Nominated for ordinary Council member
Head of Special Programs, Crossref (UK)
Summary of contributions to EASE
I am pleased to stand for re-election to EASE Council for the 2021-2023 rotation. I was introduced to EASE a colleague when I started at Crossref, who recommended attending the 11th EASE General Assembly and Conference in Tallinn. I became a member of EASE in 2012 and presented on CrossCheck (now Similarity Check) and Crossmark in a parallel session at this conference on Digital Tools on Detecting Misconduct.
I became a member of the EASE Council in 2015, and have participated in lots of enjoyable EASE activities since then, running a session on Data Sharing and Citation in Bucharest, writing for the ESE Journal and blog, and now being on the Editorial Board of the journal. I’ve been impressed by the dedication of the EASE Council, their work on standards and best practice, and the great, friendly conferences they run – especially the sessions they ran online in 2020.
In my role at Crossref I often get the opportunity to catch up with EASE members and to promote the organisation in different countries and to different audiences around the world. EASE provides a wealth of valuable materials for editors and authors and the forum, blog, digest and newsletter are always worth reading! I hope to be involved with EASE and participate in council activities so that I can continue to support its valuable work.
I have been working at Crossref for eight years, working with a broad range of Crossref members; publishers, funders, editors, universities, librarians, metadata users, preprint servers and more. I’m currently Head of Special Programs which focuses on specific industry initiatives that we are giving attention to in order to implement technically and support awareness, adoption, rollout and development.
Prior to that, I was Head of Community Outreach and have also been a Product Manager at Crossref. Both of these roles involved learning about and supporting Crossref services, via international outreach, webinars, the Sponsoring Organizations program and more. CrossRef is a small company so being flexible is key!
Before working at CrossRef I was a Publishing Manager at Taylor & Francis (where I worked for 6 years, starting as a Publishing Editor). These roles involved overseeing the rollout of ScholarOne Manuscripts and Editorial Manager across the full-suite of Taylor & Francis Journals, and supporting those journals who adopted these online submission systems. The Publishing Manager role involved managing the implementation and support team, and also trialing and advising on new editorial processes like Similarity Check and the acceptance of other media, like video, into the peer review process.