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Dr Michelle Barker Chair

Member since: 10/01/2013 - 02:50
Professional title: 
CEO/Managing Director/Chief Executive
Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Open science, e-infrastructure, software, skills and traning
Organization name: 
Research Software Alliance
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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 Director of the Research Software Alliance (ReSA). She is Co-chair of the RDA Organisational Advisory Board and rchaired the OECD Global Science Forum expert group on digital skills for the research sector from 2018-2020. 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.

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