Alicia joined Elsevier in June 2010 to lead the Universal Access team. In this role she is responsible for access and related policies, and for building relationships with other stakeholders in the scholarly communication landscape who share our interest in broadening access. The universal access team works closely with colleagues throughout Elsevier and is a catalyst for information exchange and innovation.
Alicia worked at the UK Joint Information Systems Committee from 1998-2003 first to manage national negotiations for access to a broad array of intellectual property and then to direct innovation programs to stimulate the creative use of information technology in universities and colleges. Alicia then moved to the publishing industry as Chief Executive of the Publishers Licensing Society which is a not-for-profit owned by publishing trade bodies to oversee collective licensing arrangements for UK publishers. From that position she was also seconded to serve as Head of Digital Publishing at The Publishers Association (PA).
Alicia holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and worked as an academic archaeologist and also in a digital archive for archaeological datasets.