lecturers 2014

Éric Archambault
Science-Metrix, Canada

Éric Archambault is President and CEO of Science-Metrix and has been a passionate student, analyst, and researcher in the evaluation and measurement of science, technology, and innovation for 25 years. With his extensive knowledge of quantitative methods and the issues surrounding the evolution and monitoring of research, education and S&T policy, Dr. Archambault has directed well over 100 S&T evaluation-, measurement- and policy-related projects during his 10 years as head of Science-Metrix. Éric graduated in Science, Technology and Society from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and obtained an M.Sc. in Science, Technology, and Industrialisation, and a D.Phil. in S&T Policy Studies at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU, University of Sussex, UK). Dr. Archambault is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association and a Fellow at the Centre for Innovation Studies (THESIS, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada). He is also a lifetime member of the ISSI (International Society for Scientometrics & Infometrics) and sits on the editorial board of the Scientometrics journal. Thanks to his initiative, the Science and Technology Indicator Conference (STI, as known as the “Leiden Conference”) was held outside Europe for the first time in Montreal from September 6 to 9, 2012 with Éric as co-chair .

Nicola De Bellis
Medical Library - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Graduated in philosophy at the University of Bari, Italy, De Bellis obtained a PhD in history of science in 1998 with a doctoral dissertation on Renaissance natural history. Seven years later, that job provided the background for an Italian prize-winning manuscript on the role of bibliographic citations in the scientific communication system. Having joined a medical library in 2002, he has been working since then on the boundary line between information science, history and philosophy of science. He currently acts as a consultant on bibliometric databases to the academic personnel of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Linda Butler
College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University, Australia

Linda Butler holds visiting positions with the Australian National University (School Visitor) and the University of Newcastle (Conjoint Professor) and undertakes contract bibliometric assessments as an independent consultant.  She is a leading authority on bibliometric analysis, and has been engaged in the theoretical and empirical study of research evaluation for over 25 years.  Her findings on the effects of using publication counts to determine the distribution of research funding to universities have had significant public policy impact. She was a founding member of the Performance Indicators Project, set up at the Australian National University in 1988, and from 1999-2009 was head of the Research Evaluation and Policy Project, which took over and expanded the work of that unit.  She is on the editorial boards of Scientometrics and Research Evaluation and has served on the scientific committee of numerous ISSI and S&TI conferences.

Ms Butler expertise is widely sought and she has participated in many international expert working groups on indicators, most recently those established by the Council of the Canadian Academies, the OECD, the Higher Education Funding Council of England, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.  She chaired the Metrics Working Group set up by the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training to develop the Research Quality Framework, and also advised the Australian Research Council on the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative, which has been operational since 2010.

Her research interests include assessing quantitative measures of research performance, with a particular interest in measures for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; using bibliometric techniques to map the organisational structure of national research landscapes, and analyse the relative strengths and weaknesses; the assessment of the impact of research in the broader community, outside academia; and the impact on institutions of the arrival of scholars who have been awarded highly-funded grants from eminent scholars programs.

Álvaro Cabezas
Grupo EC3 - Universidad de Granada EC3metrics & sexenios.com , Spain

Álvaro Cabezas Clavijo is a bibliometrician at the consulting firm, EC3metrics. He holds a PHd in Social Sciences and a Master in Scientific Information by the University of Granada (Spain). As a member of EC3metrics and the EC3 research group, he has conducted a number of bibliometric assessments and produced several reports to universities, government bodies and R+D organizations. He has published papers about Science 2.0, altmetrics, information sources (such as the Google Scholar family) and about the Spanish national assessment system.

Álvaro is a cofounder of the university spin-off EC3metrics, devoted to research evaluation by bibliometric means. He also cofounded sexenios.com, a consulting service which supports scholars with their academic promotion processes. He attended as a student the ESSS 2012 conference at Leuven.

Arthur Eger

Customer Development Manager, Elsevier BV

Arthur Eger is responsible for organizing User Education activities for Academic institutions and Governmental organizations in the German speaking countries. He previously worked in various roles for leading publishers and the University of Utrecht (Holland). Arthur is author of a number of articles on issues on library and information science and bibliometrics and holds a MSc (with distinction) from the University of Glamorgan (UK), where he is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration.

