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Adrian Price

Adrian Price is coordinator of the SCIENCE Research Documentation unit at University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science and Pure coordinator for the Copenhagen University Library.

Adrian is a graduate from the Royal School of Library and Information Science. He has been working with Pure since its inception at Danish universities in 2005, and has specifically worked with the first metadata model, which is the basis of the present model in use at Danish universities. The SCIENCE Research Documentation unit registers publications for Faculty's researchers in Pure and conducts bibliometric analyses for Faculty for use in strategy at the Faculty of Science as well as for research and budgetary planning for Faculty departments. Adrian is one of the initiators of the Danish Research Indicator Network.

Brian Kirkegaard Lunn

Brian Kirkegaard Lunn, Pure Product Manager, Elsevier holds a Bachelor, Masters and PhD degree in Library and Information Science. He continued at the Royal School of Library and Information Science to work as an Assistant Professor in the research areas of Bibliometrics, Information Seeking Behavior and Information Architecture. Brian was subsequently hired by Aalborg University to work on Pure as a system administrator and do further development. At Aalborg University, Brian was involved in generating research intelligence from Pure for university management at all levels. Now, he is a Product Manager for Pure, and along with the other members of the Product Management team, he is responsible for new features developed in Pure.

Claire Carroll

Claire Carroll, University of Strathclyde,  currently works as Research Integrity & Compliance Manager in Research & Knowledge Exchange Services (RKES) a role aimed at increasing research quality through devising and implementing University policies and processes based on a deep understanding of Research Integrity policy at UK and International level including in research data management, research misconduct, and responsible conduct in research. In addition to advising the University on the impact of policy changes on research; the role incorporates project management of an evolving portfolio of strategic projects and services including the Research Data Management & Sharing (RDMS) team. The RDMS team is responsible for supporting researchers to reduce risk in relation to their research data throughout research and comply with external funder mandates to share research data. They have implemented infrastructure, systems, guidance, training and support for researchers in relation to best practice in research data management. The team’s role now is to support researchers to achieve best practice and continually review the institutional provision for researcher in relation to research data management and sharing, as well as monitoring compliance with external mandates. The RDMS team is deliberately cross-functional involving specialists from RKES, ISD Library and ISD Infrastructure.

Ms Carroll has previously managed European funded projects in a not-for-profit environment and also worked as the Pure System Administrator in the 18 months following its introduction at University of Strathclyde. She has led working groups as part of the Pure UK User Group including leading the Datasets working group (now SIG) since 2014. She is an alumni of the University of Strathclyde having completed her undergraduate degree in Marketing & Economics in 2001.

Douglas Picadio

Douglas Picadio is the Pure Product Manager for North America, with a focus on the Pure Portal, Search and Fingerprinting.  He has over 18 years of experience in the information, data and software industries. His roles have included product management and development, consulting, marketing and sales.  Doug has worked with a varied market base including clients within academic, commercial lines insurance, utilities, leasing and financial services sectors.  Prior to joining Elsevier, Doug held positions with Experian and SunGard/Fidelity.

JC Heyneke

Senior Vice President, Products Management Pure

Research Products, Elsevier

JC Heyneke is responsible for Elsevier’s Pure product and business – the world’s leading research information management system helping universities in more than 30 countries to unlock research potential.

Prior to this role he oversaw the global sales strategy, business development, and sales operations for Elsevier Research Solutions Sales. As SVP for Sales Effectiveness he evolved Elsevier’s go-to-market approach to best serve our 10,000 customers in academia, governments and companies.

Before joining Elsevier, JC was an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company, a strategy consultancy, serving customers in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. JC started his career as a researcher with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa and also worked for a number of years as a software engineer, both in South Africa and in the United States.

He holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York, as well as engineering and commerce degrees from the universities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Laura Turner

Laura currently works as Research Systems Project Officer within the Research Strategy and Support Team at the University of Manchester. Her role involves providing day to day management of Pure, overseeing user support, training, system upgrades and testing. Laura has worked for The University of Manchester for 9 years in a number of system support roles, including work within the University’s Business Engagement Team and Central Finance Team. Prior to her work at The University of Manchester, Laura worked for 8 years in the banking sector, providing banking support to corporate and larger business customers. Laura is a graduate of The University of Manchester, having being awarded a BA (Hons) in Economics and Social Sciences.

Lita Denny

Lita is currently Head of Research Support Services and the Research Strategy and Support Team at the University of Manchester. Her career in Higher Education began 21 years ago and she held a variety of roles associated with commercial activity, technology transfer and funding development at Manchester Metropolitan University and UMIST before joining the University of Manchester in 2002. Her roles at Manchester have ranged across supporting volunteering, public engagement and business engagement activity and she joined the Directorate of Research and Business Engagement Support Services in 2004 taking up her current role in 2010. Lita has a Masters in Marketing Communications and prior to her HE career she worked in the public sector, manufacturing and financial services sectors. Lita held a Directorship with the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) between 2008 and 2011 and she is currently Chair of the Research Councils UK, Research Organisations Consultation Group.

