Siân 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.
In addition to communications, she has a researcher role in some consultancy work, including the current Research4Life user review and a recent Open Access consultation.
For 11 years she was Editor of Research Information and in her 16 years as a science and technology journalist, she wrote about climate change, healthcare, life sciences, photonics, telecoms, computing and education. She has a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Bristol 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.
Key skills and expertise:
- Communications strategy
- Writing and editing
- Media engagement
- Social media
- Online content
- Communications capacity development
- Scientific writing
- Truth and Lies in Academic Publishing: Distrust in Research Highlights the Importance of Education in Critical Thinking Skills
- The Evolving Landscape of Research Access and its Impact on the Global South
- Transforming teachers for transformed students
- Ask the Community (and Chefs): How Can We Achieve Equitable Participation in Open Research? – Part 2
- Ask the Community (and Chefs): How Can We Achieve Equitable Participation in Open Research?
- To address geographical diversity in peer review we need to include Southern voices better
- Supporting journal publishing in the developing world
- Robust assessment of publishing quality and practices welcomed by Southern journal editors
- Helping Southern research to reach a global audience
- Women in Research: Stories from the Global South
- Tackling Diversity in Scholarly Communications – Part 2
- Women in Academia Unite
- Supporting Displaced and Disadvantaged Academics
- Addressing Information Inequality in the Global South Requires Flexibility
- Global challenges, local knowledge
- From animals to earthquakes: communicating South Asia's research
- Implementing Open Access APCs: the role of academic libraries
- Moving towards an open access future: the role of academic libraries