Meet the Committee

Meet the current members of the LIS-Bibliometrics committee.


Zosia Beckles (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
(Deputy Chair)

BarrantesBarbara S. Lancho Barrantes is a Senior Lecturer in Data Analytics and Data Science at the University of Brighton. She has a PhD in Bibliometrics from the University of Extremadura (Spain) and developed within SCImago research group. She has led the Bibliometrics Service at the University of Leeds and she has been a Postdoctoral researcher in Data Analytics and Scientometrics at Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico). Her scientific production mainly focuses on factors influencing research productivity, citation flows and mappings on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She is a Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Rachel Miles (Blog Manager)

2023_Profile_Image_Final_2MBRachel is the Research Impact Coordinator 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.


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 (Training and Education 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.


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.

Sheila Craft-Morgan (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer)

SCMSheila Craft-Morgan is the Research Impact Librarian and an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University. She leads the development of systematic, scalable approaches that support scholarly research impact within the research lifecycle. She also supports faculty, staff and students in managing, communicating and promoting the impact of their scholarly work. Sheila holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ohio State, an MLS from Kent State University and a J.D. from Capital University Law School. She has more than 20 years of experience in institutional research and expertise in data analysis and visualization.

Nicola Wylie (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer)

Nicola WylieAs Research Intelligence (RI) Manager at Lancaster University, UK, Nicola leads the strategic and operational elements of the bibliometrics analysis service, enabling academics and the University to understand the impact of research globally. She believes Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) should be interwoven into everyday practices and activities.


Jeffrey Demaine (Research Liaison Officer)

JeffDemaine bust photoJeff is the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian at McMaster University, and had the same role at the University of Waterloo. He worked at the National Research Council of Canada for a dozen years, and then at iFQ in Germany. His recent publications have uncovered Sleeping Beauty articles, characterized trends in the gender of researchers, and has captured the interplay between Altmetrics and citations. He is a co-organizer of the annual Bibliometrics and Research Impact conference  ( His interest in Bibliometrics began so long ago that his first analysis used the Science Citation Index in printed format.

Rebecca Barber (Research Integrity Officer)

RBRebecca is the Ethics and Integrity Coordinator at Taylor and Francis. She coordinates and tracks patterns of behaviour across large scale ethics cases using bibliometrics and metadata, and uses this to contribute to a variety of industry working groups, tools and initiatives. She received her MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University and previously worked in children’s and adult trade publishing.

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.

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