Michelle Barker

Research Software Alliance


Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I have led a range of national and international programs facilitating system change to solve global challenges through open science. My expertise includes:

  • Strategist with thorough understanding of the research, technology, education and innovation nexus. 
  • Social connector who leads international initiatives in digital technologies and the digitally skilled workforce in the research sector. Currently Director of Research Software Alliance
  • Policy influencer with strong networks. Chair of OECD expert group on digital workforce capacity and skills for research.
  • Passionate advocate of open science, shared infrastructure and digital skills.