Dr Paul Benneworth is a senior researcher at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and also at Agderforskning, Kristiansand, Norway. Paul’s research interests are related to the relationships between universities and societal change with a particular focus on social sciences and humanities research, as well as societal change in old industrial regions. Paul’s Ph.D. explored the ways that old industrial regions create new opportunities for economic development through the ways that their existing industries and technologies are cross-fertilised within wider global networks in ways that drive various kinds of modernisation processes, economic, social, political, institutional, and environmental. In 2010-13 he was Chief Scientist of the Humanities in the European Research Area ERANET network Joint Research Programme “The public value of arts & humanities research”. Paul has undertaken a wider range of basic and applied research activities for a variety of funders including research councils, HE funding councils, the OECD, government departments across Europe, the European Commission and a number of regional authorities. He is one of the authors of “The Impact and Future of Arts & humanities research” (2016, forthcoming, Palgrave).
José Gabriel Andrade holds a European PhD in Communication Sciences from the Catholic University of Portugal and a Master in Communication Sciences: Communication, Organisation and New Technologies from the Portuguese Catholic University with the support of the high level Scholarship Programme of the European Union for Latin America (Alban). He holds a degree in Communication Sciences by the Catholic University of Santos, São Paulo-Brazil. José Gabriel Andrade is assistant lecturer at the School of Philosophy and Social Sciences (FFSC) - Braga - and at the School of Human Sciences (FCH) - Lisbon - of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP); researcher at the Research Center for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies (CEFH, UCP) in the area of Communication, Media and Audience; researcher at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC, UCP) in the area of Media, Technology, Contexts; and visiting researcher at the Brazil Institute of King's College - London.
Corina is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at the University of Manchester (UK). She conducts research on the changing roles of universities in societies, focusing on knowledge production processes and academic identities. She was previously Marie Curie Fellow in the EU-funded project Universities in the Knowledge Economy (UNIKE). She holds a PhD in Education from Aarhus University, a Master’s in Educational Research Methodology from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor’s in Education and English from the University of Cambridge.
Following a degree in Medical Cell Biology, Kate moved into the world of science and technology policy, taking a Masters degree at the University of Manchester and staying as a researcher at PREST (Programme of Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology). Early work involved the development of research evaluation systems for government research laboratories and programmes, as evaluation began to be introduced in research organisations and programmes in the 1980s. She worked on early evaluations for the European Commission’s Framework programmes, for example the socio-economic impacts of ICT and telematics collaborative R&D.
PREST transformed into the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in 2004, when Kate became a senior lecturer. She has recently worked on the interactions of firms with physics-based large scale research infrastructures, and the societal impacts of ICT research, developing the SIAMPI framework (societal impact assessment measured through productive interactions). Within the ERA-LEARN project, Kate is contributing to the development of frameworks for mapping the impacts of ERA-nets and Joint Programming Initiatives. Recently she has been working on models of impact in a different domain, namely the impacts of social enterprises and community-based funding instruments for community organisations.
Rok Benčin (born 1984) is an Assistant Professor at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He holds a PhD in philosophy (2012) and BAs (2007) in philosophy and comparative literature. His main research focus is on aesthetics and the role of literature and art in contemporary philosophy. Since 2014, he has also been focusing on research ethics by being involved in the FP7 project SATORI (Stakeholders Acting Together on the ethical impact assessment of Research and Innovation).
Peter Biegelbauer is Senior Scientist at the Department Innovation Systems of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna. His research work focuses on the fields of research, technology, industry and innovation policy, where he has coordinated several national and international research projects. He is interested in all phases of the policy life-cycle, from problem definition to policy evaluation and reformulation. For several years he has concentrated on policy evaluation and the possibilities of learning from experience. He teaches at the University of Vienna on social learning and public policy making, comparative politics and social science methods. In 2013 he has published the book “Wie lernt die Politik - Lernen aus Erfahrung in Politik und Verwaltung“ on learning from experience in politics and administration with VS Springer. Since 2015 he has been editor of the journal European Policy Analysis.
Nelius Boshoff has a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Stellenbosch University, on the topic of knowledge utilisation in the South African wine industry. He also holds a Master’s Degree (Cum Laude) in Research Psychology from the same university. Over the years he has worked extensively in the field of Science Studies, at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), Stellenbosch University, where he is employed as a Senior Lecturer. He participated in various large-scale projects using both quantitative and qualitative methodology and also contributed to a number of monitoring and evaluation studies. Examples are an investigation into the utilisation of research in South Africa, a study towards developing a monitoring and evaluation framework to benchmark the performance of women in the South African innovation system, bibliometric profiles of research at public sector universities, and S&T profiles for selected African countries. Nelius has produced 19 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 80 research reports and contributions to research reports. His professional interests include (1) studies of the societal impact of research, (2) studies of research collaboration and (3) bibliometric studies with a focus on Africa. He is the Academic Co-ordinator of the postgraduate programme in Science and Technology Studies that is offered by CREST.
Dr Zoe Bulaitis is an early career researcher working within the field of English Literature and Criticism. Her doctoral research project, undertaken at the University of Exeter, UK was entitled “Articulations of Value in the Humanities: The Contemporary Neoliberal University and Our Victorian Inheritance”. Her thesis traced the shift from liberal to neoliberal education from the nineteenth century to the present day, in order to provide a rich and previously underdeveloped narrative of value in the humanities. Rather than attempting to justify the value of the humanities within presiding economic frameworks or writing a defence against market rationalism, her thesis offered an original contribution through an immersion in social, financial, and literary debates concerning contemporary educational policy.
Zoe's research specialism lies in nineteenth- to twenty-first-century novels concerning economics and education, alongside critical theory that addresses socio-economic, policy-oriented, historicist, and aesthetic values. Her work places contemporary cultures of “crisis” within a historical perspective in order to develop a nuanced articulation of contemporary culture and the value of the humanities.
Zoe has published research in Palgrave Communications (Vol. 3.1) and is currently working on her first monograph which will explore the means and methods with which to value humanities research in the UK under the present funding and policy climates.
