DAY 1 – Plenary

Alis Oancea

Oxford University

Alis Oancea is Professor of Philosophy of Education and Research Policy and Director of Research in Oxford University Department of Education. She specialises in philosophy of research and in studies of research policy and governance (including work on research impact and knowledge exchange, research quality, evaluation, assessment, and rankings).

The programme of research that Alis has developed over the last years draws together empirical and philosophical work aimed at “Understanding and Shaping Research Policy and Practice”. She also has strong interests in higher education, contemporary challenges for philosophy of education, and science and technology studies.

Expert reviewer of grant proposals to the Horizons 2020 (including Vice-Chair), FP7 and FP6 of the European Commission, to the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) (including membership of large grants and centres commissioning panel, 2014), the European Science Foundation , the Wellcome Trust, Education Endowment Foundation (member of reviewer pool), Defra, the British Educational Research Association, and other national and international bodies.

DAY 2 – Plenary

Lev Manovich

The City University of New York

Manovich is a digital culture theorist, writer, and artist. He made significant contributions to the growth of several new fields, including new media theory, media art, digital humanities, cultural analytics, and software studies. Manovich was included in the list of “25 People Shaping the Future of Design” and the list of “50 Most Interesting People Building the Future”. Currently he is a Presidential Professor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a Director of the Cultural Analytics Lab. Over last three decades, he published 180 articles and 15 books that include Cultural Analytics, Instagram and Contemporary Image, and The Language of New Media described as “the most suggestive and broad-ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan.” Manovich’s digital art projects were shown in 110 international exhibitions in Centre Pompidou, ICA London, ZKM, KIASMA, and other leading venues.

DAY 3 – Plenary panel

Juan Gorraiz


University of Vienna

Juan Gorraiz studied physics at the University of Madrid and at the University of Vienna, where he obtained his Doctor’s degree. He is the founder and former head of the Bibliometrics and Publication Strategies Department of the Library and Archive Services, University of Vienna, which is specialized on supporting both researchers and decision-makers in research administration. He has been engaged in bibliometric analyses and studies since 2001. Moreover, he has been teaching information retrieval and bibliometrics at the university course Library and Information Studies since 1992. He rendered outstanding services to the scientometric community as an organizer and programme chair of the 10th International Conference on Science & Technical Indicators 2008 in Vienna as well as an organizer of the 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference 2013 in Vienna. Last but not least, he is one of the initiators of the European Summer School for Scientometrics (esss), where he is engaged as steering committee member and lecturer.

Diana Hicks

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Diana Hicks is a Professor in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology specializing in metrics for science and technology policy. She was the first author on the Leiden Manifesto for research metrics published in Nature, which has been translated into 24 languages and won the 2016 Ziman award of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) for collaborative promotion of public interaction with science and technology. Her work has informed policymakers in the U.S., Europe and Japan. She has advised the OECD, Flanders, the Czech Republic, and Sweden on national research evaluation systems. She chaired the School of Public Policy for 10 years and currently co-chairs the international Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy and has been an editor of Research Evaluation. Prof. Hicks has also taught at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley; SPRU, University of Sussex, and worked at NISTEP in Tokyo. She earned her D.Phil and M.Sc. from SPRU, University of Sussex. In 2018 she was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “distinguished contributions to the evaluation of national and international research and development enterprises, and for outstanding leadership in science and technology policy education.”

Addy Adelaine


CEO and founder of Ladders4Action. Dr Adelaine is an international social worker and expert on action research and inclusive accountability. Working in the UK and internationally, her specialist areas of work include: inclusive organisational development; action research; gender, race and youth equality; humanitarian practice; collaborative knowledge creation and in ethical social research practices in challenging environments.
Dr Adelaine has worked across Africa and Asia in the capacity of researcher, consultant and practitioner. In addition to her 15 years of experience and doctorate in International social work Addy has attained a MRes in social research methods, PgDip in youth and community work and a BSc in disaster management and engineering.
Dr Adelaine is a methodological expert in action research and facilitating dialogue on complex and sensitive subjects. Some examples of her work includes youth-led action research with slum dwelling young women in Uganda; practice-based action research and first-person reflexive action research with senior leaders in the NHS around the subject of race and inclusive leadership.