The Open Education Professional Directory

Nick Sheppard, Repository Developer


Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Beckett University,
West Yorks,
United Kingdom


Native/near native level proficiency

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Open licenses
Research in open education
Accessibility in open education
Awareness raising and outreach
Repositories and technical
Open Educational Resources
Authoring OER
OER project management
Faculty adoption of OER
Libraries and OER
Technology for OER
Open Access
Open Access policy development
Open Access project management
Open Access publishing
Implementation of open access practices
Geographic regions of professional expertise


Personal statement

As Repository Developer at Leeds Beckett University and Technical Officer for the UK Council of Research Repositories (UKCoRR) I am interested in sustainable models of Open Access to research and potential synergies with open education and Open Educational Resources (OER), particularly underlying technology, software and interoperability of systems. I have been involved with a number of Jisc repository and infrastructure projects including SWORDv2, UK RepositoryNet+, Pathways to Open Resource Sharing through Convergence in Healthcare Education (PORSCHE) at MEDEV (Newcastle University) and Jorum, the national OER repository based at Mimas (University of Manchester), where I sits on the Steering Group.

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