Helen Clare

Scholarly communications subject specialist

My blog posts

Jisc scholarly communications blog

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My role is to provide advice, training and consultancy in the area of scholarly communications, with a particular focus on open access.


After qualifying and working as a librarian in my early career, I worked for Jisc Netskills for 13 years providing training and working on a diverse range of projects across various sectors.

I returned to my roots in 2011, working as a librarian in the liaison team at Newcastle University

I have a keen interest in all aspects of information and digital literacy, and in supporting staff and students in their development. 

My surname changed from Blanchett in 2019.