Ulrike Felt
Head of Department and Professor of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna, Austria

Ulrike Felt is Professor of Science and Technology Studies, head of the STS Department at the University of Vienna, and Vice-Dean for Research of the Faculty of Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in physics/mathematics and a /habilitation/ in Science and Technology Studies/Sociology of Science. Her research focuses on knowledge politics, changing research cultures including questions of responsible innovation, institutional transformations with special focus on universities, as well as on issues of governance, democracy and public participation in technoscience. She has published widely in these areas.
She has been invited professor at numerous universities, has been and is involved in policy advice to the European Commission, to the European Science Foundation as well as to national bodies and is serving on a number of advisory boards of academic institutions as well as on editorial boards of journals. From July 2002 to June 2007 she was editor-in-chief of the international peer-reviewed Journal /Science, Technology, & Human Values/.

Sarah Heeffer
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Sarah Heeffer studied Germanic philology and received a diploma in library and information science in 2001. She is a member of the ECOOM staff at KU Leuven since 2007. At ECOOM she is active in pre-bibliometrics and since 2011 she is also doing research in bibliometrics. Her topics of interest are author-identification methods and the empirical analysis of download and citation processes. Since 2013 she is Assistant Editor of the international scientific journal Scientometrics, and assumes administrative tasks for the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI).

Jörg Hellwig

Customer Consultant Research Management, Elsevier B.V.

PhD in Chemistry Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany. Several years experience in Pharmaceutical Business. Since six years with Elsevier in various roles serving Research Focused Institutions in Europe.
Currently working as Customer Consultant Research Management – expert in our Research Intelligence portfolio tools like Scopus, SciVal, Pure and helping our users to maximize the value from these products.

Evangelia Lipitakis
Research Analytics Consultant, Thomson Reuters

Since 2013, Evangelia has been a research analytics consultant for European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) higher educational institutions, research institutions and research assessment funding bodies (governmental/private) for the Scientific & Scholarly Research (SSR) division of Thomson Reuters. Evangelia holds a Master’s degree in Management Science and a Ph.D. in Bibliometrics, and specializes in the area of academic research performance evaluation and quantitative methodologies for measuring research performance. Her publications can be found indexed in the Web of Science.

Henk Moed
Senior Scientific Advisor, Elsevier

Henk F. Moed is Senior Scientific Advisor at Elsevier in Amsterdam as from 1 February 2010. He is a former senior staff member, - and during the last few months before his departure, a full professor of research assessment methodologies –  at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), in the Department (Faculty) of Social Sciences at Leiden University, as from 1986. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Science Studies at the University of Leiden in 1989. He has been active in numerous research topics, including: the creation of bibliometric databases from raw data from Thomson Scientific’s Web of Science and Elsevier’s Scopus; analysis of inaccuracies in citation matching; assessment of the potentialities and pitfalls of journal impact factors; the development and application of science indicators for the measurement of research performance in the basic natural- and life sciences; the use of bibliometric indicators as a tool to assess peer review procedures; the development and application of performance indicators in social sciences and humanities; studies of the effects of ‘Open Access’ upon research impact and studies of patterns in ‘usage’ (downloading) behaviour of users of electronic scientific publication warehouses; studies of the effects of the use of bibliometric indicators upon scientific authors and journal publishers. He published over 50 research articles, and is editor of several journals in his field. He is a winner of the Derek de Solla Price Award in 1999. He published in 2005 a monograph, Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation (Springer, 346 pp.), which is one of the very few textbooks in the field.

Philip Purnell
Scientometrics Consultant, Thomson Reuters

Philip Purnell read Human Biology and earned a Masters degree in Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychiatry in London and subsequently held a post graduate research post in the field of Neuroimmunology at the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Germany. He then joined the pharmaceutical industry and from there moved into the scientific, technical and medical publishing field in continental Europe. He held a global role managing relationships with scientific key opinion leaders, research institutions and medical societies for a STM publishing house acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2007.

Within Thomson Reuters, Philip worked with academic and governmental research institutions and funding bodies across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia on strategies to manage and evaluate their research output and performance. He has supported the scientometrics research community to advance their studies of scientific output and impact and continues to play a key role in this field.

Gunnar Sivertsen

Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), Oslo, Norway

Gunnar Sivertsen is a Research Professor at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) in Oslo. He is specialized in studies of scholarly publishing and in the development and use of bibliometric indicators for statistics, evaluation, funding, and science policy. Sivertsen has a doctoral degree in Scandinavian literature from the University of Oslo.

Daniel Sirtes
Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ), Germany

studied philosophy and biology in Zurich, Konstanz, Tel-Aviv and Berlin. After his diploma in neurobiology he was both a research assistant at the Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science at the University of Hannover and a member of the graduate school “Entering the Knowledge Society” at the Institute for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Bielefeld. In 2002-3 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, and at the History and Philosophy of Science Department of the University of Pittsburgh. 2005-2010 he was a research associate in the Swiss National Science Foundation’s project “Quality Assessment, Expertise and Decision-Making in Scientific Research: Criteria, Procedures, and Social Organization” at the Programme for Science Studies at the University of Basel in Switzerland. In July 2011 Daniel Sirtes joined the iFQ team.

