Ms Dawn Hibbert
Dawn Hibbert is currently the Head of Research Support at the University of Northampton, where she is involved in all aspects of research support, including research data management, open access, ethics and the REF. Dawn previously worked as the Open Access Research Advisor for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Edinburgh University, introducing the College to open access, creating and providing training and workshops for staff. Setting up processes and reports for monitoring increases in open access outputs and managing a project to source and upload as many research outputs from REF 2014 as possible. Dawn then took on the role of Open Access Advocacy Librarian at the University of Strathclyde, where she created and implemented a successful strategy for maximum compliance with HEFCE’s Open Access Policy, whilst overseeing an RCUK budget of £260K, seeing a substantial increase in the use of this fund and in compliance.