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Carolyn Ten Holter

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Carolyn Ten Holter BA(Oxon), PgDip, MA

Doctoral Student
Research Assistant

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My Masters in Library and Information Science looked at open access repositories and ways of incentivising academics to self-archive in these essential parts of the open access system. In particular I investigated whether academics would be more motivated to self-archive if there was a clearer link between publishing material to the IR and the evidence required for career progression or impact studies. For example, repositories accept many different types of content, but in practice researchers are mostly motivated by the Act On Acceptance mandate to deposit journal articles and little else.

My doctoral research is investigating responsible research and innovation practice in emerging technologies, in particular quantum computing. This is examining the 'triple-helix' model of academia, industry and policy and the complex interactions between these areas in the development of novel technologies. In general I am focused on responsible innovation as a practice in various disciplinary areas.

I am theme representative on the editorial board of Inspired Research, the departmental publiction, and sit on the editorial board of the Journal of Responsible Technology. I am also a divisional research staff representative on the Research Staff Hub, which is engaged in delivering the Concordat framework across the University


I read law at New College, then moved into marketing communications in a variety of industries, including start-up finance, oil & gas exploration modelling and hi-tech PR. I was head of marketing at law firms in the City of London and in Oxford. While completing my Masters, I worked on the ORBIT project, which trains researchers in the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation. I commenced my DPhil studies in responsible quantum computing in October 2019 and joined the Responsible Technology Institute as a Research Assistant in November 2020. I now work on the RoAD project, which looks at autonomous vehicle data collection.

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