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Alice Meadows

Communications & Outreach

Alice Meadows, Co-founder for Communications and Outreach

Alice’s career in scholarly communications and research infrastructures has been long and distinguished, and continues to go from strength to strength. From running her own marketing agency, to a series of increasingly senior positions at Blackwell, Wiley, ORCID, and the National Information Standards Organizations (NISO), Alice has built a reputation as a strategic thinker, whose high level of emotional intelligence enabled her to bring mutual understanding to disparate communities. During her tenure at ORCID, as Director of Communications and of Community Engagement, she built up an extended team of dedicated staff to support ORCID’s global and highly diverse community of researchers and member organisations. Her focus on creating consensus and understanding across different groups of research stakeholdersresulted in greatly increased adoption and a much better understanding of the vast potential of ORCID and other persistent identifiers.

Currently working part-time as NISO’s Director of Community Engagement, Alice devotes her remaining time to MoreBrains and to supporting the research and scholarly publishing communities via her service and voluntary activities. For MoreBrains, Alice’s wisdom and vision help our clients to identify and grasp strategic opportunities and goals, and her research skills shape many of our project designs. Day to day, she performs the invaluable role of ‘critical friend’ – sense-checking and editing our work, to help ensure that our outputs and communications combine insight with clarity. Alice exhibits a consistent and unique blend of professionalism and personal warmth, energising collaborations and creating an environment where questions are explored, partnerships thrive, and projects are optimally developed and delivered. 

As well as being the 2021-22 President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP),  Alice is also a Scholarly Kitchen chef. She has written and presented widely on topics such as open research, trust, peer review, and DEI, and  played a key role in both originating and then organising community events such as Peer Review Week and PIDapalooza. Given her legendary ability to ‘get things done’, she has more than earned her status as an organisational and community leader. It is unsurprising to everyone (except possibly Alice!) that her contributions to our communities have been recognised with various honours, including the SSP Distinguished Service Award (2018), the ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing (2016), and the ISMTE Recognition Award (2013).

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