Meet the Scholarly Communications Team

Find out how to contact the Scholarly Communications team.


The Library Scholarly Communications Team provide specialist services to enhance the research activities of the University. We manage the University's repository White Rose Research Online (WRRO) and provide guidance on making your research outputs open access. We also manage a publications fund to pay for article processing charges where gold open access is required by funders.

We provide support for research data management, including guidance on writing data management plans, and manage the University's data catalogue, ORDA. Members of the team also provide guidance in the areas of copyright and licensing.

A key part of our work is advocacy and raising awareness of the evolving nature of scholarly communications. We provide information sessions on open access, open research, research data management and copyright, and can deliver presentations or workshops tailored to a specific subject area. If you would like to arrange an information session for your department or research group, please contact us via one of the email addresses below.

Copyright and licensing

Kate O'Neill

Scholarly Licensing Manager

Andrew Johnson

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Open access

Carmen O'Dell

Head of Open access 

Emily Nunn

Scholarly communications librarian (Open access focus)

Amy Foster

Scholarly communications assistant

Claire Douglas

Scholarly communications assistant

Thomas Wells

Scholarly communications assistant

Hollie Corker

Scholarly communications assistant

Research data management


Head of Open Research

Bev Jones

Scholarly communications librarian (RDM focus)

Helen Foster

Scholarly communications librarian 

Open Research

Jenni Adams

Open Research Manager 

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