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Alma Swan’s Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

1987-90    University of Warwick    MBA (Master of Business Administration)

1974-77    University of Southampton    PhD (cell biology)

1971-74    University of Southampton    BSc Hons (First Class) Zoology

 

EMPLOYMENT

Current employment:

Director, SPARC Europe www.sparceurope.org February 2012-

Director, Key Perspectives Ltd, Truro, UK  www.keyperspectives.co.uk July 1996-
 
Convenor, Enabling Open Scholarship www.openscholarship.org
 

Past employment:

1985-96: Senior Managing Editor, Pergamon Press/Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, UK

1981-85: Lecturer, Zoology Department, University of Leicester, UK

1978-81: Postdoctoral Research & Teaching Fellow, Anatomy Department, St.George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK

1978: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cancer Research Campaign Laboratories, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK

 

PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Fellow of the Society of Biology (UK), Chartered Biologist (C.Biol., FSB)

 

PROFESSIONAL PART-TIME POSTS

•    Tutor, Warwick Business School (University of Warwick)

 

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION-RELATED ACTIVITIES:

 

Past:

  • Advisory Board member, DRIVER Confederation (EU-funded): http://www.driver-repository.eu/
  • Project Board member, ERIS Project (Enhancing Repository Infrastructure in Scotland) 2009-11
  • Programme Committee, COMMUNIA 2010 Conference, Torino, italy, 28-30 June 2010: University and cyberspace – Redefining roles, envisioning the future, shaping a shared commons
  • Organising and Programme Committee, 3rd European Conference on Scientific Publishing in Biomedicine and Medicine, 2010
  • Organising and Programme Committee, SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting, Baltimore, November 2008
  • Organising and Programme Committee, 2nd European Conference on Scientific Publishing in Biomedicine and Medicine, Oslo, September 2008
  • Organising Committee, Open Repositories Conference, Glasgow, October 2006
  • Steering Group member, SPECTRa-T Project (JISC-funded; ended 2008)

 

OTHER VOLUNTARY OR HONORARY POSTS HELD

Current:

•    Visiting Researcher, School of Electronics & Computer Science, University of Southampton

•    Associate Fellow, Marketing and Strategic Management Group, Warwick Business School

•    Trustee, Devon County Association for the Blind

Past:

•    Elected member of Governing Board of Euroscience (European Association for the Promotion of Science & Technology)

•    Editor, The Euroscientist

•    Consultant and tutor, Open University Business School, Milton Keynes

•    Member of the Board of Governors, Brooksby Melton (FE) College, Melton Mowbray

•    Committee member and national workshops organiser, Society of Scribes & Illuminators, London

•    Founder and Secretary, Leicestershire Smallholders’ Association

•    Founder and Director, British Pony Centre

•    Trustee, Exmoor Pony Heritage Association

•    Secretary, Devon Wildlife Trust, Exeter Local Group

 

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