Claire was appointed Executive Director in 2016 having led the development and growth of OASPA during her time with the association. She joined in 2012 as Membership and Communications Manager, building on a successful background in scholarly publishing. Prior to working for OASPA, Claire worked for 12 years in the academic publishing sector, building up editorial and management experience and valuable insight into the industry.
Events and Communications Coordinator
As OASPA’s Events and Communications Coordinator since March 2016, Leyla coordinates events and communications around OASPA’s activities, including the annual conference. She builds internal and external organisational relationships with the open access community, and is developing OASPA’s web presence and social media initiatives. Previously, Leyla oversaw outreach efforts and open access advocacy at Columbia University’s Center for Digital Research and Scholarship in New York. She has a BSc from the University of Birmingham, and is studying part-time for an MSc at University College London.