Marc Caball is cultural historian and has published widely in the area of early modern cultural history. He is also interested in the history of the book and the British Atlantic. A former research scholar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, he holds a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is a council member of the Irish Texts Society and a board member of the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM). From 2001 to 2005, he was Director of the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) during which time he was involved in the establishment of NORFACE and HERA. He was the Principal Investigator on the IRCHSS and Department of the Taoiseach-funded major research project ‘Protestants, print and Gaelic culture in Ireland, 1567-1722’ and was recently a recipient of an IRCHSS New Ideas Award for a research project entitled ‘Book history, print and design: a knowledge transfer workshop’ and an Irish Research Council New Foundations award for a ‘Dublin Book History App’. With Professor Clare Carroll (CUNY), he was co-director of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Summer Institute ‘Researching early modern manuscripts and printed books’ (New York, 2013). Marc Caball was Chairman of COST Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH) Domain Committee from 2008 to 2013. He is currently the lead investigator on the Irish Research Council-funded ‘Mapping readers and readership in Dublin, 1826-1926: a new cultural geography’ (http://marshreaders.ucd.ie/people/). He is an associate professor in UCD School of History.
Dr. Luisa Carvalho is Assistant Professor at Department of Social Sciences and Management, Open University of Portugal and coordinates the MSc in Management and the Intensive Course on Entrepreneurship and Small Business. She is researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE), University of Évora (Portugal). She received her PhD in Management from the University of Évora (Portugal). She is the author of several articles in scientific journals, international conferences, books and book chapters. Her current research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, internationalization and services sector.
Elena Castro-Martínez was awarded a PhD in Industrial Chemistry in 1983 and between 1981 and 1987 she did some postgraduate courses (“Environmental Engineering”, “Business Management” and "Research Organisation and Management in the Public Administration"). She is a tenured scientist working in INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), where she develops research activities in the field of innovation studies and more specifically on science and innovation policies, knowledge transfer and exchange processes.
She have more than 10 years of experience in the management of knowledge transfer (CSIC’s Knowledge Transfer Office) (1986-87, 1995-2004) and more than 7 years of experience as policy maker (manager of technology transfer policy in the National R&D plan, Spain) (1988-1994).
She participates in R&D projects, financed by national, regional and European funds in areas like public R&D and innovation policies and the planning and management of research and knowledge transfer in Public Research Organisations. She regularly participates (and leads) R&D and consultancy contracts with different international, foreign and Spanish entities, working on the analysis of regional innovation systems and the design of R&D and innovation policies and instruments as well as designing R&D and innovation strategies.
She usually teaches in official master and specialization courses on management of science and innovation in Spain and in Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay and Venezuela).
From 2010 to 2015 she was Advisor of the CSIC’s humanities and social sciences scientific commission; since 2013 she is a Member of Advisory Committee of Iberoamerican network for R&D and innovation indicators (RICYT).
Ondřej Daniel earned his PhD from the Institute of World History (Faculty of Arts) at Charles University in Prague in 2012, having specialised in post-socialism, nationalism, migration and popular culture. He has published over 25 academic articles and book chapters in Czech, English and French on the cultural impact of labour migration, minority issues and subcultures. His dissertation was published under the title Rock or Turbofolk: The Imagination of Migrants from the Former Yugoslavia (2013). In 2016, he published the monograph Behind the Doors of the New Biedermeier, which collected his writing on subcultures and violence surrounding the development of Czech post-socialist mainstream culture. Together with Tomáš Kavka and Jakub Machek, he co-edited the monograph Popular Culture and Subcultures of Czech Post-Socialism: Listening to the Wind of Change, published in 2016.
Since August 2014 I work in a Research Support Centre, Metropolitan University Prague (MUP). MUP ranks among the oldest and largest private universities in the Czech Republic. MUP provides education in Bachelor’s Degree (Bc.), Master’s Degree (Mgr., Ing.), and Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. and PhDr.) study programmes in the area of the humanities, international territorial studies, legal specialisations, media and communication studies, and international economic relations. In addition to a high standard of academic instruction, MUP also offers its students the chance to participate in a variety of other programmes under the auspices of individual departments or research centres. Such activities include international conferences and roundtable discussions with leading Czech and internationally acclaimed experts but also research projects and publications, a subject of primary matter of Research Support Centre.
Dr. Stefan de Jong is a post-doctoral researcher at The University of Manchester (MIoIR) and Leiden University (CWTS). He studies university strategies for impact of the social sciences and humanities. Stefan obtained a BSc in Cell Biology from Wageningen University and an MSc in Innovation Studies from Utrecht University. Stefan worked as researcher at the Rathenau Instituut, studying societal impact and evaluation of academic research. As an external PhD student at Leiden University (CWTS) he wrote a dissertation on the relationship between Dutch impact policies and academic impact practices: ‘Engaging scientists: organising valorization in the Netherlands’ (successfully defended in 2015). Stefan regularly hosts societal impact workshops for academics.
Esther De Smet is a senior research policy advisor at Ghent University. Holding both a Master in Classical Studies and an Advanced Master in Media & Communication, she has been working at her alma mater since 2003. After a detour via the Department for Educational Policy (implementing the new European educational structure and co-ordinating the Education and Examination Code) and a stint as project management of GUIDe (Ghent University Information Desk) kick-starting a brand new customer and information service), Esther joined the Research Department in late 2010. There she took on the role of knowledge broker and became one of the project leads on the institutional research information system (GISMO). In 2014 she spearheaded the new institutional policy on societal value creation. Since then she has been invited to sit on panels and/or participate in workshops on research policy, impact, and research communication. She leads workshops on communication strategy, impact, digital presence and social media. Esther is always looking for ways to create a stimulating and nurturing research environment and to put her university’s research on the local and global map. Twitter is her medium of choice: she is the proud curator of @ResearchUGent making her a frontrunner in harnessing social media in Flemish research communication since 2012.
Dr. De Giovanni is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Scientist having read for an MSc in Occupational Psychology between 2001 and 2003. She also holds an Associate Fellowship from the British Psychological Society
In 2012 she successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Nottingham entitled: “Transitions Amidst Transition: The journey of Maltese students from compulsory education to further education and/or work.”
Dr. De Giovanni was also consultant for the European Commission and for the Council of Europe involving VET in Malta. She is also qualified as a Lead Auditor for ISO 2001:2008. Her main interests are evidence based policy and research methods.
Currently Dr. De Giovanni is the co-ordinator for the Master in Family Studies at the University of Malta and also lectures Economic Psychology, Psychometrics and Occupational Psychology. She is also chair of the childcare assessment board and carers‘ assessment board as well as member of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing Research Ethics Committee.
Monica Delsignore was born in Vercelli, Italy, on 1st December 1974. She graduated in 1998 and took her PhD in administrative law in 2001 with a dissertation on public services. She is now assistant professor (reader) of Administrative Law at the University of Milan Bicocca, School of Law. Her research interests lie in the field of Public and Administrative Law, broadly conceived. She is author of two books on arbitration and market regulation and of several articles and contributions to collective works on various topics of Administrative Law and European Administrative law. She teaches or has taught Environmental Law, Administrative Law, U.S. Administrative Law, Administrative Judicial Proceeding and Sports law. She is in the scientific committees of Diritto processuale amministrativo and Ilmerito and in the editorial board of Rivista di diritto sportivo. Her current research interests are focused on ERC’s structure and mechanisms.
