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.

RROx Fellows are involved in RROx by leading on specific initiatives.

An Advisory Board AB meets yearly with the Steering Group to monitor progress.

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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Manuel Berdoy

University Animals in Scientific Procedures Act Named Training Competency Officer

I am a zoologist, born in France, who has had the privilege to work with animals such as primates in Africa, reptiles in America and seals and penguins in Antarctica. I then moved up the alphabet by moving to Britain, eventually settling in Oxford where I worked with small mammals, the hardest of them all.

My interests, usually within an evolutionary framework, have ranged from animal social behaviour to parasite manipulation but, in the last 17 years, welfare (of animals), design (of experiments), reproducibility (of results) and education (in relevant fields of biomedical sciences).

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Aruna Bhaugeerutty

Manager of Digital Collections, Ashmolean Museum

Aruna manages the Digital Collections programme and team at the Ashmolean Museum and has been closely involved in the development and implementation of Oxford’s GLAM Digital Strategy. She is currently working on the delivery of the museum’s ambitious strategic aim to digitise 25% of its collections by 2020 as well as overseeing the implementation of new systems for collections and digital asset management. Successful projects include the Ashmolean Collection Online platform and its predecessor Eastern Art Online. Aruna is also a member of the National Digital Taskforce interested in the development of strategic approach to digitisation to enable global discovery of the nation’s collections. Aruna was previously based at Newcastle University conducting interdisciplinary research across the areas of contemporary art, music and cultural heritage on the emergence of sound art as a genre.

Lampros Bisdounis

DPhil candidate in Clinical Neurosciences

Lampros is a DPhil candidate working between the departments of clinical neuroscience and psychiatry. His work focuses on the mechanisms underlying sleep and circadian disruptions in bipolar disorder. His research is funded by the Oxford-MRC Doctoral Training Partnership and the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

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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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Megan Gooch

Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship & Digital Humanities Support

Megan works across and beyond Oxford to build effective working relationships within digital humanities. She is responsible for:
– Supporting teaching and research across the University in digital scholarship
– Developing the Centre for Digital Scholarship’s and Digital Humanities at Oxford programmes of events
– Fostering collaborative relationships in Digital Humanities across the University and with external partners.

Megan has previously worked in the museums and heritage sector as a curator at the British Museum and curator, learning producer, creative producer and research fellow at Historic Royal Palaces.

Cassandra Gould van Praag

Open Science Community Engagement Coordinator at WIN and Oxford Neuroscience

The main focus of my role is to generate opportunities for the research community to actively participate in and contribute to the open science infrastructure of the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) and Oxford Neuroscience by facilitating engagement with the WIN Open Neuroimaging Project. I also work between departments and alongside partners in other institutions to develop policies and recommendations for good governance around open science that work for individual facilities, across departmental boundaries within medical sciences, and then beyond into the wider University and national networks. Prior to this post, I provided magnetic resonance imaging support to the Oxford BRC Experimental Medicine Theme and the Psychopharmacology and Emotion Research Laboratory. Here I lead efforts to improve the efficiency and reproducibility of image analysis and experimental data collection by teaching good practice in computer programming and data management. Prior to joining Oxford, I was a postdoctoral researcher and project manager with Prof. Hugo Critchley at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, where I used MRI, experimental psychology and physiological monitoring to investigate the role of physiological arousal in cognitive and emotional processing, along with the impact of interoceptive abilities in modulating arousal-based processing in psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and schizophrenia. I completed my PhD in Informatics in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Anil Seth at the University of Sussex, where I investigated individual differences in synaesthesia using MRI and extensive exploration of the first person experience. I completed an MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology under the supervision of Prof. Geraint Rees at UCL, and a BSc in Biological Sciences (genetics and immunology) from the University of Brighton.

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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.

Malika is an Executive Committee member of the Society for Open Reliable Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary biology (SORTEE) and the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) local network lead at the University of Oxford.

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.

Niklas Johannes

Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute

I’m a Postdoc in the Adolescent Well-Being in the Digital Age program at the Oxford Internet Institute. Under the supervision of Andrew Przybylski, I study the effects of technology use on well-being and performance.

My PhD had a similar topic: Here, I investigated effects of constant connectedness on performance and well-being. In my research, I follow Open Science practices. That means I preregister all studies and make materials, data, and analyses publicly available.

