Science Summit: Making an Impact
- 08:30 - 16:20
- Woburn House, London
Dr Lisa Colledge is an expert in the use of research metrics that provide insights into research performance of universities, researchers, journals, and so on. She is responsible for developing and defining Elsevier’s research metrics strategy.
She developed this knowledge “on the job” by working with editors and learned societies to build understanding of journal Impact Factors relative to their competitors, and to develop strategies to improve journals’ standings. She then joined the Elsevier Research Intelligence product group, which develops tools to support performance measurement, and most recently launched SciVal.
Lisa is also the Programme Director of Snowball Metrics; in this initiative, a group of universities agrees a single robust method to generate metrics that are commonly understood, draw on a combination of all data sources available to the universities generating them, and which thus support international benchmarking.
Prior to joining Elsevier, Lisa conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Edinburgh. She holds both a DPhil and an MA from the University of Oxford.
For more background, please see:
• Elsevier’s position on the use of research metrics in research assessment. This is Elsevier’s response to the request for evidence issued by HEFCE, and lays out 12 guiding principles: http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/research-intelligence/resource-library/resources/response-to-hefces-call-for-evidence-independent-review-of-the-role-of-metrics-in-research-assessment
• SciVal Metrics Guidebook: a straightforward, practical companion to the selection and use of research metrics in SciVal: http://www.elsevier.com/online-tools/research-intelligence/resource-library/resources/scival-metrics-guidebook
• Snowball Metrics Recipe Book: agreed and tested methodologies for metrics that give strategic insights to universities: www.snowballmetrics.com/metrics