Open Access Week

“Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”

October 22, 2019 – London, UK

Open Access Week

Join us at our London AlphaBeta office for a very scientific happy hour, sponsored by Elsevier.

About the event

To celebrate Open Access Week, we are hosting an event at the Mendeley AlphaBeta office for an evening of networking drinks and discussions about trust in research. You’ll get to meet fellow researchers and organizations promoting diversity, and take a sneak peek “behind the scenes” where the team developing Mendeley – the reference manager and social network – works its magic. Spots are limited so make sure you register to secure your place!

Register here


  • Open doors: 18:30
  • Talk starts at: 19:15
  • Expected end: 21:00

Travel and venue

3rd Floor, AlphaBeta Building
2 Worship Street
London EC2A 1BR
United Kingdom


Our speakers for the evening will be Adrian Mulligan, Research Director at Elsevier, and Emily Jesper-Mir, Head of partnerships and governance at Sense about Science. Elsevier have worked with Sense about Science to focus their latest Trust in Research study on better understanding the impact of increased information volumes on workload and resultant coping mechanisms.

Adrian MulliganAdrian has more than 20 years' experience in STM publishing, much of that time spent in research. He oversees research programs used to drive action in the business and to help shape Elsevier strategy. The Customer Insights team works in partnership with external groups to deepen understanding of the scholarly landscape across the industry. He has presented on a range of research-related topics at various conferences, including STM, ESOF, AAP, SSP, APE and ALPSP. Mulligan's background is in archaeology; he has a BA Honours degree and a master's of science from the University of Leicester. He also has a diploma in Market Research from the Market Research Society.

Emily heads up Sense about Science’s public engagement programme helping scientists to communicate difficult research findings simply and accurately. She also leads their peer review programme, which includes chairing their peer review workshops for early career researchers. Emily came to Sense about Science following a successful career in scientific publishing. She was the managing editor of the international, peer reviewed journal BJOG for five years, a publication of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She also worked as assistant editor at the Novartis Foundation, a small science charity promoting excellence in science, as well as spending two years as a biological patent analyst for Thomson Scientific. She has a degree in Biological Science from UMIST, Manchester.

Open Access at Elsevier

Here are 10 ways in which we support open access

Read more