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Hopin Lee

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in NDORMS

Hopin Lee is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences. He is a catalyst member of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, and is one of the founders of OPeRA (Open Pain Research Advocacy and Appraisal). Hopin’s research on research attempts to find ways of shifting policies to enable and incentivise transparency and reproducibility.

Thibault Lestang

Research Software Engineer

Following a PhD in computational physics, Thibault joined the Oxford Research Software Engineering group, driven by a strong belief that academia can vastly benefit from research software experts. As a research software engineer, Thibault provides research software expertise across divisions, from morning code reviews to long term software development in collaboration with researchers. Thibault is an advocate for free/libre and open source software in academia, and is currently involved in setting up a FLOSS network in Oxford. Feel free to get in touch with him if interested!

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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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Jonathan Prag

Professor of Ancient History

Jonathan is an ancient historian, who read Classics at Oxford, and ancient history and archaeology at UCL, before teaching at Leicester and then returning to Oxford. Much of his work focuses on ancient Rome and Sicily, his research is increasingly concentrated on ancient inscriptions (the study of epigraphy), and the application of digital humanities methods to ancient history and epigraphy. He currently holds an ERC Advanced Grant (‘Crossreads: Text, materiality, and multiculturalism at the crossroads of the ancient Mediterranean’ which is devoted to the exploration of ancient Sicily through the application of digital methods to the surviving textual record. Particularly through his I.Sicily project, he is committed to championing the development of open data in ancient world studies.

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.

Olly Robertson

Research Assistant in Experimental Psychology

Olly Robertson is a research assistant in the Emotions and Social Relations Lab with Professor Brian Parkinson and Dr Danielle Shore. In this role, her work focuses on how emotion regulation influences trust and cooperation between people. Olly is also a doctoral researcher in the Centre for Psychological Research at Keele University, where her work explores the psychophysiological mechanisms through which speech acts as an emotion regulation strategy in daily life. She co-founded the Consortium for Research About Profanity (CRAP), a multidisciplinary, international research group interested in undertaking open and reproducible research relating to swearing. Olly is an organizing member of ReproducibiliTea Oxford and is interested in advances and applications of open science practices in research and pedagogical practice.

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Susanna A Sansone

Associate Professor, Engineering Science; Associate Director, Oxford e-Research Centre

Since the 2000, Susanna works in research data management and scholarly publishing. She is one of the FAIR Principles authors, founder of FAIRsharing and founding editor of Springer Nature’s Scientific Data journal. Her Data Readiness group (of researcher software engineers and data experts) researches and develops methods, tools and services to improve data reuse, transparency and integrity. She is also a PI with a portfolio of UKRI, Wellcome, EC, IMI (private-public partnerships) and USA-NIH research and infrastructure projects.

Michael Schlussel

Senior Medical Statistician for EQUATOR and NDORMS

Michael Schlussel is a senior medical statistician at the UK EQUATOR Centre and in the Centre for Statistics in Medicine based in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Muskuloskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) in Oxford. He focuses on methodological research to improve medical investigation and scholarly communication. He regularly teaches subjects related to research design, conduct, statistical analysis and reporting, both at the divisional and departmental level at the University of Oxford. He is also a member of the editorial board for the journals Neurosurgery and Evidence.

James Smith

Post-doctoral Research Associate in NDORMS

James is a postdoctoral scientist in Prof Andrew Carr’s group in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS). He is also part of the National Institute for Health Research Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (NIH OxBRC). He is interested in a range of meta-research, with ongoing projects relating to risk of bias in clinical studies, prediction of drug approval, and methods for analysis of preclinical data. He has given an introductory open science workshop to graduate students in NDORMS.

Sandra Tamm

Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow in Psychiatry

Sandra has a Medical Degree (2013) and PhD in Medical Science (2019) from the Karolinska Institute. She is a visiting academic at University of Oxford since December 2019, funded by fellowship grants from the Swedish Brain Foundation and Swedisch Society of Medicine, and affiliated with the Department of Clinical Neuroscience of the Karolinska Institute. Her research focuses on the impact of poor sleep on psychiatric disorders using translational methods, including experimental sleep studies, brain imaging and treatment studies. She is also a training doctor in psychiatry.

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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.

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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.

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Rowan Wilson

Research Support Service Manager, IT Services

Rowan manages the Research Support team at IT Services. He has been involved in open tech, open source and open content for almost two decades, supporting researchers in Oxford and across the UK as part of projects like OSS Watch, OpenSpires and the Oxford Text Archive. In the last century he was a web developer, journalist and writer, among other things.