Communications & Outreach
Alice’s career in scholarly communications, publishing, 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 enables 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 global team of dedicated staff to support ORCID’s highly diverse community of researchers and member organisations. Her focus on creating consensus and understanding across different groups of research stakeholders resulted in greatly increased adoption and a much better understanding of the vast potential of ORCID and other persistent identifiers. As NISO’s Director of Community Engagement, Alice more than doubled membership through the development of consortial agreements, as well as helping the organisation develop and implement its first diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy.
Having worked on a part-time basis since co-founding MoreBrains, Alice joined us full-time in 2023. Her wisdom and vision help our clients to identify and grasp strategic opportunities and goals, her research skills help shape our project designs, and her strong communication skills ensure that our outputs 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 2022-23 Past 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 DEIA; is a member of the DataCite Community Engagement Steering Group and the SSP DEIA Committee; and played a key role in both originating and organising community events including 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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