Gemma is the co-Director of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation and a Lecturer in Higher Education at Lancaster University. Her expertise is in evaluative practice in academic cultures, Societal Impact, Peer review, evidence-based policymaking and evaluation of research including the use (and abuse) of bibliometric indicators. Gemma holds degrees in Medical Science, Neuroscience and has a PhD from The Australian National University in Science Communication and Research Evaluation.
Gemma has previously worked at the Post-Doctoral level at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, Australia; and the Instituto de Politicas y Bienes Publicos (IPP-CSIC) in Madrid, Spain. She moved to the Brunel University (UK) in 2013 as recipient of the UK’s ESRC Future Research Leader Fellowship investigating the evaluation of the Impact criterion in the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Her book, “Impact Games, Evaluating Impact in practice through Peer Review” will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. She has also published widely in both the academic and lay-media about issues in research evaluation, peer review, research advocacy and health and medical policymaking.
In 2014 she was awarded the British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Award in 2014 to establish an international research network for Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Research Evaluation.
Gemma is a permanent affiliate with The Menzies School of health Policy at the University of Sydney, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Cancer Policy at King’s College London and Guy’s Hospital. She is also on the Steering Committee of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Evidence Informed policy network (EVIP-Net) and is head of its working groups for Monitoring & Evaluation; and Communication & Advocacy.
Alexis Dewaele is assistant professor at Ghent University within the department of Clinical-Experimental and Health Psychology. He is coordinating PSYNC, a research consortium within the field of clinical psychology. PSYNC focuses on working with different groups of stakeholders (policy actors, researchers, practitioners,…) and on different aspects of increasing research impact within the field of clinical psychology (from translation of research results into products such as eHealth tools and evidence based instruments to science communication).
He is also part of the research team ‘Familylab’ that conducts fundamental as well as applied research in the field of couple and family psychology. Amongst others, his research interests and expertise focus on minority stress and (mental) health, online and offline survey methods, sexual minorities, and collaborative research methodologies.
Milena Dobreva is an Associate Professor with the Library, Information and Archive Sciences Department at the University of Malta. Her main research interests are in the domains of use of digital resources (including novel methods for engagement and evaluation of the impact and value of digital cultural heritage). She was the principal investigator of EC, JISC and UNESCO funded projects in the areas of user experiences, digitisation and digital preservation and is a regular evaluator for the EC and a range of national research agencies. In 1990-2007 she worked at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences where she earned her PhD degree in Informatics in 1999 and served as the founding head of the first Digitisation Centre in Bulgaria (2004). She was also serving on the Bulgarian national committee of the Memory of the World programme of UNESCO. In 2007-2011 she worked for the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. Milena was awarded an honorary medal for contribution to the development of the relationships between Bulgaria and UNESCO (2006) and an Academic Award for young researchers (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1998). Since 2012 she is an Associate Professor in the University of Malta where under her guidance the programmes in library, information, and archival science had been updated and extended with a Master’s course in Documentary Heritage and Melitensia. In 2014-15 Milena contributed to the EC-funded project Civic Epistemologies, which developed a roadmap for citizen science in digital cultural heritage.
Rita Faria is a Lecturer at the School of Criminology – Faculty of Law of the University of Porto. Has graduated in Law, has a Master in Sociology and has submitted her PhD in Criminology (pending). She is member of the Ethics Committee at the Faculty of Law and has been highly involved in researching and publishing about scientific misconduct in European universities. Is interested in understanding how an which external influences act upon individual decision-making of scholars for committing scientific misconduct or choosing to follow scientific integrity standards. Those external influences may come from the reward system in science, from the organizational environment of higher education institutions, from commissioners of research, especially at the policy-making level, or from the social control system of scientific activity. In 2015, was awarded at the Doctoral Forum of the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity for “Creative and critical use of theory for understanding research behavior”.
Aldis Gedutis is a professor and senior researcher at the Centre for Studies of Social Change, Klaipeda University (Lithuania). He received his PhD in Philosophy from Vilnius University in 2002. He specializes in Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Sociology of Knowledge, Social Studies of Science, especially in evaluation practices and criteria in Social Sciences and Humanities. He was a Fulbright scholar at the Florida State University with the project “The Evaluation Criteria of Social Sciences and Humanities: Appraisal of the American Approach” in 2008. He was a senior researcher at the project “The Evaluation Practices of Lithuanian Social Sciences and Humanities” (2011–2013). Currently as a senior researcher he is involved in the project “The Value of Humanities: Global Arguments and Lithuanian Specifics” (2016–2018). Both projects are financed by the Research Council of Lithuania.
Dr. Sc. Haris Gekić is Assistant Professor of Human Geography at Department of Geography, University of Sarajevo. Dr. Sc. Haris Gekić is active member in the Geographical Society of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, American Association of Geographers, and the Association of Regional Studies based in London as elected ambassador for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Currently his main topic of research is "Measuring homelessness in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europe". He is author of several papers about human geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina and constantly works on improvement of geographical science and gathering geographical data in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
I am a PhD candidate in Sociology, in Vilnius university. Doctoral research focuses on higher education discourses in Lithuania and their interconnections with international higher education policies, with particular interest on recent reforms in funding of higher education and science and it’s quality definitions. Interest in the role of sociology for the wider publics encourages to involve into various projects with students: sociology communication in the internet (http://sociologai.lt), summer camps for students and schoolchildren and other activities. Also I lecture in Vilnius university and engage into sociological research projects on education. Research interests include higher education sociology, discourse analysis, sociology of knowledge, sociology of science, social economy, sociology of language, science communication, critical pedagogy.
Bradley Good is currently a Ph.D student at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, focusing on anti-racism education and refugees in Ireland. His previous academic background is in Cultural Anthropology. Bradley originally is from Indianapolis, IN USA and received both his Bachlors and Masters degrees from Indiana University. In his previous employments, he most notably worked as a Program Coordinator for the IU Chinese Flagship Program and as an Academic Advisor at Ivy Tech Community College. Bradley often works with and volunteers for refugee and migrant advocacy organizations in Dublin and is a member of Welcome Refugees, a student-led campaign in Ireland.
