Visualise Your Thesis Judges

Meet the 2019 VYT International Competition Judges

Virginia (Ginny) Barbour

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Director, Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) and Professor at Queensland University of Technology

Prof Virginia (Ginny) Barbour is Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group, which she joined in 2015, and Advisor to the Office of Research Ethics & Integrity and the Library at QUT.

In 2004 she was one of the three founding editors of PLOS Medicine. She was the journal’s first Chief Editor, ultimately becoming PLOS Medicine and Biology Editorial Director. She chaired the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) from 2012-May 2017.

She has a medical degree from Cambridge University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. She has been involved in global advocacy for open access and innovation in scholarly communication since 2003, including advising on development of open-access and related policies to a diverse group of organisations. She is currently on the NHMRC's Research Quality Steering Committee.

Tim Sherratt

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Digital Heritage. Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra

Tim Sherratt is a historian and hacker who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections. He joined the University of Canberra in 2015 as Associate Professor of Digital Heritage, and combines academic life with a role in the Trove management team at the National Library of Australia.

He has been creating online resources relating to libraries, archives, museums and history since 1993, including Bright Sparcs, Mapping our Anzacs, QueryPic, and The Real Face of White Australia. He is a member of the THATCamp Council, an organiser of THATCamp Canberra, and a member of the committee of the Australasian Association for the Digital Humanities.

Sam Muirhead

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Open source activist, animator and technologist, 2018/19 Mozilla Fellow

Open source activist, animator and technologist, 2018/19 Mozilla Fellow.

Starting with music video and documentary before exploring many other fields of visual storytelling, Sam's work encompasses educational, social and environmental themes, having made videos and animation for Open Knowledge, OuiShare, Edgeryders, Charité, UNDP and Wikimedia, amongst many others.

Alongside his documentary & animation practice, Sam's research, workshops and software tools focus on the commons, and methods for collaborative creation and remix of illustration & animation.