Natalie is director of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), a research centre and digital repository for Ireland’s humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage data. She has a master’s in political theory and aesthetics, and a PhD in critical film and theatre studies from the University of Toronto. She lectured in cinema studies and Celtic studies at this latter institution. Natalie is part of the National Archives Advisory Council, the Core Oversight Group of the National Open Research Forum, and the DARIAH Steering Group.
Internationally, she serves on the Federation of European Academies’ (ALLEA) Open Science Taskforce, the Canadian National Committee for CODATA. She has also contributed to taskforces and working groups for the Research Data Alliance. For example, the RDA Council Nominations Committee, Financial Sustainability Taskforce, and the COVID-19 working group. Natalie has also served on a number of expert and advisory groups including the European Commission’s FAIR data expert group, the (first) EOSC FAIR working group, and the OECD expert group on sustainable data repositories.