Former student of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (2007-2011), I completed my Ph.D thesis in sociology at Sciences Po Paris. Since I defended my dissertation in November 2016, I am a postdoctoral fellow in sociology at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (CNRS/Sciences Po Paris, France). My main research interests are related to the scientific policies in the contemporary period. My Ph.D thesis dealt with research assessment in the Social Sciences and Humanities, in a controverted agency set in 2007. Based on interviews, ethnographic observations and archives, I approached the elaboration and the uses of evaluative instruments close to the actors who conceive and implement them. At the crossroad of public policy analysis, sociology of science and sociology of professions, I show that the definition of scientific “good practices” is manufactured through intra-professional alliances and conflicts, rather than it would reflect top down reforms imposed to the profession.
Carola Hein is Professor and Head, Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning at TU Delft. She has published widely on topics in contemporary and historical architectural and urban planning – notably in Europe and Japan. Among other major grants, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue research on The Global Architecture of Oil and an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship to investigate large-scale urban transformation in Hamburg in international context between 1842 and 2008. Her current research interests include transmission of architectural and urban ideas along international networks, focusing specifically on port cities and the global architecture of oil. She serves as Editor for the Americas for the journal Planning Perspectives and as Asia book review editor for the Journal of Urban History.
Her books include: The Capital of Europe. Architecture and Urban Planning for the European Union (2004), Port Cities: Dynamic Landscapes and Global Networks (2011), Brussels: Perspectives on a European Capital (2007), European Brussels. Whose capital? Whose city? (2006), Rebuilding Urban Japan after 1945 (2003), and Cities, Autonomy and Decentralisation in Japan. (2006), Hauptstadt Berlin 1957-58 (1991). She has also published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and magazines.
Dr Jon Holm is responsible for coordination national research evaluations in the Division for Science at the Research Council of Norway. He holds a PhD in literature and had been working as a research administrator and manager since 2005. His current research interests are in research evaluation methodologies.
Marlene Iseli has been working for the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS) since 2010. Issues tied to the visibility and valorisation of research in the field of SSH has been a major topic in her daily working-life for several years. Having dedicated her Phd (in 2011 in General Linguistics at the University of Berne) to questions about knowledge transfer and the applicability of academic (linguistic) skills and contents on the job market, her work at the Academy keeps focussing on questions as to the science policy, governing science, the scientific culture of the humanities and their contribution to society. One of her last projects tried to underline the need and pragmatic value of the humanities and their graduates (abouthumanities.sagw.ch).
Laura James is Associate Professor of Tourism Development and Regional Change at Aalborg University, Denmark. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford and began her research career at the Institute of Employment Studies in Brighton, working on applied research projects in the area of unemployment and labour market disadvantage. She subsequently worked at the Centre for Regional and Urban Studies, at Birmingham University, and the Centre for Learning and Life Chances in the Knowledge Economy (LLAKES) at the Institute of Education, London. Laura’s previous research has included projects in the areas of organisational learning and innovation, destination governance, regional policy and economic development. Her research focuses on public policy, stakeholder engagement and regional development. She is currently working on projects about the development of food tourism in Denmark, Sweden and the UK, innovation in Danish coastal tourism destinations, and tourism governance.
Nataša Jermen is the assistant director for research and inter-institutional co-operation at the Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography in Zagreb. She graduated in molecular biology (1994) and gained her MSc in biomedicine (2003) at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. In 2012 she was awarded the PhD degree in information and communication sciences at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She also graduated in Swedish language and literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1995. From 1994 to 1997 she attended scholarships in Sweden, Italy and Austria. In 2016 she attended ERA Fellowship Programme at the Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB).
Her scientific interest lies within the field of information and communication sciences and covers bibliometrics and scientometrics and their role in science policy, as well as lexicography and encyclopaedistics in the digital humanities area. She was a collaborator in the research project "The Development of a Model for the Evaluation of Scientific Work in Croatia", carried out at the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb (2007-2013). From 2017 she is a collaborator in the international project "Cooperation Framework of Digital Infrastructure in the Region − Opportunities and Needs in the Case of Material Concerning Famous People in Science and Culture" funded by DARIAH-EU consortium.
Georgios Kolliarakis is a political scientist and works since 2009 with the University of Frankfurt, Cluster of Excellence ‘Normative Orders’. He conducts research on regulatory, organisational, and strategic aspects of security, including the assessment and management of non-intended and non-anticipated effects. Currently he is part of DANDELION, and action which explores ways to maximize the outreach of socio-economic sciences and humanities research. Prior to that, he has been principal investigator of the EU FP7 project SecurePART – ‘Increasing the engagement of civil society in security research’ (2014-2016), and responsible for multi-stakeholder relations analysis in a pilot project on the ‘Transformation of security culture’ (BMBF-German Ministry of Research, 2010-2013). At the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science he has been part of a European network on ‘Human Security in the Western Balkans’ and analysed the role of criminal and terrorist organizations in fragile states (EU FP6, 2006-2009). Georgios advises a number of national agencies and ministries, as well as International Organisations such as the UN, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, and the Organisation of Security and Cooperation Europe on issues of security research and its interplay with security policy. He has launched and chaired over 30 panels and roundtables at academic and policy conferences. After his Engineering studies at the Technical University of Athens, Georgios earned a Master’s degree in Political Geography from the Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, and a PhD in International Politics and Conflict Resolution from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich.
Robert Kulmiński is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Western and Southern Slavic Studies University of Warsaw, deputy head of the Institute of Western and Southern Slavic Studies University of Warsaw, member of Interdisciplinary Research Team devoted to the Communism Culture in East-Central Europe and Balkans. His main academical interests circle around history and culture of post communist countries, cultural Anthropology, Czech & Slovak Studies, Czech history, research methodology and Czech pop-culture.
From 2009 till 2017 he conducted anthropological/ethnographical researches concerning the analysis of the self-immolations in Czechoslovakia/Czech and Poland. He has published over 39 academic articles and book chapters in Polish and Czech. His is an author of books: Śmierć w Czechach: wizja śmierci w prozie czeskiej lat 1945-1989 (2009) and Tu pali się ktoś. Ryszard Siwiec, Jan Palach, Zdeněk Adamec (2016). He edited among others: Zmysłowy komunizm. Somatyczne doświadczenie epoki (2014), Doświadczenie i dziedzictwo totalitaryzmu na obszarze kultur środkowoeuropejskich (2011). In recent years he has been involved also in several project on contemporary Czech culture.
Vladimir Lekovski MA architect at St. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia. Founder, senior project manager, head of the private company for architecture, design and construction Studio ,,Lelelele'' in Skopje. His research focus is on creative scientific research interest in contextual spatial opportunities in advanced architecture, in relation to new contextual opportunities, today.
