open access, research data, open science, funder mandates
Other (professional title):
European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA)
I am currently working at the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) in Brussels as Policy Adviser with focus on Open Access, RDM, and Open Science more broadly. From 2009 - 2012 I was working at the European Commission's DG Research & Innovation as Policy Officer in the Unit dealing with 'Researchers and Universities' (working on issues related to researcher mobility and careers), and previously at the Irish Universities Association in Dublin, acting as National Contact Point and National Delegate for the programmes 'People' ('Marie Curie Actions') and 'Research Potential' under the European Commission's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7).
My academic background is in mathematics and physics. I hold a PhD in mathematics from the University of Heidelberg and spent several years in academic research before moving out of academia in 2007.