||Supporting archaeology staff and students in considering open access publishing, open research, and general transparency in firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lindsey Myers||Open Research Librarian (Libraries, Archives and Learning Services)||Working in partnership with staff and postgraduate research students to provide support with the principles and practice of research data management and with making research data "as open as possible". Developing and delivering training and materials, reviewing data management plans and delivering the Research Data York email@example.com|
|Dr Nathalie Noret||Lecturer in Mental Health and Wellbeing (Education)||My research focuses on young peoples' experiences of bullying in school and the relationship between experiencing bullying and poor mental health. As part of my research, I have an interest in adopting and advocating for open research practices. I have experience in openly sharing data, and pre-registering studies and have written on the benefits of open science for bullying firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Junlan Pan||Postgraduate Researcher (Education)||I am interested in applying open research principles and practices in the field of applied linguistics. I have been working as the project assistant in the IRIS project, an open accessible database for research materials and data in language learning. I am also a network collaborator of OASIS project, an open accessible database of summaries in language studies. I am extremely interested in introducing the OS principles and practices to the community in China because I believe the benefits of OS need to reach out to a wide email@example.com|
|Ryan Pound||Research Associate in Modelling (Chemistry)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Staff web page|
|Emma Rand||Senior Lecturer (Biology)||I am a Teaching and Scholarship lecturer specialising in reproducible data analysis and a fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute. I train undergraduate and postgraduate students, lead the Analytics training for the White Rose BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) in Mechanistic Biology, the Royal Society of Biology training in R and the Biochemical Society's training in Python. I co-lead (with James Chong, Biology and Neil Chue-Hong, SSI) ) a UKRI funded programme to upskill researchers in the specialised analyses of environmental 'omics data with cloud computing. I'm also on the Core Team of R Forwards, the R consortium's task force for women and other underrepresented email@example.com|
|Dr Janet Remmington||Associate of Humanities Research Centre (English & Related Literature)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Staff web page|
|Dr David Shaw||Research Associate (Environment & Geography)|
I am a Research Associate in Indoor Air Quality with a background in plasma physics. I wrote and released the open-source INCHEM-Py model which predicts the concentrations of chemical species and particles indoors. The model is fully available online with collaborations and community input encouraged through strong copy-left licensing.
I am a believer in open research and sustainable research methods.
|Louise Shepperd||Postgraduate Researcher (Education)||email@example.com|
|Prof Alex Smith||Reader of Epidemiology, Deputy Director Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group (ECSG) (Health Sciences)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Staff web page|
|Jo Tozer||Research Manager (Archaeology)||I lead the research support team to promote a strong research environment, encouraging engagement and compliance with open research practices particularly within funding applications and awards and REF.||email@example.com||Staff web page|
|Dr Luke A. Wilkinson||Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow (Chemistry)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Staff web page|