People


In line with its cross-disciplinary remit, RROx is run by a Steering Group SG with representation from the four academic Divisions of the University of Oxford. Steering Group members span all career stages, from DPhil student to senior professor.

Additionally, representation from the Bodleian Libraries provides liaison with relevant units in Gardens, Libraries & Museums; representation from Research Services provides a direct interface with the Research Ethics and Integrity team.

Others are involved in RROx by leading on specific initiatives.

Sarah Ashcroft-Jones

DPhil Candidate in Experimental Psychology

Sarah is studying mechanisms of decision-making and metacognitive confidence judgments with Nick Yeung in the Attention and Cognitive Control Lab. She uses computational models combined with behavioral experiments to understand the integration of uncertainty sources in the decision-making process. She holds a studentship from the Oxford-MRC Doctoral Training Partnership. Sarah is an organizing member of ReproducibiliTea Oxford and is interested in advances and applications of a broad range of open science practices particularly among ECRs and students of psychology.

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Dorothy Bishop

Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology

Dorothy Bishop is a psychologist at the Department of Experimental Psychology, where she heads an ERC-funded programme of research into cerebral lateralisation for language. She is a supernumerary fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society, the British Academy, and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

In 2015 Dorothy chaired a symposium on Reproducibility in Biomedical Science organised by the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Wellcome Trust, MRC, and BBSRC, and she chairs the Advisory Board of the UK Reproducibility Network. She maintains a popular blog, Bishopblog, which features posts on a wide range of topics, including those relevant to reproducibility.

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Kathryn Dally

Head of Research Ethics and Integrity

Kathryn Dally is the head of the Research Ethics and Integrity Team within Research Services at Oxford, which supports and manages the work of the University’s human research ethics committees. She is the University’s lead administrative contact point for matters related to the integrity of research at Oxford (as required by the UK Concordat to Support Research Integrity) and, as such, she provides advice on the assessment and investigation of allegations of research misconduct at Oxford.

Kathryn is an active member of the Russell Group Research Integrity Forum and of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) Research Integrity Thematic Group.

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David De Roure

Professor of e-Research

David De Roure is Professor of e-Research at the University of Oxford.

Focused on advancing digital scholarship, David works closely with multiple disciplines including social sciences (studying social machines), humanities (computational musicology and experimental humanities), engineering (Internet of Things), and computer science (large scale distributed systems and social computing). He has extensive experience in hypertext, Web Science, Linked Data, and Internet of Things.

Nicholas DeVito

DPhil Candidate in Health Sciences

Nick is a mixed-methods researcher studying topics in health policy mostly concerning research ethics and transparency.

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Laura Fortunato

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology

Laura Fortunato is Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. She is also an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and a member of its Science Steering Committee. Her research and teaching focus on the evolution of human social and cultural behaviour.

In the area of open research, Laura’s interests relate to the provision of training, and in particular to effective computing for reproducibility and the use of free and open source software. She is a founding member of the Steering Group of the UK Reproducibility Network, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Software Freedom Conservancy.

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David Gavaghan

Professor of Computational Biology

David Gavaghan works in the field of Mathematical and Computational Modelling, establishing and leading the Computational Biology Group, based principally within Oxford’s Department of Computer Science.

David is the Director of Graduate Studies for the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

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Verena Heise

NDPH Intermediate Fellow

Verena Heise holds an Intermediate Fellowship at the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, and she is based at the Big Data Institute.

In the area of open research, Verena’s interests focus on changing incentives to promote open research practices and on the provision of training, as one of the organisers of the Oxford | Berlin Summer School. Verena leads the Open Community theme for the Open Science working group at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, and she is on the Advisory Board for Credibility in Neuroscience at the British Neuroscience Association.

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Malika Ihle

Reproducible Research Oxford Coordinator

Malika Ihle is the Reproducible Research Oxford Coordinator, supporting the Steering Group in developing a comprehensive approach to open scholarship and reproducible research that extends across all disciplines, using both bottom-up and top-down strategies.

