Simon has been a research manager and administrator for over 20 years and has spent 15 of those years serving in various ARMA Board positions, and is the immediate past chair. He is vice-chair of CASRAI, the international Consortium Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information. He has also served on a number of national UK committees, project boards and working groups including for RCUK, HEFCE, Universities UK (Open Access Co-ordination group), Jisc and Vitae on topics such as open access, grant management systems, research development, research assessment and research information management. Recently, he was part of the steering group that produced The Metric Tide report.  He holds a doctorate in research management and administration and is currently leading the NCURA funded international Research Administration As A Profession (RAAAP) project.


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