New members of staff in the Library

We’re kicking off our staff profile series with two recent joiners, Michelle and Jennifer.

Hello my name is: Michelle Harricharan

My role in the Library is: Research Data Support Manager

Talk to me about:

All things research data. I am a data nerd. I love research and I especially love research data. Qualitative. Quantitative. Mixed method data. All of it!

High quality research relies on robust data handling and sharing. Good data management produces higher quality, verifiable and reproducible data that has a greater chance of being cited and reused, increasing opportunities for collaboration and boosting impact.

This is where I come in. I help SGUL researchers manage their data effectively in our changing, data intensive and Open research environment.

Recognising the value of Open Data to research outcomes and the pace of innovation, funders, publishers and regulatory bodies have implemented policies on data management and sharing. At SGUL’s Research Data Management (RDM) Service I support researchers in managing their data in compliance with this evolving policy landscape.

I am an advocate for Open Data at SGUL and help researchers to share their biomedical and health data responsibly; conforming to legal, ethical and professional obligations and accepted best practice.

You might see me around doing training or raising awareness in good data management. Say hi. I’d be happy to chat with you about your data and how you can manage your dataset(s) more effectively and efficiently.

Alternatively, you can drop the RDM Service an email at or phone us at 020 8725 5441.

You can also browse our RDM pages to learn more about how you can make the most of your data.

Something else about me

My favourite book is Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll). I’m addicted to adventure and a world that’s just a little bit bonkers.


Hello my name is: Jenni (Jennifer Hughes)

Jenni Hughes photo

My role in the Library is: Research Publications Assistant. This involves checking records and making them live in SORA (St George’s Online Resource Archive), helping process claims for gold open access payments, checking that articles we’ve paid for have been published open access, answering questions about open access and the HEFCE mandate, and helping researchers make their publications freely available online.

Talk to me about:  making articles open access, how to comply with the HEFCE mandate for the next REF, accessing articles through SORA and how open access works.

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