Kiera is the Research Data Manager at Cambridge University Press, where she leads the Press’s strategy and activities related to open research data. Her background is in organic chemistry, but after completing her PhD she has focused in recent years on open science and supporting greater access to and re-use of research outputs of all kinds.
In 2014 Kiera led an investigation into text and data mining (TDM) of PhD thesis content held by the British Library, and produced a comprehensive report on relevant legal, ethical and practical concerns for the Library. She later represented the British Library in the FutureTDM Horizon 2020 project, of which LIBER was also a partner. She was the primary author of the project’s practical guidelines for content licensees and supporting TDM at universities, as well as the FutureTDM’s final roadmap for stimulating greater uptake of TDM in Europe.
In her current role Kiera continues to coordinate with the University of Cambridge’s Library and Office of Scholarly Communications, and maintains a keen interest in supporting the needs of researchers and their institutions regarding data. To this end Cambridge University Press updated its policies in 2020 to be more permissive and supportive of TDM, and Kiera is excited to contribute to LIBER’s working group on applying data science and TDM in libraries to further support researchers in this area.