Dr Michelle Barker ChairMember since: 01 October 2013
Michelle has extensive expertise in open science, research software, digital workforce capability and digital research infrastructure. As a sociologist, Michelle is passionate about building collaborative partnerships to achieve system change. Michelle is currently share of the Research Software Alliance (ReSA). She recently chaired the OECD Global Science Forum expert group on digital skills for the research sector, is an Advisory Committee Member of the US Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI), and has co-convened conferences including the IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE), International Workshop on Science Gateways and eResearch Australasia. Michelle is a former Director of the Australian Research Data Commons, where she led the strategic planning for the Australian government’s $180 million, five-year investment in ARDC, the national research software infrastructure investment program, and developed a national strategy to enhance digital workforce capacity in the research sector.