Malika holds a Master degree in Biology from Université de Bourgogne and Université du Québec à Montréal, and a PhD in Behavioral Ecology from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. During her post-docs at the University of Sheffield and University of Florida, she organised a post-conference symposium on open science, she co-authored an invited idea in the journal Behavioral Ecology titled “Striving for transparent and credible research: practical guidelines for behavioral ecologist”, and she developed and taught a graduate course guiding students through the scientific pipeline, from preregistration to a reproducible and open workflow.

Matt Jaquiery

DPhil Candidate in Experimental Psychology

Matt Jaquiery studies advice-taking and decision-making with Nick Yeung and the Attention and Cognitive Control lab, using a combination of behavioural experiments and computational models.

Matt is interested in a broad range of open science topics, and he helped compile the UKRN Primers on Preprints and Data Sharing. He organises ReproducibiliTea both locally in Oxford and globally as a member of the core team. He sits on the Experimental Psychology Open Science Committee.

Matt is responsible for the technical aspects of this website.

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Lisa Lodwick

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Archaeology

Lisa Lodwick is an archaeologist working on late prehistoric and Roman agricultural economies. Her interests lie in the use of archaeological datasets (plant remains, stable isotopes, archaeological sites) to reconstruct past farming practices.

Lisa is editor-in-chief of an open access journal Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal published by the Open Library of Humanities, and she works on improving data sharing and reuse practices in archaeology.

Sam Parsons

Post-doctoral Research Associate in Experimental Psychology

Sam Parsons is a postdoctoral research associate in the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience with Professor Elaine Fox. Sam is engaged in a number of open and reproducible research related activities. He helped created the ReproducibiliTea Journal Club in Oxford Experimental Psychology branch. He now also co-directs ReproducibiliTea global, and co-hosts the ReproducibiliTea podcast. Sam is also on the Experimental Psychology Open Science Committee, and part of the Steering Committee for a Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training (FORRT). One of FORRT’s goals is to curate open teaching materials and their pedagogies to support teachers wishing to incorporate open and reproducible research into their courses, as well as advocating for wide recognition and appreciation of those sharing their teaching materials.

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Irina Pavlova

DPhil Candidate in Literary Studies

Irina Pavlova is a DPhil Candidate in Literary Studies. She studies Russian Drama by Means of Digital Humanities and Social Network Analysis.

Nils Reimer

Post-doctoral Research Associate in Experimental Psychology

Nils is a social psychologist studying intergroup relations, intergroup contact, social inequality, and social change. He investigates these topics using advanced quantitative methods. At times, he teaches data visualization and multilevel modeling. He is one of the organisers of the ReprodubiliTea journal club held in the department of Experimental Psychology in Oxford.

Georgia Richards

DPhil Candidate in Health Sciences

I am a final year Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil/PhD) candidate investigating the use of strong pain medicines called opioids. I am an active member of OPeRA, Open Pain Research Advocacy and Appraisal, a team of early-career researchers, academics and clinicians based in Europe and Australia working collaboratively to improve research transparency and openness. I co-run the Oxford Primary Health Care ReproducibiliTea Journal Club and I am a Centre for Open Science (COS) Ambassador. I am the Editorial Registrar of BMJ Evidence Based Medicine. I am funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research (SPCR), the Naji Foundation and the Rotary Foundation. I have a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and First Class Honours in Pharmacology from the University of Queensland, Australia.

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Lucy Taylor

DPhil Candidate in Zoology and Junior Research Fellow

Lucy Taylor is a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church College, Oxford, based in the Oxford Tracking Group in the Department of Zoology. She is also a Research Associate of Save the Elephants.

Lucy’s main research interests centre around movement ecology, animal behaviour and human-wildlife interactions, particularly of African savannah elephants.

Paul Thompson

Post-doctoral Research Associate and Statistician

Paul is a statistician in Prof. Dorothy Bishop’s research group (OSCCI). His works covers a range of areas including: neuroimaging, RCTs, experimental design, genetics, and statistical method development. Paul is a Data Carpentry instructor and has taught at the BBSRC/Wellcome Trust funded ‘advanced methods for reproducible science’ residential courses (2018-2020). He also helps to organise the Oxford branch of Reproducibilitea Journal Clubs.

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Amy Warner May

Associate Director of Scholarly Resources, Bodleian Libraries

Amy Warner May is the Associate Director of Scholarly Resources at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.