Virginia Barbour, Ph.D.

Dr. Virginia Barbour is the Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group and has a part time joint appointment as advisor to the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity and the Library at Queensland University of Technology.

She is based in Brisbane, Australia. She has a long history of working in open access publishing. In 2004 she was one the three founding editors of PLOS Medicine, becoming Medicine and Biology Editorial Director of PLOS in 2014.

She studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, then medicine at UCL and Middlesex Hospitals, London, specializing in haematology.

She was Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) from 2012-May 2017. She is an advisor to a number of publishing and ethics initiatives.

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