Meet the Committee

Meet the current members of the LIS-Bibliometrics committee.

Dr Elizabeth Gadd (Chair)

Elizabeth GaddElizabeth is the Research Policy Manager (Publications) at Loughborough University. She has a background in Libraries and Scholarly Communication research. She is the chair of the Lis-Bibliometrics Forum and co-Champions the ARMA Research Evaluation Special Interest Group. She also chairs the INORMS International Research Evaluation Working Group.


Stephen Grace (Secretary)

Stephen_GraceSteve is the Scholarly Communications and Repository Manager at London South Bank University. He oversees the university’s approach to open access and to research data management, and provides bibliometric support for measuring and evaluating research performance.


Robyn Price (Blog Manager)

rptozRobyn is the Bibliometrics and Indicators Manager at Imperial College London. In this role she is responsible for establishing and running a bibliometrics service for the university with an emphasis on understanding research impact and promoting responsible use of metrics. Robyn’s previous experience is in academic publishing, having worked in the editorial teams of subscription and open access journals.


Rachel Miles (Blog Development Officer)

Rachel Miles profile pictureRachel is the Research Impact Librarian at Virginia Tech. She assists administrators and researchers with research assessment and communication. Her research focuses primarily on how researchers perceive research assessment. She received her MLS from Emporia State University in 2015.


Dr Alicia Gomez-Sanchez (Vendor Relations Officer)

Alicia Gomez-SanchezAlicia is the Research & Scholarly Communications Information Manager at the University of Hertfordshire. In her role she provides support and training in research intelligence, research evaluation and metrics. She also gives guidance on publication strategy, open access and research data management. Prior to that she was Head of the Library and Information Service at the Spanish National Cardiovascular Research Centre (Madrid, Spain), and Associate Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).

Emma Lynden (Vendor Relations Officer)


Dr Nicolas Robinson-Garcia (Research Liaison)

Dr Nicolas Robinson-GarciaNicolas is a social scientist specialized in bibliometrics and research evaluation. He is currently a Marie Curie fellow at the department of Applied Mathematics (DIAM) at TU Delft under the Leading Fellows programme. He is also member of the Steering Committee of the European Summer School for Scientometrics. He has published over 40 articles and book chapters in the field of bibliometrics and research evaluation on topics such as scientific mobility, altmetrics or social sciences and humanities research assessment among others.


Dr Kruti J Trivedi (International Relations Officer)

TrivediKruti is a scientist at Information and Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET) which is an Inter University Centre of University Grants Commission. She is leading bibliometric team at INFLIBNET for various national projects such as university ranking, research assessment & accreditation and conducting training programme. She is also associated with eShodh-Sindhu Consortium which provides access to e-resources to government universities. In her doctoral research, she has assessed the impact of access to e-resources provided to Indian Universities through two major government library consortia on their research output.


Rebecca Welzenbach (International Relations Officer)


WelzenbachRebecca is the Research Impact Librarian at the University of Michigan Library, where she helps scholars communicate the importance of their work and coordinates the library’s role in research impact activities on campus. She earned her MSI from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2009.



Hannelore Vanhaverbeke
(Competencies Development Officer)

Hannelore VanhaverbekeHannelore is head of the Data Analysis Unit at KU Leuven’s Research Office (Belgium). This unit manages and monitors research related data (publications and citations, PhDs, research expenditures, projects). She is also repository manager and science policy advisor on scholarly communication, focused on impact through dissemination, and research assessment methods. She is co-founder and co-chair of the Flemish Interuniversitary WG on Research Data Management and Open Science, member of the LIBER RDM WG and of LERU’s Information and Open Access Policy Group

Dr Barbara Lancho Barrantes
(Competencies Development Officer)

BarrantesBarbara is a Bibliometrician leading the Bibliometrics service at the University of Leeds. She has a PhD in Bibliometrics developed within the SCImago research group. In her previous role she has been a Postdoctoral researcher in Scientometrics at Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico). Her scientific production mainly focuses on citation flows among countries and disciplines. She has published in journals and participated in conferences in the bibliometrics area. Recently has joined the Innovative Metrics Working Group – LIBER.

Eva Nueno (Training & Events Officer)

NuenoEva is a qualified librarian working at the University of Edinburgh where she Library Learning Services through the Resource Lists service. Her background includes support to researches on the route to Open Access publication and copyright and licensing advice provision. She is an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy, member of RIVAL and the Open Access Scotland Group. She is currently undertaking a masters on Library and Information Science, Digital Library and Information Services at the University of Boras and has recently joined the LIBER Digital Humanities working group.