Teams that advance Open Research at Surrey
The Library's Open Research, Content and Faculty Engagement teams work in partnership with staff and students from faculties across the University to create the Open Research community at Surrey.
The following teams consist of experts both in their field and in their particular area of Open Research. So they will advance, support, and facilitate Open Research at Surrey holistically, while also being equipped to find the most helpful answer for your specific needs. You can also find details of our Open Research Champions.
For help and enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. No matter how complex or niche, your enquiry will be directed to the right person.
Library and Learning Services
Open Research team
Dr Montserrat Rodriguez-Marquez
Open Research Manager (Infrastructure and Open Content)
Areas of expertise: setting up and developing Open Research services, Open Access publishing and transitional agreements, ORCID/identifiers, e-theses
I have a PhD in Translation Studies from the University of Surrey. I worked jointly with my colleague, Christine Daoutis, on Open Access for 10 years, before taking on the joint role of Open Research manager. In my current role I am responsible for team management and strategy for all Open Research services, with a focus on infrastructure and open content.
Over the years I led the development of the e-theses policies and service, set up the OA publishing service (APCs), and delivered several infrastructure projects.
In my current role, I am excited to contribute to the transition to fairer OA publishing, and to help develop seamless infrastructure for Open Research.
Twitter handle: @SurreyOR
Dr Michelle Willows
Research Data Librarian
Areas of expertise: All aspects of Research Data Management from initial data planning and collection, through to storage, sharing and final archiving/preservation including the generation of Data Management Plans and provision of training
I have a PhD in high velocity impact of composites from the Aeronautics Department at Imperial College and have worked for them as a consultant (ICON) on various EU and DSTL funded programmes. Most of my career has been ensconced in science/technology whilst working at BAeSEMA, Logica and QinetiQ on large scale National and EU collaborative programmes, where I performed complex numerical modelling simulations generating substantial quantities of data. More recently I have joined the Open Research Team at the University of Surrey where I now advise on all aspects of research data management ranging from more general enquiries regarding our repository to specific metadata creation for a variety of outputs including papers/articles, datasets, software code, etc. I also help generate and review of Data Management Plans both for grant applications/bids and research deliverables.
Bibliometrics Support Officer
Areas of expertise: Scival, Scopus, author profiles in these systems and helping curate, specialised bibliometrics reports when requested
I joined the Open Research team about two years ago, working in the specialist area of bibliometrics. I currently also work in the content team of the library handling e-resource queries and maintaining access to our online e-books, journals and databases.
Areas of expertise: Open Access
I joined the library in November 2020. My focus is on Open Access including APCs, repository deposits and e-theses.
Areas of expertise: Creation and editing of records and metadata in the University repository, including journal articles, conference papers and e-theses
I joined the Open Research team in 2016. Since then, my main area of responsibility has been the processing of papers and e-theses submitted to the repository.
Content and Faculty Engagement team
Faculty Librarian (FASS)
Areas of expertise: Supporting academic staff and postgraduate researchers with their teaching, research and learning requirements, and developing our library collections in line with these.
I joined the Faculty Librarian team in January 2023, after spending the past 8 years working as the Library Customer Services Team Leader, responsible for front of house operations. Open Research is a fairly new area for me, so I’m looking forward to working with colleagues across the University in partnership with our Open Research team to help showcase the benefits of Open Research practices.
Faculty Librarian (FHMS)
Areas of expertise: Search strategy design, advanced database searching techniques, analysis of literature search results to identify: subject area funders, potential collaborators, prominent authors and affiliated research centres.
In my role as Faculty Librarian and drawing on my background in higher education libraries for over 8 years, I support researchers in discovering the many benefits of Open Research practices. I provide training offered via the Doctoral College’s Researcher Development Programme and guidance on search strategy design and reporting, encouraging researchers to adopt methods that will enhance the discoverability, transparency and reproducibility of their work.
Content Coordinator (Open Access)
Areas of expertise: Open Access, publisher agreements, article processing charges (APCs), and the University repository
I joined the Content Team at the start of 2022 having previously worked in the library for ten years in the Customer Services team. As Content Coordinator (Open Access) I work with both the Content and Open Research Teams. My aim is to help us lead a joined-up approach to all areas of our work including enquiry management and assessing publisher agreements.
