Kathryn Barker

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Dr Kathryn Barker Coordinator

Member since: 02/25/2019 - 05:14
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Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Earth Observation; Project Management
Other (professional title): 
RDA Community Development Manager
Organization name: 
Research Data Alliance / Australian Research Data Commons
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As RDA Community Development Manager, Kathryn's responsibilities involve managing and coordinating engagement with the global RDA community. In collaboration with the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), she facilitates Australian engagement with RDA and supports Australasian growth. Kathryn completed her PhD in marine biogeochemistry and satellite remote sensing at the University of Plymouth, UK and has an academic background in oceanography, marine biology and environmental sciences. After finishing her PhD, Kathryn worked in industry as a project manager and engineer on large-scale applied Earth Observation research and data services projects for the European Space Agency and the European Union. She managed many large-scale projects and teams across Europe and worked with a wide range of stakeholders spanning academia and industry. In Australia, Kathryn diversified her expertise into the data sciences and computational domains with a focus on research data management. She has previously managed projects across a broad range of scientific and technical domains with the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and Curtin Institute for Computation, and provided institutional research support with the ARDC.

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