My research interests include comics scholarship, digital humanities, library science, online publishing, journalism, social media, alt-metrics, data research and scholarly communications.
I got a PhD in Information Studies (University College London) and my background is in cultural studies (UEA Norwich) and English literature (UNAM).
I’m a researcher affiliated to the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. I co-founded and coordinate the editorial work of The Comics Grid Journal of Comics Scholarship, a pioneering open access academic rapid publication project. I specialise in online publishing for impact and widening participation and in the qualitative analysis of scholarly networks and academic article-level metrics.
In Networked Researcher I work with Sarah-Louise Quinnell supporting and promoting the use of social media in academic research and researcher development by facilitating training courses and developing social media guidance, as well as working on the project’s web site and social media engagement strategies.
I am a regular contributor to the Guardian Higher Education Network and I have been a HASTAC scholar, where I often blog. I am also an international correspondent for 4Humanities and contributor to University of Venus/Inside Higher Education. I am a member of the Mexican Digital Humanities Network, RedHD and serve in various international digital humanities academic committees, including the ADHO’s ad hoc communications committee.
I love teaching, writing, editing, brainstorming and spreading the word about the things I believe in. I love higher education and the Internet and I define myself as a digital scholarship advocate.