He has been presenting Macedonia at the Architectural Venice Biennale with his own projects titled as: ,,Out there, Architecture beyond building, 2008'', as a part of the team authors under the majot project: ,,METAMAK CUT-OUTS'' (curators: Mitko Hadzi Pulja and Minas Bakalcev).
Has been worked as Research Fellow of National Conservation Centre in Macedonia. Has had residential grant for professional collaboration in Ephesus, Turkey.Awarded with various prizes for the best architectural projects, such as: first prize for the best architectural project at the Biennale Architectural Students in Macedonia (BISTA) award ADING, for the best innovation project of research materials and construction, best architectural concept for Church Square, two first prizes BISTA (2006, 2005) for the best student projects. Some of his professional engagements included his head positions of these projects: Major project for building the church ,,Sv. Serafim Sarovski'' in Rostushe, project for conservation, reconstruction and reconstruction of the burnt Bigorski Monastery ,,Sv. Jovan Krstitel'', developing the basic and executive project for the Church Square of Skopje Macedonia.
He and his team works with the conceptual and basic design for the extension and upgrading of the houses, supervision of an individual houses, projects related to supervision and performance of the business complexes, hotels, office objects, administrative facility of the Macedonian ZOO, design for individual houses.Has been participated in numerous international competitions including: the Eco-Museum Tower Taichung Taiwan, Museum in United Stated of America with the title: Wood museum for ACSA. Has been exhibited with his professional partner Iskra Lekovska (based in Macedonia). Has had research journey through Europe (Ljubljana, Graz, Vienna, Munich, Venice, Frank, Paris, Barcelona).
Karolina Lendák-Kabók was born January 9th, 1986 in Novi Sad, Serbia. She earned her bachelor's and master’s degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Novi Sad. She passed her bar exam in Novi Sad. She is a PhD candidate at the Center for Gender studies, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Her research focuses on women members of the Hungarian national minority and their position in the higher education system of Serbia. She is an author and co-author of more than ten scientific papers, presented in journals and both international and national conferences. Karolina speaks Hungarian, Serbian and English, and has a B1 level knowledge of the German language. In 2013 she was awarded the three-year "Collegium Talentum" scholarship funded by the Hungarian government. In the winter semester of the 2014/2015 academic year she was included in the Hungarian National Excellence Program for PhD students living outside the borders of Hungary. She is an active member of the Association of Hungarian PhD Students and Researchers in Vojvodina, Serbia. She is a vice-coordinator of gender trainings in GenderSTE, an EU funded Collaboration in Science and Technology (COST) action. She was a local organizer of the Gender in in research and in Horizon 2020 projects Training School at the University of Novi Sad, 3-4 of March, 2016. Karolina’s supervisor is Prof. Andrea Pető from the Gender Studies Department, Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary.
Nuno Miguel Lima (email@example.com) is a PhD student in History at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCSH-UNL), working on late modern and contemporary business-government relations. He’s a researcher at Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC), in the same University, where he’s responsible for managing the unit’s research outputs. He’s interested in the development of evaluation tools that account for the social relevance and specificities of SSH research activities, in particular those related with community engagement.
Severine Louvel is associate professor in the sociology of science at Sciences Po Grenoble (PACTE). She is also affiliated with the PACTE research lab (CNRS and University of Grenoble) where she is coordinating a group on “Science & Politics in Emerging Fields” (with Céline Granjou) She is in 2015-2016 a visiting associate researcher in sociology at EPIDAPO (UMI CNRS / UCLA).
Her current work is about the politics and practices of interdisciplinarity in the life-sciences and biomedical sciences. It is mainly based on in-depth field studies and on international comparisons (France-United States). Her recent work has been published in Revue française de sociologie; Human Relations; Higher education; Science and technology Studies; Science, technology & society
Dr. Sean Lucey is the Research Manager in the College of Business and Law. He is responsible for the management, development and support of research activity across the College, especially in the Cork University Business School and School of Law. This position involves developing and implementing the College’s research strategy, and identifying, initiating and supporting new and existing research collaborations and networks. I also promote research funding opportunities.
He also has an extensive academic background in medical humanities and history and have held teaching and research positions in the University of Liverpool, Queen’s University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin and Oxford Brookes University. Much of this work has been in multi-disciplinary contexts and I have taught and researched in history departments, medical schools, and public health units. I also have a track record of successfully competing for research funding and have received grants from Irish and British funding agencies including the Irish Research Council, Royal Irish Academy, British Academy and the Northern Ireland Executive. I have also worked on wider research projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), Economics and Social Research Council (UK), and Wellcome Trust.
He also has an extensive publishing background. In 2015 Manchester University Press published my second monograph which explored welfare and healthcare reform in inter-war Ireland. Also in 2015, he co-edited a collection of essays which explores healthcare in comparative and regional settings in Britain and Ireland from 1850 -- this was published by the Institute of Historical Research, London. He has also published another monograph with University College Dublin Press and numerous journal articles and book chapters.
Lai Ma received her PhD in Information Science from Indiana University-Bloomington, USA in 2012. Her research is mainly concerned with the interrelationship between epistemology, information infrastructure (primarily bibliographic and citation databases), and its cultural and social affordances and implications. Her work has been influenced by philosophy of language, critical social theory, and social studies of science and technology. She has published conceptual and theoretical work about the concepts of information. Her recent work focuses on research evaluation practices, as well as the notion of impact in the context of knowledge production. She is now working as Assistant Professor in School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Stéphanie Mignot-Gerard earned her PhD in Sociology from Sciences Po Paris in 2006. Between 2006 and 2008, she was a post doc at the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education at New York University. She is currently associate professor of management at the IAE Business School and Institut de recherche en Gestion (IRG) at the University Paris Est Creteil (UPEC). Her research interests cover several topics related to organizations and public policies in the sector of higher education. In her doctoral thesis, she studied the governance of French universities at the end on the nineties. She pursued her research in four directions: implementation of NPM reforms in the French higher education system; emergence and effects of university rankings; comparative international analysis of top-rated academic departments; social and professional trajectories of students in HE programs in apprenticeship. Her teaching involves courses of organizational behavior, organizational sociology, and university governance. Additionally, she supervises a Master degree of Higher Education Management at the IAE Gustave Eiffel School of management.
Miloš Milenković, Professor at the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Miloš also teaches at the History and Philosophy of Science interdepartmental program at the University of Belgrade. He teaches Methodology of Ethnological and Anthropological Research; Anthropology of Science and Politics; Comparative Anthropology – Globalization and Multiculturalism and History of Serbian Ethnology – Identity and Knowledge. His fundamental research interests include: History, theory and methodology of social sciences and humanities; Anthropology of science and education; Multiculturalism and identity politics: He is currently leading a research project on identity politics of European Union.
