Meet the Team

Siobhán Burke

OER Service Manager

Siobhán Burke

Siobhán Burke’s role focuses on delivering the Jorum service. This includes engaging with the OER community and constantly striving to develop and improve the Jorum service, to ensure it meets the needs of existing and future users. Siobhán previously worked as the Jorum Educational Technologist, where she learned about Open Educational Resources (OER) and what Jorum offers the OER community. Before that, Siobhán worked at the University of Manchester Library, where her role as Electronic Resources Co-ordinator provided extensive experience of supporting users in accessing research, teaching and learning resources and delivering online services.

Pete Collins

Jorum Educational Technologist

Pete Collins

Pete Collins is our Educational Technologist working within the Jorum Learning, Teaching and Professional Skills team. My role focuses on facilitating content into Jorum, developing and enhancing user support information for the creation and reuse of resources, the development of new resource collections and metadata controlled vocabulary requirements, and liaison with the Jorum technical team.

Neeta Patel

Jorum Repository Developer

Neeta

Neeta Patel is Jorum’s repository Developer . She is responsible for maintaining, monitoring and developing the Jorum Repository based on the open source DSpace platform. She also contributes to the maintenance and development of the Jorum website based on user centred design, and the development of the Jorum Web Application, a “web” based interface to the Jorum Repository. She also assists in the design, implementation and maintenance of core technologies across Mimas, including specification, design and implementation of new systems.

Ben Ryan

Jorum Technical Development Manager

Ben Ryan

Dr. Ben Ryan joined Jorum as the Technical Development Manager early in 2012, coming from the University of Leeds. With a Ph.D. in Computer Science, he has worked as a Software Developer and consultant for a specialised typesetting and printing company, focusing on automated workflows for the production of printed and online academic journals an Ed tech working on LOM metadata, learning objects and specifications relating to electronic learning production and delivery; a technical director of a company developing delivery systems for online learning, as well as a Technical Officer for an ESRC funded qualitative longitudinal social science project responsible for achiving social science data. Ben is also an allotmenteer, fungalist, pizza oven pimper and specialist in building Heath Robinson style greenhouses.