Research Culture and Integrity team
Professor Emily Farran
UKRN Institutional Lead / Professor of Cognitive Development, School of Psychology
Areas of expertise: Preregistration, Registered Reports, open data, ORCID, preprints
I work with academics and professional services to develop and broaden understanding and awareness of Open Research practices across the University. Together, we are working to further advance our research culture of excellence, openness and transparency. Across the consortium of UKRN institutions and the UK Reproducibility Network, we take a harmonised approach of sharing effective training, initiatives and practices, to accelerate the uptake of high-quality Open Research practices across the UK.
In my own research, I pre-register my projects and openly share my data when possible.
Twitter handle: @ekfarran
Project Officer in Research Culture and Open Research School of Psychology
Areas of expertise: applications of Open Research in animal behaviour and welfare science; open code, data and materials
I am a Doctoral Researcher in the field of Comparative Psychology.
In my role as Project Officer, I am working towards growing and embedding Open Research in institutional practice and culture. As an animal behaviour scientist, I am particularly interested in how Open Research practices can contribute to improved welfare of animals used in research.
In my own work as a researcher, I share code and data via online repositories and submit research to journals that offer Open Access publishing.
Twitter handle: @ATKorzeniowska
Open Research Working Group
The Working Group is an action-oriented team of researchers and professional services. Aligned with the University of Surrey Open Research Strategy and Action plan, the group’s central aim is to advance Open Research practice across the University, with the goal of making the processes and products of research at the University of Surrey as transparent, accessible and reproducible as possible.
Open Research Champions
Open Research Champions are a group of researchers who promote and advocate Open Research within their Schools and Departments, are knowledgeable of where to find information on Open Research practices, and facilitate the adoption of Open Research practices within their research communities.
Open Research Champions also play an important role in supporting the Open Research Team in producing discipline-specific training materials in various areas of Open Research.
You can contact your Open Research Champion with any Open Research related queries, and the Champion will be able to point you towards the information or resources you require.
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Prof. John Varcoe
Professor in Materials Chemistry and Director of Research
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing)
Prof. Yi-Zhe Song
Professor of Computer Vision and Machine Learning; Programme Lead of MSc in Artificial Intelligence
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (Advanced Technology Institute - Electronics)
Prof. Ravi Silva
Director, Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and Head of NanoElectronics Centre
School of Maths and Physics (Advanced Technology Institute – Physics)
Dr. Marian Florescu
Reader; Director of Research and Innovation Physics Department
School of Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Dr. Devendra Saroj
Reader and Head of Centre for Environmental Health and Engineering (CEHE), Director of Research - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
School of Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Centre for Environment and Sustainability)
Prof. Richard Murphy
Professor of Life Cycle Assessment, Programme Director - CES Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability, University Sustainability Research Theme Champion
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Prof. Charley Wu
Professor of Chemical Engineering
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (Computer Science)
Prof. Nishanth Sastry
Professor, Director of Research
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing; Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI)
Prof. Adrian Hilton
Director Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI Director of Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (Institute for Communication Systems)
Prof. Rahim Tafazolli
Head of the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS)
School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Prof. Patrick Gruber
Professor in Advanced Vehicle Systems Engineering, MES Director of Research
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (Advanced Technology Institute – Electronics)
Dr. Vlad Stolojan
|FEPS||School of Maths and Physics||Prof. Gavin Lotay||Director of Research and Innovation|
|FEPS||School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering||Dr. Nicola Beresi|
Lecturer in Orbital Mechanics, Surrey Space Centre
School of Biosciences and Medicine
Prof. Derk-Jan Dijk
Professor of Sleep and Physiology, Director Surrey Sleep Research Centre
School of Psychology
Dr. Chrissie Jones
Director of Research
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Christopher Basu
Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy
School of Health Sciences
Prof. Emma Ream
Director of Health Sciences Research
|FASS||GSA||Prof. Robert Shaughnessy||Director of Research|
|FASS||Department of Politics||Dr. Alex Leveringhaus||Lecturer in Political Theory; Co-Director, Centre for International Intervention|
School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management
Dr. Yoo Ri Kim
School of Economics
Dr. Esteban Jaimovich
Reader in Economics
Department of Music and Media
Prof. David Frohlich
Director - Digital World Research Centre, Research Director & Impact Officer - Department of Music and Media, Professor of Interaction Design
Surrey Business School
Dr. Carla Bonina
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
School of Literature and Languages
Dr. Carl Thompson
Reader in English Literature
School of Law
Prof. Francesco Giglio
Professor of Civil and Private Law
Director of Research
Department of Sociology
Prof. Rob Meadows
Director of Research
Surrey Institute of Education
Dr. Karen Gravett
Senior Lecturer in Higher Education; Director of Research; Director of the PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in HE and AFHEA pathway