Meet the Committee

Meet the current members of the LIS-Bibliometrics committee.

Robyn Price (Co-Chair)

Robyn established a responsible bibliometric analysis and education service at Imperial College London as the institution’s Bibliometrics Manager. She is also interested in open and equitable research models and advocates for open research at the institution. Previously, Robyn worked in the editorial teams of open access and subscription journals.


Zosia Beckles (Co-Chair)

zbeckles 2020-11-03Zosia is an experienced information professional with a background in health informatics and research data management in the higher education and research sectors. She is a Research Information Analyst at the University of Bristol, a joint role covering support for academics in research metrics/bibliometrics and also in sensitive research data management.  She received her MLIS from UCL in 2009, and has been a Chartered Member of CILIP since 2012.


Sarah Hyland (Secretary)

Sarah-highlandSarah is Open Access Publications Officer at Durham University and has previously worked as Copyright Adviser at Northumbria University and as a Subject Librarian at the University of Bath. As part of her role, Sarah manages the block grants from UKRI and Wellcome, advocates for open access, and provides support and advice to researchers on issues relating to scholarly communication.


Dr Barbara S. Lancho Barrantes
(Co-Deputy Chair)

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. She is a member of the Metrics Toolkit Editorial Board.

Rachel Miles (Blog Manager)

Rachel Miles profile pictureRachel is the Research Impact Librarian at Virginia Tech. She assists administrators and researchers with research assessment, analytics, and communication. She also grounds her work in fair, ethical, and responsible research assessment and has taken efforts in university governance to advocate for equitable and responsible research assessment. Her research focuses primarily on how researchers perceive research assessment and use research impact metrics. She received her MLS from Emporia State University in 2015.


Joanne Fitzpatrick (Deputy Blog Editor)

271393704_474986713979513_3907197668280575680_nJoanne is Research Data Manager at Lancaster University, UK, where she contributes to both the Research Data and Research Intelligence Services. She has delivered the Research Intelligence Service, which focuses on bibliometric analysis and researcher training, since it’s beginnings in 2019. She graduated with an MSc Information Science from Northumbria University in 2019 and won Lancaster University’s International Impact Award 2020 for her work with world rankings. 

Laura Bredahl (Deputy Blog Editor)


Laura is Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. In this role she coordinates and provides institutional level leadership and support for research impact metrics. She is a member of the ORCID-CA Governing Committee. She also lead the development of the Association of Vision Science Librarians Vetted List of Journals which received the 2020 MLA Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences. She received her MIS from the University of Toronto.

Dr Alicia Gomez-Sanchez (Provider Relations Officer)

Alicia Gomez-Sanchez

Alicia is Head of Scientometrics and Data Visualization at the TU Vienna. In her role she runs the service providing support and training in research intelligence, research evaluation and metrics. She is also in charge for the current activities of the ORCID Austria Consortium, as well as DataCite DOI-Service Austria. Besides, she gives guidance on publication strategies and research visibility, implementing open science practices. Earlier professional experiences include to be OpenAIRE NOAD for Spain at FECYT Madrid, Spain), Research & Scholarly Communications Information Manager at the University of Hertfordshire (UK), and Head of the Library Library and Information Service at the Spanish National Cardiovascular Research Centre (Madrid, Spain).

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.


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

Bethany Logan (Training and Events Officer) 

bethany staff id photoBethany is the Research & Scholarship Librarian at the University of Sussex and has worked in the HE Library sector since 2006. In her current role,  she supports the Sussex research community by developing guidance and training for doctoral researchers and research staff, running various group workshops and events and engaging researchers in issues around scholarly communications. A fellow of the HEA, Bethany’s teaching explores using research materials, open research, support for publishing, research visibility and responsible metrics.

Liam Bullingham (Training and Events Officer)


Liam is the Research Support Librarian at Edge Hill University, leading the Research Support Team. His role covers scholarly communications, research data management and research assessment. It also allows for influencing policy and strategy at a traditionally teaching-focussed institution which is rapidly growing its research culture. Liam co-organises Open Research Week, a Wellcome Trust funded collaboration between the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Mores University and Edge Hill University.

Alice Gibson (Open Research Officer)

work headshotAlice is interested in the ethical considerations concerning the use of bibliometrics, and endeavours to ensure that research and communities outside prominent indexing networks, due to funding, geography, political concerns, capacity etc., are duly and respectfully deliberated upon. Her professional experience has been in managing and supporting the management of open access repositories across HEIs in London, while in her current role as a Licencing Manager at Jisc, Alice focuses on supporting the successful role out of the new UKRI Open Access Policy. Alice’s doctoral research examined the genre of the philosophical fable, relating this to the present environmental crisis. She is also interested in oral traditions, including how they relate to the present state of the global scholarly landscape, and the significance of this, particularly for efforts to decolonise the curriculum.

Dr. Elizabeth Gadd (Founding Chair)

Elizabeth GaddElizabeth (Lizzie) is the Founding Chair of LIS-Bibliometrics and continues to support the community in an emeritus capacity. She is a Research Policy Manager at Loughborough University and chairs the INORMS Research Evaluation Group and champions the ARMA Research Evaluation Special Interest Group. She was the recipient of the 2020 INORMS Excellence in Research Management Leadership Award.

Vacant  (Training and Events Officer)


Vacant (Research Liaison)

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