Amanda Lawrence

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    Dr Amanda Lawrence is an Australian researcher and librarian specialising in open knowledge, research communication and research infrastructure for policy and practice. She is currently Research Fellow, Open Knowledge Systems at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S), at RMIT University. She is also a Senior Associate at Outside Opinion. Amanda has a PhD in Media and Communications from RMIT University on research publishing and public policy, particularly the role of organisations such as government agencies, research centres, NGOs and think tanks as research publishers and how their diverse outputs are used and managed. She was Director of Analysis & Policy Observatory (, an award-winning public policy digital library, from 2006 until 2018, where she secured and managed a number of Australia Research Council Linkage and Infrastructure grants. Other roles include Literature Program Manager at the Asialink Centre, University of Melbourne. Amanda has a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management from RMIT University and an Arts Degree with Honours from the University of Melbourne. She currently serves as President for Wikimedia Australia Board.

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