First name: Bill
Last name: Hubbard
Company / Organization: Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham
Briefly describe yourself:
Head of the Centre for Research Communications
Interests: open access, new forms of research communication, policy development, copyright, and open science
Skills: advocacy, strategic planning, policy development
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Primary region of activity: Global
Primary professional involvement: Access to information and knowledge
Bill Hubbard is the Head of the Centre for Research Communications (CRC), incorporating the work of SHERPA. Bill has a background in Higher Education and IT; in particular in work aiming to embed IT into university functions and working practices. Previous work has looked at the use of Expert Systems in supporting decision making, designing information systems for managing research funding and a number of years working with the introduction of multimedia into university teaching. Bill's commercial experience includes three years as a project manager in virtual reality applications for communications, installations and broadcast, specialising in virtual heritage environments. Before this he worked as a senior lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester, leading a BA degree course in Multimedia Design and has been an honorary lecturer in the School of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia.
Bill speaks widely on open access and related issues - repository network development, institutional integration, cultural change, IPR and Open Access policy development. He is also involved in archaeological and heritage applications of new media and sits on the Channel 4 Award jury for new media archaeology.