Michelle Willmers has a background in academic and scholarly publishing and has worked as a consultant and institutional project manager in various aspects of scholarly communication, including open access, open data and open educational resources, since 2008. Prior to that, she worked as an academic journal editor and publishing manager.
Michelle was a senior team member in the Shuttleworth Foundation Open Educational Resources initiative, programme manager of the IDRC Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme, and project manager of the OpenUCT Initiative. She also served as a project manager and researcher in the World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data in Developing Countries initiative. She was the Curation and Publishing Manager of the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project, and is currently the Publishing and Implementation Manager of the Digital Open Textbooks for Development project. She is based in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town.