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lecturers 2019

Jonathan Adams
Director of the Institute for Scientific Information / Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company

Jonathan Adams is Director of the Institute for Scientific Information, a part of Clarivate Analytics. He is also a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, Policy Institute, and was awarded an Honorary D.Sc. in 2017 by the University of Exeter, for his work in higher education and research policy.
Professor Adams was the lead founder of Evidence Ltd, Director of Research Evaluation for Thomson Reuters, and Chief Scientist at Digital Science & Research Ltd, a Holtzbrinck Group company and sister-company to Nature Publishing Group.  He has carried out research evaluation for agencies and institutions in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, Brazil, Australia, China and India.  Jonathan led the New Zealand government's 2008 review of research evaluation and was a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) indicators development groups for Excellence in Research for Australia (2009) and impact and engagement (2016). In 2004 he chaired the European Commission Monitoring Committee for the Evaluation of Framework Programme 6 (FP6); and, in 2006, he chaired the Monitoring Group of the European Research Fund for Coal & Steel.  He has worked at King's College London (1979-1980), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1980-1983), University of Leeds (1983-1989) and Imperial College London (1989-1992), was a member of the science policy staff of the UK Advisory Board for the Research Councils (1989-1992) and Leeds University's Director of Research Strategy (1993-1997).


Éric Archambault
1science & Science-Metrix, Canada

Éric Archambault is CEO of 1science and Science-Metrix. He has been a passionate student, analyst, researcher and entrepreneur in science, technology, and innovation evaluation and measurement for 30 years. Since 2014 he has been leading a software development and data science team at 1science, where he has overseen the development of 1findr, currently the world’s most comprehensive curated bibliographic database of articles published in academic and scientific journals. As president of Science-Metrix between 2002 and 2015, Dr. Archambault directed S&T evaluation-, measurement- and policy-related activities, a function now held by Grégoire Côté, who co-founded the company with Éric in 2002. Éric graduated in Science, technologie et société 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).

Nicola De Bellis
Bibliometric Office (CSBA) - 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 is currently contract professor of information science for the Department of Education and Humanities and runs a full time bibliometric office supporting research evaluation activities at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Zsofia Buttel
Customer consultant Elsevier

Zsofia is a Research Intelligence Customer Consultant for the Nordics & Benelux region at Elsevier. She is working closely with Elsevier’s academic, governmental and corporate customers, supporting them to inform strategic research planning, scientific landscaping, benchmarking, as well as evaluating collaborations using Elsevier’s Research Intelligence solutions.
Before joining Elsevier, Zsofia worked as a Molecular Biologist for over 7 years. As a researcher she built a specialist knowledge in R&D, worked at an innovative, independent research institute as well as in an academic, and a fast-paced corporate environment in various countries. As an active member of the scientific community she gained valuable insights into Research and Educational Policy and she is currently an Ordinary Board Member of the Marie Curie Alumni Association with a specific focus on strategic partnerships. She has diverse interests, owns a beagle and enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.


Stephan Gauch

German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies - DZHW & Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Stephan Gauch studied social science at the University of Mannheim majoring in statistics and methods of empirical social research in fall of 2003. From 2004 to 2008 Stephan Gauch was a researcher in the department of Innovation Systems and Policy at Fraunhofer ISI. Between 2009 and 2014 he has been working at the Berlin Technical University at the Chair of Innovation Economics. From 1012 to 2014 Stephan Gauch was affiliated to Fraunhofer FOKUS working on a number of economics- and innovation-related topics in the ICT field such as Big and Open Data Analytics, policy analysis in the ICT sector, standardization foresight, as well as standardization strategies. Stephan Gauch finished his PHD in 2011 on the topic of the interlinkage between research and standardization and the division of labor between formal and informal standardization in ICT. His thesis was awarded the “Sonderpreis Wissenschaft 2012” of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). Since 2014 Stephan Gauch is affiliated to DZHW and Humboldt University of Berlin. Since 2017 he is head of a research group working on reflexive bibliometrics aiming to link bibliometrics to the sociology of quantification and (e)valuation.


Gunther Hansen

Günther Hansen has been working as a Solution Sales Manager Research Intelligence at Elsevier for 9 years. With both a Master in German Literature and Education Sciences and Media Management, Günther started his career in the TV and audio licensing business at the German Federal Broadcasting station SWR, then progressed to the Books-translation-rights business at Elsevier in Oxford, England. Before committing to Elsevier in 2009, Günther spent a year researching on open access within the Leibniz Society.


Anne-Wil Harzing
Middlesex University London, UK, visiting professor at Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Anne-Wil HARZING is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London, a Visiting Professor at the Tilburg Institute of Governance and a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. Her research interests include international HRM, expatriate management, HQ–subsidiary relationships, the role of language in international business, and the international research process. She has published more than 120 journal articles and book chapters on these topics and has been listed on the Web of Knowledge Essential Science Indicators top 1% most cited academics in Economics & Business worldwide since 2007.
In addition to her substantive research areas in International Business, Anne-Wil also has a keen interest in issues relating to journal quality and research performance metrics. In this context, she is the editor of the Journal Quality List, the provider of Publish or Perish, a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations, and the author of The Publish or Perish Book: Your Guide to Effective and Responsible Citation Analysis. She has also published more than a dozen highly-cited articles in the field of bibliometrics and is on the editorial board of Scientometrics. Anne-Wil also blogs regularly about all things academia [see e.g. positive academia, academia behind the scenes, publish or perish tips, academic etiquette] and runs CYGNA, a network for female academics.


