Louise Bezuidenhout

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Dr Louise Bezuidenhout Chair

Member since: 04/13/2015 - 15:14
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Bioethics, data sharing, low/middle-income countries, research infrastructures
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Leiden University
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Louise Bezuidenhout is a social science researcher who specializes on issues relating to Open Science, data sharing and access. Her research is broadly oriented around themes such as justice and access, inclusion and marginalization and equity. Much of her work to date has concentrated on identifying ways to improve the inclusion of low/middle-income country researchers into the Open Science landscape. This work has involved embedded ethnographies, interviews and surveys in a number of countries in Africa, Europe and North America. Louise holds PhDs in cardiothoracic surgery (University of Cape Town, RSA) and sociology (University of Exeter, UK). She has had postdoctoral research posts at the Universities of Edinburgh (UK), Exeter (UK), Notre Dame (USA), Oxford (UK) and Cape Town (RSA). She has also held lectureships at University College London (UK), University of the Witwatersrand (RSA) and the University of Oxford (UK). Between 2021 and 2023 Louise worked at the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in The Netherlands as a senior research data expert. Since November 2023 she works as a senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University focusing on Open Science monitoring.

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