Siân Harris is responsible for communications within INASP and in programme work. As part of her media engagement, she is a regular contributor for the Scholarly Kitchen blog and is helping this blog to broaden its geographical coverage and pool of authors. She is also a mentor with INASP's AuthorAID project and represents INASP on the Think. Check. Submit. committee, which is helping researchers identify trustworthy journals.
For 11 years she was Editor of Research Information, an international publication about information for researchers. In her 16 years as a science and technology journalist she also wrote about climate change, healthcare, life sciences, photonics, telecoms, computing and education. She has a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Bristol, UK and has experience of working for research libraries, scholarly publishers and the civil engineering, environmental monitoring and chemical industries. Siân has also been a youth worker in a variety of contexts for over 20 years and has been a regular volunteer on a range of projects that help address social, economic, educational and health inequalities in the UK.
Read blog posts by Siân here.