Jordi Molas-Gallart is Research Professor and Deputy Director at INGENIO, a research institute of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and Visiting Fellow at SPRU where he obtained his PhD and worked for some 15 years as a researcher and Senior Lecturer. His research interests include science and technology policy evaluation and impact assessment. He has been a member of several European Commission expert groups, including the group on “Foresight on Key long-term Transformations of European systems: Research, Innovation and Higher Education”. He is President of the European Network of Indicator Designers (ENID), Chair of the Science Europe Working Group on Research Policy and Programme Evaluation and Spanish National Expert in the H2020 Programme Committee for Societal Challenge 6 (‘Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies’). He is the author of one book, and more than 80 articles, book chapters, monographs and reports. He is co-editor of Research Evaluation, a journal published by Oxford University Press.
I am Catalina Morfin actualy the Provost for Accademics Affairs at ITESO University, (Jesuit University, www.iteso.mx), located in Guadalajara, Mexico. I as well collaborate as the President of the Mexican Board of Graduate Studies (http://www.comepo.org.mx/).
As a a member of the network of Jesuit universities’ system in Mexico (www.suj.org.mx), my university is very interested in promoting a discussion with the authorities of the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology about the importance of including social impact indicators in its evaluation systems on research and graduate studies, and not only indexed production.
I consider that social science and humanities’ are offering a relevant and pertinent perspective for enhancing the assessment of research, innovation and graduate studies in Mexico, with an emphasis on their advocacy, oriented to the social transformation in order to move toward an authentic sustainable development.
Reetta Muhonen is a postdoctoral researcher (2015-2020) at the Research Center for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, TaSTI, in the University of Tampere, Finland. She is a sociologist interested in higher education and science studies. She has published widely on science policy related topics like research performance, scientific publishing, internationalisation of science and science-society interface. The main aim of her postdoc research is to study how SSH researchers and stakeholders make sense and justify the value of social sciences and humanities.
Dr Filippo Nereo is interested in language, migration and society particularly in European contexts. He previously served as the national head of languages and linguistics at the Higher Education Academy, the body responsible for enhancing the quality of higher education teaching throughout the UK, where he worked with a range of universities, public institutions and professional associations. He is author of The Dynamics of Language Obsolescence (2016, Steiner), which explores questions of language and identity in the context of German refugees immediately after the Second World War. He is affiliated with the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and the School of Humanities at Coventry University, where he led on the establishment of the first Confucius Institute in the West Midlands and served as Associate Head of School.
Master in Philosophy gained in 2008, thesis „Skepticism and Common Sense“ – winner of Comenius University Rector Prize. Doctorate in Systematic Philosophy gained in 2012, thesis „Internalism and Externalism in Epistemological Theories of Justification and the Problem of Skepticism“.
Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy from 2012 until now. Deputy head of the department from 2016 until now.
Specializes in analytical epistemology, esp. philosophical skepticism, epistemic justification, epistemic value, philosophical intuitions. Teaches courses in epistemology and in philosophical reading and writing.
Claudia OLIVEIRA is responsible for International Funding at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. She has a sound experience in EU policies, since she was H2020 NCP for Societal Challenge 6, Science with and for Society and Innovation in SMEs. Moreover, she worked as Research Administrator for ERA-NET’s (Norface, HY-CO and Marin-ERA, in particular) and for International Partnerships with the US, such as MIT-Portugal Program, Carnegie Mellon-Portugal Program, UTAustin-Portugal Program and Harvard Medical School. More recently, she worked as a Research Fellow, as well as an European Liaison Officer at APIS, the Portuguese Archive for Social Information, and had permanent contact with CESSDA, the European infrastructure, as the Portuguese representative. She holds both a BSc and a MSc in Political Science and is currently finishing her PhD thesis in the same area.
Julia is assistant professor at the University of Valencia since 2015. Her first degree was in Economics. Julia’s research interests relate to the study of science-society interactions, with a focus on researchers’ engagement in knowledge transfer and exchange, and the area of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). In July 2013 she defended her PhD entitled: “Science-society interactions in the Social Sciences and humanities: empirical studies of the Spanish council for scientific research“. She has been conducted most of her research (from 2008 to 2014) at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). She is currently involved in a research project funded by the Spanish competitive funds aimed at exploring the relationship between academic excellence and societal impact (EXTRA Project). Building on the findings developed in the framework of her doctoral research on science-society interactions in SSH, Julia has published her findings in a range of academic journals as well as diverse dissemination platforms. Her teaching involves courses of management in diverse degrees from the Faculty of Economics of the Univeristy of Valencia.
Dr. Elena C. Papanastasiou, Associate Dean and an Associate Professor at the University of Nicosia, has received her Ph.D. in Measurement and Quantitative Methods from Michigan State University and an Honors B.Sc. in Elementary Education from The Pennsylvania State University. Since 2001, Dr. Papanastasiou has also held academic positions at the University of Kansas, the University of Cyprus and the University of Nicosia. Dr. Papanastasiou is mostly interested in the areas of Assessment and Attitudes Toward Research.
So far, she has published the Attitudes Toward Research Scale (2005) that is widely used in various countries, in addition to three editions of a book on Educational research methodology, (in Greek) and more than 60 peer reviewed journal publications, book chapters and peer reviewed conference proceedings. Dr. Papanastasiou also serves as the General Assembly representative of Cyprus in the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), while in 2014 she has also been elected in the Standing Committee of the IEA.
Dr. Papanastasiou’s research interest lie in the fields of research attitudes and use, as well as on issues related to item review and testing. Her methodological work includes applications of structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, other advanced multivariate parametric and non-parametric techniques, as well as qualitative and mixed methods for responding to research problems.
Andrea PETŐ is a Professor at the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, a Doctor of Science of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She has edited fifteen volumes in English, seven volumes in Hungarian and two in Russian. Her works have appeared in 16 different languages. She has also been a guest professor at the universities of Toronto, Buenos Aires, Novi Sad, Stockholm and Frankfurt. Her books include: Women in Hungarian Politics 1945-1951 (Columbia University Press/East European Monographs New York, 2003), Geschlecht, Politik und Stalinismus in Ungarn. Eine Biographie von Júlia Rajk. Studien zur Geschichte Ungarns, Bd. 12. (Gabriele Schäfer Verlag, 2007) and together with Ildikó Barna, Political Justice in Budapest after WWII (Politikai igazságszolgáltatás a II. világháború utáni Budapesten. Gondolat, Budapest, 2012 and 2015 by CEU Press). Her recent book is co-edited with Ayse Gül Altinay: Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories. Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence, Routledge, 2016. In 2005, she was awarded the Officer’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary by the President of the Hungarian Republic and the Bolyai Prize by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2006.
