Heather is a Data Archivist with the Australian Data Archive (ADA) at the Australian National University, where she is responsible for the curation of research data for preservation, archiving and publication. Heather holds a PhD in Bioanthropology from The Australian National University, a Masters from California State University Fullerton in Physical Anthropology and a Bachelor in Anthropology and Zoology from Miami University. Her background is in primatology, humanities and social science research, including both non-human primate studies and community social surveys. She has also managed large archaeological physical collection and data sets for a consulting company. Heather has interests in archiving and data management, social attitude surveys, new sampling and collection methods, and standards, policy and procedures for ethical collection, preservation and dissemination of data.
Data Archiving, Data Management, Ethics in Social Science especially in regards to data sharing, Research Methods for Social Sciences, Core Trust Seal/Trusted Digital Repositories, Training and outreach for data.