Emma Karoune

Senior Research Community Manager for the Health Programme, The Alan Turing Institute

Emma works as a Senior Research Community Manager for the Health Programme. She has brought her open research skills to projects including the Turing-RSS Health Data Lab, the DECOVID project and Scoping the future of Health-AI.

She is part of the Research Community Management team within the Tools, Practices and Systems Research Programme. She is a core contributor to The Turing Way (an open-source community-led guide to reproducible research), and a member of the Book Dash Committee, helping to build resources and training for other researchers.

Emma is working closely with the Turing Skills Team to lead a project on Professionalising traditional and modern data science roles. This project is funded by a Skills Policy Award.

Emma is a specialist in Archaeobotany with a PhD from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. As well as her role at the Turing, Emma has been the Principal Investigator on the FAIR Phytolith Project  at Historic England and in collaboration with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra funded by EOSC Life. She is also involved in a project to develop the use of phytolith research in British archaeology by developing a comprehensive and open reference collection.

Emma is a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow focusing on promoting a more accessible and inclusive research culture. She is also working with Elixir-UK as a FAIR Data Stewardship Training Fellow to develop training resources for FAIR data management.  Emma works closely with the Open Life Science Programme as a mentor and expert.

All of her research and community building embraces an Open Scholarship approach in which she is striving to develop more open and sustainable research practices within her discipline and beyond.

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