Antun Plenković received his master degree in sociology from the University of Zagreb in 2012, and in 2016 his university specialist degree in project management and the use of EU funds and programmes, from the same university. Since 2013, he has been a research administrator at the “Ivo Pilar” Institute of Social Sciences, working as an expert associate in science and as a project manager (mainly for the EU projects). He has been involved in many national and international projects regarding social sciences and humanities.
Dr. Stevo Popovic has enrolled at the University of Novi Sad in year 1998 where he acquired the bachelor degree (Sport Pedagogy) in 2003, master degree (Sport Management) in 2009 as well as PhD degree (Sport Management) in 2011. He attended postdoctoral study at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2011/2012 school year also in Sport Management. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor and Dean at the Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, University of Montenegro, Montenegro. He has a wide range of the research interests in the past that span many areas of Sports Science, mostly due to the reason he has accomplished a number of professional transitions from Physical Education to Anthropology of Sport and Physical Education and Socio-cultural Issues of Sport and Sport Management. So, he possesses rich interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary background that makes him more experienced and reflexive researcher. An Executive Editor in Montenegrin Journal of Sports Sciences and Medicine (Web of Science and Scopus indexed) and member of several editorial boards in international journals, as well many publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals and several keynote and invited presentations makes him internationally recognized academician in the area of Sports Sciences. It is also worth to mention that he has received several research grants offered through EACEA programs and has visited several European universities in the period longer than one month, as well as he is coordinator of two national research projects funded by Ministry of Science in Montenegro. On the other hand, it would be also highlighted that he is an Editor of the Social Science Library in University Press and Executive Director of Montenegrin Society for Sport Management as well as an expert in several national bodies such as Sport Federations, WHO, Council of Higher Education etc. He is married and have two kids.
Francesco Rizzi, graduated with honours in 2002 in Civil Engineering at University of Pisa. Since completing his PhD in “Theories and models for the economic analysis” at European University of Rome, he has carried out more than 20 multidisciplinary researches in EC and national projects in the field of sustainable management. He is currently associate professor in management at University of Perugia and affiliated professor at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He is visiting researcher at TrinityHaus -Trinity College of Dublin. He is one of the founders of Ergo, a spin-off company of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna that provides services in the field of sustainable management. Francesco’s research interests include triple-bottom line strategies and social change organizations. He is member of the management board of the COST TU1204 Action “People friendly city in a data reach world”. He has expertise as advisor to several public authorities and industrial organisations, especially in the energy and waste industries. He is expert evaluator for the European Commission for FP7 and FSE programmes in the field of sustainability.
Dr. Tony Ross-Hellauer is a senior postdoctoral researcher in the Social Computing Research Group at Know-Center. His main research interests are Open Science models and infrastructures, science policy, alternative models for peer review, and philosophy of technology. Tony has worked in a number of EU-funded projects, including the H2020 CSA OpenUP, the H2020 OpenAIRE2020 project, the H2020 EOSCpilot project and the FP7 SHAMAN project. Tony is actively involved in Open Science advocacy and community-building via networks such as the Research Data Alliance, OpenCon and Open Knowledge. As Scientific Manager for OpenAIRE at the University of Goettingen, Tony was responsible for OpenAIRE’s outreach strategy, scientific direction and coordination of its pan-European network of 33 National Open Access Desks (NOADs). Tony has published widely on Open Science, Open Access, peer review and library science. Tony regularly acts as PC member and co-organizes and co-chairs a number of workshops and conferences on topics related to Open Science. Tony writes about Open Science in popular science outlets such as the LSE Impact Blog, and is regularly gives invited talks on these topics.
Anna-Sofia Ruth works as coordinator at the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, more specifically with the Publication Forum (JUFO). Publication Forum is a classification of publication channels created by the Finnish scientific community to support the quality assessment of academic research, based on the “Norwegian model”. The classification is being used as a quality indicator for research output within the funding model for universities.
She has a master's degree in Library and Information Science, and specialize in scholarly communication.
Marco Seeber is postdoctoral researcher in the department of Sociology, Ghent University. His research aims to improve the functioning and particularly the openness of higher education and research institutions. Empirically, he focuses on how factors at multiple levels and their interactions affect governance of higher education systems, management of universities, researchers’ work and careers. His PhD (2006-09) analysed governance changes related to NPM policies. From 2010-13 he was post-doctoral researcher at CORe - Centre on Organizational Research at University of Lugano (CH). He has published in journals such as Public Management Review, Research Policy, Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Informetrics, Research Evaluation, Research in the Sociology of Organizations.
Eiríkur Smári Sigurðarson is the Director of Research, School of Humanities, University of Iceland where he also teaches Ancient Greek and Philosophy. He has previously worked as a Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and was the Deputy Director of the Icelandic Centre for Research. His research is mainly within the intersection of philosophy and biology in ancient thought. Currently he leads a project within the School of Humanities on the uses of the humanities.
Eiríkur Smári Sigurðarson has worked on research and research policy for a number of years, particularly within the humanities and social sciences. He participated in setting up the ERA nets NORFACE and HERA while working for the Icelandic Centre for Research. In his current position as a Director of Research he is engaged with evaluating research in the area of humanities.
Dr Jack Spaapen received his training in sociology and cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. His PhD (1995) is in science and technology studies (STS), focusing on methods for the evaluation of research in the context of societal and policy demands. He is senior policy advisor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. His main areas of expertise are societal impact evaluation, research and innovation policy, responsible research and innovation and scientific advice. He has coordinated many Academy projects in these areas, and several EU projects, among others the FP7 SIAMPI project on productive interactions between science and society (2009-2012), and on Indicators for Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI (2014). For the OECD he co-chaired a project on the role of scientific advice in controversial issues in society (2013-2015). He represents the Academy in several national and European networks on R&D evaluation. He co-designed the national evaluation protocol for publicly funded research (Standard Evaluation Protocol - SEP). He is currently working on the development of an assessment framework for the humanities research in the Netherlands.
Currently I work as an associate professor of philosophy and gender studies at the Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy & Gender Studies Centre, Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava, where I teach courses on philosophy of science, feminist epistemology and gender studies. The fields of my professional interests are philosophy of science, especially topics on feminist reflections on science, ethics of/in science and methodology of feminist research. I have been participated in and coordinated several national as well as international projects focusing on gender and science, gender equality and feminist theory. I was a member of the Steering committee for The Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science and also a member of the Expert´s Forum of the European Institute of Gender Equality.
