Meet the Committee

Meet the current members of the LIS-Bibliometrics committee.

Dr Elizabeth Gadd (Chair)

Elizabeth GaddElizabeth is Head of Research Operations at the University of Glasgow. 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 and was the 2020 recipient of the INORMS Excellence in Research Management Leadership Award.

Katie Evans (Secretary)

KEvans-profileKatie is Research Analytics Librarian at the University of Bath and previously worked in the University’s open access team. Katie advocates for good practice in research evaluation; conducts bibliometric analysis on behalf of the University; and equip researchers to understand and use publication, citation and impact indicators.


Dr Barbara 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.

Zosia Beckles (Co-Deputy 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.

Rachel Miles (Blog Manager)

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 and use research impact metrics. She received her MLS from Emporia State University in 2015.


Joanne Fitzpatrick (Deputy Blog Editor)

119794470_200571061421081_8614672505974121030_n-1Joanne 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).

Emma Lynden (Provider Relations Officer)


Dr Nicolas Robinson-Garcia (Research Liaison)

Dr Nicolas Robinson-GarciaNicolas is a social scientist specialized in bibliometrics and research evaluation. He is a Ramón y Cajal fellow at the Information and Media department at the University of Granada. He is member of the Steering Committee of the European Summer School for Scientometrics and member of the editorial board of Scientometrics, Quantitative Science Studies and Frontiers Research Metrics & Analytics.


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


Kat Sundsbo (Training and Events Officer) – on leave

kat profile pictureKatrine Sundsbø is the Scholarly Communications and Research Support manager at the University of Essex. In this role she works with topics like publishing, open access/research, bibliometrics, copyright and online research profiles. One of the key elements to her role is disseminating information and engaging academic staff and students with important topics in scholarly communications. Katrine is also a fan of gamification and is the creator of the Open Access Escape Room and the Open Access Mystery, and the co-creator of Copyright Dough. She is also a part of the YERUN Open Science Working Group.

Vacant (Training and Events Officer) 


Vacant (Competencies Development Officer)