In line with its cross-disciplinary remit, RROx is run by a Steering Group 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DPhil Candidate in Health Sciences
Nick is a mixed-methods researcher studying topics in health policy mostly concerning research ethics and transparency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.