I published several papers on feminist philosophy of science, edited and co-authored two books on gender in science and co-editored and wrote several chapters of an introductory textbook on gender studies. My current research is focusing on the social and value dimension of scientific knowledge and the mutual interactions between science, particularly SSH, and its social environment, including gender and power relations. I also focus on issues concerning the roles of values in knowledge producing practices, values of science and on issues relating the ways in how diverse social factors such as power and gender play their part in the process of production of scientific knowledge in general and in SSH particularly.
Leonie van Drooge is senior researcher at the Rathenau Institute. Her main activities are research and policy advice on evaluation of research and ‘knowledge valorisation’ (the third mission of universities and the societal impact of research). Evaluation and valorisation of social sciences and humanities research has been a focus for a long time. She is an experienced project coordinator (e.g. of the SIAMPI and ERiC projects) and has extensive experience in collaborating with academics, academic departments and science policy organisations.
Leonie was involved in the development of the notion of productive interactions (in SIAMPI, an FP7-project) and has played a leading role in the implementation of new instruments for the evaluation of the societal impact of science, starting with the project Evaluating Research in Context. The results of her work have found their way into the Standard Evaluation Protocol for research evaluation in the Netherlands. Leonie has also worked as a technology transfer officer (University of Amsterdam), has been a member of the board of the University of Amsterdam chemistry shop, and has taught Chemistry and Society (University of Amsterdam). Leonie has a Master of Science degree in Science Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam.
Marc Vanholsbeeck recently defended his PhD thesis in scholarly communication/science polices about the notion of quality of the publications in the assessment of SSH research2, in February 2016. In this work he has investigated the national (Belgian) and European policies and management prescriptions which directly or indirectly - have an impact on the (re)definition of quality when assessing the publications in SSH, and confronted those “supra-collegial” prescriptions with the quality criteria that the researchers themselves would like to see (better) valorized in the assessment of their research and publications. Vanholsbeeck is also a part time lecturer in qualitative methodologies and science communication at the department of communication studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Furthermore, as his current principal professional activity, he is heading a team in charge of following the European Research Area at the Direction of scientific research of the Ministry of Wallonia-Brussels Federation (= French speaking Community of Belgium), with a specific expertise in SSH research, social innovation and Open Science. Marc intends to pursue in the future his investigation of the impact of research policies and management practices on scholarly and science communication, with a specific focus on the SSH.
After his degrees in agricultural economics, German-Hungarian translation and international MBA studies, he completed his PhD at Szent Istvan University, Hungary. He worked as an associate professor at this university, where he also acted as the vice dean for international affairs of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, now private professor. His main fields of research are economics of transition, Post-Soviet studies and international issues of agricultural economics. He is a professor and PhD supervisor of Hungarian and foreign doctoral schools, member of editorial board of different referred international and Hungarian scientific journals. He actively participates in several international scientific organisations and networks as a visiting professor and honorary doctor of Japanese, Russian, and Kazakh universities.
Ph.D in economics received at University of Rijeka (1992). Fulbright fellowship for postdoctoral study obtained at Cornell University Graduate School of Management (1996). From 2005 employed at the Institute of Economics Zagreb. Professional status is tenured senior research fellow. Teaching and researching record from University of Rijeka. Scientific interest in microeconomics, institutional, labour and health economics. Special research and public policy interest in financial literacy, financial education and longer working life. National expert in Horizon 2020 “Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies..
Professor Albena Vutsova (F) has a Masters Degree in semiconductors and electronic components, and PhD from the University of World and National Economy (Bulgaria) on "Integration of Bulgarian Science to the European Research Area". She is holder of Diploma in Financial Management from the UWNE (Bulgaria). Prof. Vutsova has been consultant in the department "Scientific Research" at the Ministry of Education and Science. She is responsible for National Research Programmes Management and developing research policy papers, She was a National Coordinator of the EU Framework Programmes (5,6,7,), for COST, and for the EU Young Scientists Foundation. From 1993 to 2011 Prof. Vutsova was Director of the Scientific Research Directorate at the Ministry of Science and Education. She was also the Executive Manager of the National Science Foundation from Feb. 1991 to Jan. 2008. Her earlier career included the posts of Senior Expert at the State Committee for Research and Technology (1987-1991), Manager of "Progress" at the Innovation Center (1981-1987) and Research Associate at the Institute of Instrument Design (1975-1981). Her international experience includes several Phare, FP7 and NATO projects, both as partner and coordinator, as well as organising and speaking at global conferences. She is author and co-author in a number of publications. Research interests: Higher education policy, Organizational forms and governance, Economics of Education; Educational Policy, Research evaluation and peer review, Public-private partnership, Management, Development economics, Financial development and economic growth.
Professor Geoffrey Williams, MSc, PhD is co-founder and President of the EvalHum Initiative, a European association seeking to promote the Social Sciences and Humanities through improved evaluation procedures and impact studies. He is a former Vice President for International Relations at the Université de Bretagne-Sud, France (UBS), and has a particular interest in rankings and their application to the Social Sciences and Humanities. A linguist and lexicographer, he is a former president of the European Association for Lexicography - EURALEX. He is currently director of the Department for Document Management in UBS, and of the LiCoRN research group. He is a member of the Digital Humanities group of the LIDILEM research unit of the Université Grenoble Alpes. Professor Williams has published widely in his field and is a member of numerous academic societies.
Marta Natalia Wróblewska is an applied linguist and a philosopher interested in problems of research evaluation and the changing role of research in society. She approaches issues related to university governance and academic identity in an empirical framework inspired by linguistic pragmatics and Foucauldian governmentality. Her work contributes to the fields of Social Theory, Applied Linguistics and Higher Education Studies.
Marta’s doctorate in the area of Applied Linguistics focuses on the changes in academic discourse related to the introduction of the Impact Agenda – a new element of assessing academic research, launched with Research Excellence Framework in 2014. Specifically, the thesis explores changes in self-presentation of academics in text (studied on the basis of case studies submitted to REF 2014) and talk (investigated through reflexive interviews). The work argues that the introduction of a new element of academic reality and academic discourse was facilitated by the creation of an ‚impact infrastructure’ (a type of ‚dispositif’) built around a new genre of academic writing – impact case study.
Marta is the author of the two existing publications on research evaluation in Polish (published in Nauka i Szkolnictwo Wyższe). Between 2014-2018 she was member of the ERC-funded DISCONEX project on the ‚Discursive construction of academic excellence’, based at University of Warwick and EHESS, Paris. She is also member of a network of discourse researchers DiscourseNet.