Malene Knudsen

Malene Knudsen has been working with Pure for more than 16 years, both as a power user and as a key part of the Pure team. She has spent the last four years as a part of the Pure Support team, with a special focus on Pure training and quality assurance. Prior to join the team, she was a Pure Administrator
at Aalborg University. Malene holds a degree in Library Science from the Royal School of Library Science in Denmark.

Manya Buchan

Manya joined the Pure team as a Product Manager in 2014, and along with the other members of the Product Management team, is responsible for new features developed in Pure, including Reporting and Research Assessment functionality.

Prior to joining Elsevier, Manya worked at the University of Edinburgh, acting as the business lead for the procurement and implementation of Pure, and managing the University’s REF2014 and RAE2008 research assessment submissions.

Manya has a BA (Hons) in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University and a MBA from the University of Edinburgh.

Paul Jones

Paul Jones, Research Systems Manager at Aston University, has been working with PURE for the last 2.5 years. He is responsible for administration of the system, developing interest in, and skills for, using PURE as well as producing accurate, usable management information. Paul operates as part of the Research and Knowledge Exchange Team within Aston and works closely with Library and IT Services staff to ensure that PURE is promoted continuously, supported effectively and that it meets the needs of users.

Prior to this role, Paul has worked in various sectors across roles including human resources, training and business development. He has a particular interest in training, motivating and coaching others. Paul has a BSc (Hons) in Behavioral Science from Glamorgan University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Glamorgan University and an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Cardiff University.

Rebecca Bryant

Rebecca Bryant, PhD, serves as Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research where she engages with library leaders worldwide through the OCLC Research Library Partnership and leads collaborative research on research information management (RIM).

Rebecca previously served as the project leader for the RIM implementation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she led a campus-wide effort to implement the Elsevier Pure research information management system. She has also served as Director of Community at ORCID and spent a decade in the University of Illinois Graduate College as Assistant Dean.

Renze Brandsma

Renze Brandsma is Head of the division Digital Services of the University Library of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). In the previous years Renze worked as head of the Digital Production Centre of the same library and as project manager digital services and information specialist for various organisations. He graduated from the University of Leiden with a master’s degree in Chemistry and a post-graduate diploma in librarianship.

The division Digital Services is responsible for: the IT management of the library and information systems; the development and innovation of the digital services of the library; and to create, make available and archive digital publications and databases for scientists and knowledge organisations.

One of the responsibilities is the management of Pure and the Service ‘Research registration’. In Pure, researchers of UvA and AUAS can register their publications and other research output. It can also be used to create reports on research results (e.g. publications) and about researchers (e.g. prizes and special appointments). http://uba.uva.nl/en/

Scott Rutherford

Scott joined Queen’s University as Director of Research and Enterprise in November 2010. He provides strategic oversight for the development of the research base and the delivery of knowledge exchange activities both within the region and beyond. During his time at Queen’s, Scott has led the University’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 submission, developed major international partnerships with companies such as Petronas and has delivered the University’s highest levels of research commercialisation revenues (£35m in 2015/16). Scott leads a team of nearly 70 professionals and is a member of the University’s Executive Leadership Team.

Before joining Queen’s, Scott spent several years at Imperial College London leading academic research activities within the Faculty of Medicine and latterly as Research Office Head and Programme Director for the development of research information systems. Scott oversaw the successful delivery of a number of major system projects supporting business intelligence, research management and research commercialisation. Scott has also held a number of posts within research strategy and policy development, working for the UK Medical Research Council and for the Higher Education Funding Council for England, where latterly he played a key role in developing the Research Excellence Framework (REF) programme.

Scott is a non-executive Board Member of Invest Northern Ireland, the region’s economic development agency and has contributed to economic, innovation and smart specialisation strategies in recent years. Scott is also a member of the Northern Ireland Science and Industry Panel (MATRIX), the Northern Ireland Science Park Leadership Board and holds an MBA from Imperial College London.

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor is a Scholarly Communications Librarian at The University of Manchester Library. Scott has been involved in the development of services in support of Open Access at Manchester since 2008. He is currently responsible for supporting academics at Manchester to comply with the new HEFCE Open Access Policy; managing the uptake of ORCIDs at the University of Manchester; as well as providing advice and training on matters relating to the academic and societal impact of researchers and their outputs.

Yulia Falkovich

Yulia Falkovich, PhD is the head for Research Intelligence and Publications Department, Science and Innovation Office, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU).

As a head of Research Intelligence and Publications Department, she is responsible for research visibility of TPU, research output, building strategies to allocate funds on research as well as initiating and developing programs to boost scholarly communications and publishing papers in high-impact journals since the inception of the Department in 2014. TPU as one of the top-15 Universities in Russia has been using Elsevier Research Intelligence Tools since 2013 (Scopus, Scival, PURE). Yulia Falkovich is initiator of PURE implementation at TPU and she is responsible for data management and promotion of the portal.  She has worked for 3 years in an international research project management and organization of research networks between TPU scientists and researchers from partner-Universities. She is a co-author of more than 30 research publications with the foreign scientists and managers as well as a project leader in internationalization of research and innovation activities of TPU scientists. The projects have been funded from institutional, governmental and international grant.