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London Open Research Week

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25th October 2021



Samuel Moore

Keynote: What's the point of (radical) open access?


26th October 2021



Arthur J. Boston

Kanye West Explains Scholarly Communication


Madeleine Pownall

Is Open Science open to all? An early career perspective


27th October 2021



Andrew Gray

Responsible metrics: developing an equitable policy


Stephen Curry

The intersections between DORA, open scholarship, and equity


28th October 2021



Josie Caplehorne & Liam Green-Hughes

Towards an accessible and inclusive research support culture


Sadie Roosa

Responsibility, Rights, and Repositories: Negotiating for Accessibility of Open Access Content


29th October 2021



Open Meeting: Forming a London Open Research Network

Interested in sharing ideas and experiences in Open Research practice with fellow research support professionals? Join us for an open forum on how we might set up a London-based open research network!


Speaker biographies

Samuel Moore

Samuel A. Moore is a scholarly communication specialist and researcher at Cambridge University Library. With an interest in academic publishing and research assessment, his work sits at the intersections of education, media and information studies. He has a Ph.D in Digital Humanities from King’s College London and over a decade’s experience as a publisher and researcher. He is also one of the organisers of the Radical Open Access Collective.


Arthur "AJ" Boston 

Arthur "AJ" Boston (0000-0001-8590-4663) is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Murray State University and MSU Office of Research and Creative Activity Coordinator. His writings and presentations incorporate popular culture to make scholarly communication more accessible. Boston is an outgoing Library Publishing Coalition Fellow and incoming SPARC COAPI Steering Committee Member and KYVL Affordable Learning Steering Committee Member. Twitter: @aj_boston 


Madeleine Pownall

Madeleine Pownall is a PhD researcher and Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Leeds, UK. Madeleine is a feminist social psychologist and open science advocate  She specialises in gender, sexism, and stereotyping. Madeleine sits on the BPS Psychology of Women and Equalities Committee and is co-author of A Feminist Companion to Social Psychology, forthcoming 2021 with Open University Press. She is particularly interested in discussions surrounding the inclusivity, diversity, and representation of open science. 


Andrew Gray



Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is Assistant Provost for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Imperial College London, where he direct the College’s strategy in this important area for staff and students.  

Prof Curry’s research and teaching have long been combined with strong interests the wider role of science in society. He is active in public engagement, having made and presented a number of science videos. He has keen interests in science policy, particularly in R&D funding, in research evaluation (and the use and mis-use of metrics), and in scholarly publication. He is Chair of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).  


Josie Caplehorne

Josie Caplehorne is currently the Management and Information Systems Manager, with Research and Innovation Services, at the University of Kent. She leads on the provision of high-quality reporting of research and innovation management information and supports research and innovation systems.

In her substantive roles with Information Services, as Scholarly Communications Coordinator and Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity Representative, Josie is the University Press Open Access journal publishing lead and founder of the Scholarly Communication Conference. Josie is a member of the Altmetrics Conference Committee and Publishers Association Accessibility Action Group.

Her interests include equality and accessibility practices in professional research support services and across the wider research community.


Liam Green-Hughes

Liam Green-Hughes is a Library Systems Developer in Information Services at the University of Kent. His role includes providing technical support and development for the university's research and data repositories. 

A big focus of Liam's work over the last few months has been to improve the experience of assistive technology users with the repositories. This has involved researching best practice by attending conferences and following developments in accessibility online. 

Liam has worked in IT for twenty years for a range of organisations both in the public and private sectors. His experience spans different sectors including education, telematics, telecoms and the media. Outside work, Liam recently decided to try something new and to learn how to develop computer games. 


Sadie Roosa 

Sadie Roosa is the Collection Strategist for Repository Services at MIT Libraries. Prior to that, she was the Repository and Metadata Systems Manager at WGBH’s Media Library and Archives and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, and she served on the board of Digital Commonwealth.