Meet the Committee

Meet the members of the LIS-Bibliometrics committee

Elizabeth Gadd (Chair)

Gadd-photoElizabeth is the Research Policy Manager (Publications) at Loughborough University.  She has a background in Libraries and Scholarly Communication research.  She is the co-founder of the Lis-Bibliometrics Forum and is the ARMA Metrics Special Interest Group Champion.


Sahar Abuelbashar

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Nathalie Cornee

Nathalie is LSE Library’s ResearcNC_profilepic1h Information Analyst. In her role, Nathalie focuses on providing support and training in all aspects of bibliometrics and citation analysis to researchers, administrative and research support staff to help them getting some understanding how the metrics are calculated and how they can be used to maximise the visibility and exposure of their research findings.

Sally Dalton

[Currently on leave]

Katie Evans

Katie Evans Library Staff PortraitKatie is Research Analytics Librarian at the University of Bath, responsible for supporting the use of research publishing, citation and collaboration data across the University.  Previously, Katie worked on open access at the University of Bath.


Stephen Grace

StephenGraceSteve is 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.

Sam Gray

Sam_GraySam is the Impact and Engagement Manager at Manchester Metropolitan University.  He has enjoyed a wide variety of external engagement roles over the past twelve years specialising in regional development, two-way community engagement, research administration and knowledge exchange. From 2008 – 2012 he was project manager on the Manchester Beacon initiative leading a successful change agenda around the recognition, reward and support for public engagement across the university. More recently he has been responsible for the University’s successful REF submission; particularly offering guidance, support and advice around the impact agenda.

He was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts in 2011 and acts as a reviewer for various engagement grants for the Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Foundation Ireland. Sam has presented sessions on public engagement and its contribution to research impact at various conferences and events and has written an online course on impact for OUP.

Ruth Harrison

Ruth HRuth is the Head of Scholarly Communications Management at Imperial College London, responsible for the strategic management of the Library Services’s education and research support programmes across the College campuses. She leads service delivery for open access publishing, research data management, copyright guidance, and information literacy, and is now also turning her attention to the provision of bibliometric services to the College’s communities.

Charles Oppenheim

Charles was, in a previous life, Head of the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University, and has been interested in bibliometrics since the mid 1970s.  These days he mixes retirement activities with making a nuisance of himself at library and information science events, and tweeting several times a day on professional things that interest him.

Karen Rowlett

Rowlett_smallSince completing her PhD many years ago, Karen has worked in the scholarly publishing world as a copy-editor, news writer and managing editor with  subscription and open access publishers. Sh is now the Research Publications Adviser at University of Reading working with researchers on bibliometrics, open access and supporting them in those tricky decisions of where to publish their research outputs.