The Researcher to Reader Conference is directed by Mark Carden, a recruiter in the scholarly communications sector.  Each annual Conference has an Advisory Board, with its membership drawn from senior and experienced people within the international scholarly publishing community, potentially including Researchers, Librarians, Publishers, Funders, Aggregators, Distributors, Agents, Technologists and Consultants. The Advisory Board oversees the themes and content of the Conference, to ensure that it is relevant to the community and representative of a wide spectrum of opinion.

Members of the Advisory Board serve on an annual basis, concluding in April of each year, but may be invited to continue their contribution for multiple years.  The members receive a complimentary delegate place at the Conference that they have helped to plan.

The Conference is greatly improved through the support that it receives from the members of the Advisory Board.

2024 Advisory BoardAB Pic Strip

  • Mark Allin
    – Principal at ContentAll and former CEO at Wiley
  • Rick Anderson
    – University Librarian at Brigham Young University
  • Mark Carden
    – Managing Consultant at Mosaic Search
  • Laura Cox
    – Senior Director, Publishing Industry Data at Copyright Clearance Center
  • Bernie Folan
    – Owner at Bernie Folan Research & Consulting
  • Dr Haseeb Irfanullah
    – Consultant on the environment
  • Dr Dasapta Erwin Irawan
    – Assistant Professor at the Institut Teknologi
  • Dr Phill Jones
    – Co-founder, Digital & Tech at MoreBrains Cooperative
  • Dr Danny Kingsley
    – Scholarly Communications Consultant
  • Arend Küster
    – Director Academic Affairs at Springer Nature
  • Dr Fiona Murphy
    – Co-founder, Partnerships at MoreBrains Cooperative
  • Stephanie Veldman
    – Head of Open Research at Brill
  • Dr Heather Staines
    – Director of Community Engagement at Delta Think
  • Anthony Watkinson
    – Principal Consultant at CIBER Research
  • Wilhelm Widmark
    – Library Director at Stockholm University

Board Members Emeritus

  • Chris Banks – Director of Library Services at Imperial College London
  • Sam Bruinsma – Vice-President Business Development at Brill
  • Luke Davies – Director, EU Publisher Relations at EBSCO
  • Nawin Gupta – Principal at Informed Publishing Solutions
  • Rob Johnson – Director at Research Consulting
  • Peter Lawson – Publishing Consultant & former Director at Karger
  • Sid McNeal  – Executive Vice President at EBSCO
  • Dr Anna Sharman – Founder at Cofactor Science

(this page lightly edited 27 April 2023)