Bart Thijs
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), Dept MSI, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Bart Thijs is a research expert in bibliometrics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. In 1999 he graduated at the same university in Psychology with a specialization in Statistics. He spent several years in industry as a statistical consultant, there he gained experience in the application of automated data analysis. In 2002 he joined the newly created policy research centre on R&D statistics at the K.U.Leuven. In 2009 he received his PhD from the Leiden University. Nowadays he is a senior researcher at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM). He works on mapping of science based on the application of hybrid techniques.

Tihomir Tsenkulovski
Customer Education and Pre-Sales Specialist, Thomson Reuters

Tihomir Tsenkulovski is a Customer Education Specialist at Thomson Reuters. He attained his Master’s degree at the Fletcher School, Tufts University as a Fulbright scholar and studied Strategic management at Harvard Business School. He was a DAAD fellow in Economics at the Humboldt University in Berlin. During his graduate career, he served as a research assistant at Harvard Law School and led a research project at the University of Pennsylvania.
Upon the completion of his degree Tihomir gained experience as an advisor at the United Nations and spent two years as a strategy consultant in the international division of Scholastic Inc. in New York City where he delivered strategy recommendations to the senior management on expanding operations in South America, Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. He subsequently managed all research and communication functions on an international project at the International Finance Corporation – the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group – where he facilitated the communication among various departments and partner organizations, produced research papers and policy statements on sustainability-related topics, reported to a high-level working group, conceived a toolkit for the use of small- and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries, organized and co-facilitated multi-stakeholder workshops in the Philippines, Colombia, Kenya, Lebanon and Serbia.

He is currently a specialist of Thomson Reuters products and services dedicated to academic and government research institutions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, East and Central Europe such as the Web of Knowledge and other scientific solutions in the life sciences, intellectual property and research evaluation and ensures customers’ understanding of the value and functionalities of these intelligent information solutions.

Anthony van Raan
CWTS - Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Ton (A.F.J.) van Raan is Professor of Quantitative Studies of Science. Founder and until 2010 Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, Netherlands. After his retirement as Director of CWTS, he remained research professor. He studied mathematics, physics and astronomy at Utrecht University. PhD in Physics, Utrecht (1973). Post-doctoral fellow (1973-1977) at the University of Bielefeld (Germany), visiting scientist in the US, UK, and France. Work in atomic physics, laser-physics, astrophysics, and in science policy and research management. From 1977 senior research fellow physics in Leiden, in 1985 'field switch' from physics to science and technology studies, 1991 Professor. His research focuses on design, construction and application of quantitative indicators of important aspects of scientific research and on mapping of research fields. Long standing and broad experience in the practical application of bibliometric methods in contract research for governments, the European Commission, research organizations, universities and research institutions all over the world, and the business sector, particularly publishers. Main research interests: application of bibliometric indicators in research evaluation; science as a self-organizing cognitive ecosystem, statistical and in particular scaling properties of bibliometric indicators, ranking and benchmarking of universities, mapping of science. Next to research he set up successful international teaching activities such as the CWTS Graduate Course Measuring Science. In 1995 he received together with the American sociologist Robert K. Merton, the Derek de Solla Price Award, the highest international award in the field of quantitative studies of science. From 2013 he is adviser of the Netherlands Minister of Internal Affairs on urban policy of knowledge-intensive cities. From 2014 he is adviser of the European Research Council (ERC) in the Expert Group for Programme Monitoring and Evaluation. He published (as author and co-author) around thirty articles in physics and two hundred in science and technology studies. He is editor of the Handbook of Quantitative Studies of Science and Technology (Elsevier) and member of the editorial board of the international journals Scientometrics, Research Evaluation, and Journal of Informetrics. Prof. van Raan set up a small spin-off company for advice on research evaluation and science policy issues. On the occasion of his retirement as CWTS director he was awarded by the Queen of the Netherlands with the royal distinction of Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion.
More info: http://www.cwts.nl/tvr/.

Matthias Winterhager

Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science / AG Bibliometrie, Bielefeld University, Germany

Matthias Winterhager is senior researcher and coordinator of
bibliometric studies at Bielefeld University, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science (I²SoS), Germany. He studied electrical engineering, education, psychology and sociology at TU Berlin and Bielefeld University. From 1980 he worked together with Peter Weingart on science indicators and quantitative studies of science at Bielefeld University.