Clare is the Digital & Systems Librarian in Information Services. Working with the Collections Librarian, she is responsible for the effective management, development and operation of business-critical library systems, including the Library Management System, resource discovery interface, repositories and other library-related systems. This role involves working collaboratively with colleagues within and beyond the Library to create and develop a range of excellent digital library services for our students and staff.
Until August 2022 Clare was the Senior Research Librarian in Information Services. This involved working across a number of areas including: Open Access, research information systems, repositories, bibliometrics, REF and research data management, with the aim of supporting excellent research across the university.
Clare originally studied Biological Sciences (Honours Biochemistry) at the University of Edinburgh. She followed this with an MSc in Information & Library Studies and is a chartered librarian. She has worked at the National Library of Scotland and Edward Grey Institute and Zoology libraries of the University of Oxford.
Clare continues to have a strong interest in science and has an MSc with Distinction in Psychological Research Methods from the University of Edinburgh. She has also been involved in research with the Health Psychology group at Stirling exploring factors affecting organ donation registration and investigating deliberate self-harm in teenagers.