Birger Larsen
Aalborg University, Denmark

Birger Larsen is Professor of Information Analysis and Information Retrieval at the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus. He heads the Science, Policy, and Information Studies research group. His research interests include Information Retrieval, Interaction Design, Bibliometrics, Digital Humanities and in particular how to use citation analysis to improve information access.


Philipp Mayr-Schlegel
GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences department Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences (WTS), Germany

Dr Philipp Mayr is a team leader and senior researcher at the GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences department Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences (WTS). He has been a visiting professor for knowledge representation at University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Department of Information Science & Engineering during 2009-2011. Philipp Mayr received his PhD in applied informetrics and information retrieval from the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt University Berlin in 2009. To date, he has been awarded substantial research funding (PI, Co-PI) from national and European funding agencies. Philipp Mayr has published in top conferences and prestigious journals in the areas informetrics, information retrieval and digital libraries. His research group focuses on methods and techniques for interactive information retrieval.


Henk F. Moed
Independent researcher and scientific advisor

Between 1981 and 2010 Henk F. Moed was a senior staff member at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. During 2010-2014 he was a senior scientific advisor with Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 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 development of  bibliometric databases and indicators for the assessment of research performance and scholarly journals; the effects of ‘Open Access’ upon research impact; ‘usage’ (downloading) behaviour; development of a new journal impact measure (SNIP); bibliometric studies of international scientific migration and collaboration; comparisons of Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar; multi-dimensional assessment of research impact; the potential of altmetrics; and ontology-based bibliometric data management. He published over 100 research articles in international, peer reviewed journals, and is editorial board member of several journals in his field. He is a winner of the Derek de Solla Price Award in 1999. Jointly with W. Glanzel and U. Schmoch, he edited in 2004 the Handbook on Quantitative Science and Technology Research (Kluwer, 800 pp), and published in 2005 a monograph, Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation (Springer, 346 pp.), which is one of the very few textbooks in the field, and in 2017 a second monograph, Applied Evaluative Informetrics (Springer, 312 pp.) He is currently an independent scientific advisor, and visiting professor at the Sapienza University of Rome and University of Granada.

Isabella Peters
Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft (ZBW), Germany

Isabella Peters is Professor of Web Science at ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and head of the Web Science research group at Kiel University. She received her PhD in Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Her research focusses on user-generated content and its potential for scholarly communication on the social web, e.g. altmetrics. Professor Peters is active in the Association for Information Science and Technology (in particular European Chapter and SIGMetrics) and in the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. She was member of the European Expert Group on Altmetrics and she co-chaired the LIBER Working Group on Metrics.


Guillaume Rivalle
Manager, Solution Specialists / Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company

Dr Guillaume Rivalle joined the Web of Science Group in 2002 after obtaining his PhD in polymer Chemistry from the Manchester Metropolitan University. He spent the next 14 years training customers and helping research institutions strategizing their research activities, using the Web of Science Group solutions, data and metrics. He is now managing a team of consultants across Europe.


Bart Thijs
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), KU Leuven, Belgium

Bart Thijs is a research expert in bibliometrics at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM) at KU Leuven. His main research focusses on mapping of science through the application of network analysis techniques.  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 KU Leuven. In 2010 he received his PhD from the Leiden University. He co-authored more than 60 journal and conference contributions on a broad range of topics in scientometrics. Along his research he also teaches a course on large scale network analysis at the Master of Artificial Intelligence program at KU Leuven.

Ton van Raan
Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, The Netherlands

Ton (Anthony 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, visiting scientist in the US, UK, and France. Work in atomic physics, laser-physics, astrophysics, and in science policy and research management. From 1977 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. 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. 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 on Measuring Science. Prof. van Raan set up a small spin-off company for advice on research evaluation and science policy issues. From 2013 he is adviser of the Netherlands Minister of Internal Affairs on urban policy of knowledge-intensive cities. In 2014-2015 he was adviser of the European Research Council (ERC) in the Expert Group for Program 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. In 2014 he was listed amongst the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Scientists. 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.
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Jürgen Wastl
Director Academic Relations and Consultancy at Digital Science

Jürgen Wastl is Director of Academic Relations and Consultancy at Digital Science where he leads the Consultancy team since August 2018. He works with institutional clients and partners, funders and industry to
He has worked closely with a number of different Digital Science portfolio companies over the last decade. While at the University of Cambridge, Jürgen headed up the Research Information team at the Research Strategy Office where he developed strategy and applications for the management of research information. He provided advice to all the different layers within Cambridge concerning the REF, playing an increasingly active role over the last 10 years. Jürgen pioneered the development of Cambridge’s “public face” for research expertise and research profiles for Cambridge’s academic staff. Prior to Cambridge, he worked for BASF where he managed BMBF-funded projects with universities and research centres internationally.