About the Author
I am currently employed as a Senior Analyst/Demonstrator at the University of Southern Queensland.
I am responsible for the provision of advice and specialist input for the design, prototyping and implementation of systems which support open access research output and open educational resources. I study national and international open access policies and open educational resource policies and advise the University on how to best serve the wider community.
I have worked with systems and protocols which support research output, since 2006.During my career I have worked on various projects developing data migration software as well as installing, testing and configuring Institutional Repository (IR) software. I accepted the role of technical officer during the first round of the CAUL Australasian Institutional Repository Support Service (CAIRSS) project where I forged invaluable relationships and gained a national reputation for providing technical assistance while working closely with the Australian IR community and agencies such as the Australian Research Council (ARC). I have presented twice at the International Conference on Open Repositories and I am excited about continuing my work in the field of open access and open educational resources.