Project Team

Chris Franks

  • Project Lead
  • Email:
  • Telephone: (0191 222) 3574
  • Service lead for the Shibboleth authentication system at Newcastle University and has been involved in previous JISC projects such as: GRAND and ID-MAPS. Chris will co-lead this project.

Richard James

Jan Clark

  • Electronic Serials and Metadata Librarian
  • handles the University's journal subscriptions; ensuring that these are recorded on the library management system and that electronic access is set up correctly.

Andrew Martin

  • Collaborative Systems Analyst
  • has 5 years experience of providing Blackboard VLE infrastructure and will facilitate access to and extraction of logs from various online resources, including Blackboard.

Paul Thompson

  • Senior Collaborative Systems Analyst
  • has 10 years experience working with web applications for the University and will oversee the usability of the various outputs of information gathered.

Peter Dinsdale

  • Information Security Officer
  • is a qualified data protection practitioner with 8 years' experience in information governance roles and will be providing advice on any data protection and privacy issues within the project.

Claire Heron

  • Project Officer
  • with 10+ years experience of managing and supporting multi-stakeholder projects and providing support and assurance on project management practices throughout the project lifecycle.

Caleb Racey

  • Systems Architecture Team Manager
  • was project manager on the JISC funded GRAND and GFIVO JISC projects and managed the institutional data management aspect of the IDMAPS project, he will provide guidance to the project.