Our Team

With decades of experience between us, the MoreBrains team is committed to working collaboratively and cooperatively — with each other and with our clients.

We have proven expertise working with and for organisations across the scholarly communications and research community. 

Collectively, our skills range from business analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, and workflow mapping to communications, community engagement, and outreach.

Josh Brown

Josh Brown

Research & Strategy

Josh has worked on open research projects for ARDC, CERN, Crossref, Jisc, ORCID, the University of London and others. He has explored the challenges of advancing and opening up research in partnership with funders, libraries, research institutions, policy makers and research infrastructure providers in dozens of countries on six continents (seven if you count Zealandia/Te Riu-a-Māui). As MoreBrains’ strategic lead, Josh is uniquely well-placed to leverage the many relationships he has built in the research community.

Specialist in research information, open research, community building, organisational strategy, policy

Worked at Crossref, ORCID, CERN, Jisc, University College London, University of Sussex, University of Brighton

Volunteers for OAI, CERN-Unige workshops on innovations in scholarly communication, Open Repositories Ideas Challenge

Phill Jones

Digital & Technology

Phill, our digital and technology expert, is a former research scientist turned publishing executive, technologist and business strategist. After spending six years as a biophysicist at Harvard Medical School, Phill joined JoVE as its first editorial director. In the decade that followed, he dedicated his time to exploring the intersection of scholarly communication, technology and innovation, working in a variety of positions at Digital Science (including Director of Publishing Innovation) and, more recently, at Emerald Publishing, where he was CTO.

Specialist in quantitative analysis, research practice, digital product development, startups, business modelling, publishing technology

Worked at Digital Science, Emerald Publishing, Journal of Visualised Experiments, Harvard Medical School, UK Atomic Energy Authority

Volunteers for Society for Scholarly Publishing, The Scholarly Kitchen, Learned Publishing Editorial Board, Researcher to Reader

Alice Meadows

Communications & Outreach

Alice brings many years experience of working in scholarly publishing and, more recently, open research infrastructure. She’s active in the scholarly communications community, regularly writing and speaking about topics including open research, trust, peer review, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She helped found Peer Review Week and PIDapalooza, and is a proud recipient of the SSP Distinguished Service Award (2018), the ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing (2016), and the ISMTE Recognition Award (2013).

Specialist in communications, community engagement, marketing

Worked at NISO (current position, four days a week), ORCID, Wiley, Blackwell

Volunteers for Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC), Peer Review Week, Society for Scholarly Publishing (President-Elect, DEI Committee, Kitchen Cabinet, Finance Committee), The Scholarly Kitchen blog (chef/writer)

Fiona Murphy

Partnerships & Community Development

Fiona has extensive experience as a scholarly publisher and independent scholarly communications consultant.  As well as working with a variety of organisations to support their community-building, and research quality, integrity and FAIR objectives, Fiona holds a range of service positions and a DPhil in English.  

Specialist in publishing models, commissioning, open data, learned societies, workflows, translating stakeholder requirements to each other, policy

Worked at Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury Academic, Wiley, Random House

Volunteers for Dryad Data Repository Vice-Chair of the Board, Data Science Journal Editorial Board Member, European Association of Science Editors EASE Digest Book Reviews Editor, FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI) Steering Committee Member, and Researcher to Reader

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