Mafalda Marques

Research analyst

My blog posts

Open for collaboration?

Podcast Listen to the accompanying podcast . Play audio The theme for this year’s open access week , ‘open for collaboration’, reflects this progress, taking... >>


I support Jisc Collections in the formation, implementation, completion, evaluation and communication of its research activity.

This involves conducting quantitative and qualitative research that provides Jisc Collections with robust market data and intelligence to inform current and upcoming negotiations and enable the development of innovative business models for procurement and licensing that meet our member's requirements and support the effective completion of core negotiation activity. 


I joined Jisc in May 2014 where I worked as project officer in the European projects PASTEUR4OA and OpenAIRE. These projects promoted the implementation of open access and open data policies across Europe.

In the past, I worked as a project coordinator for the Humanitarian Innovation Project (HIP) and the Diffusion of Innovation in Low Income Countries (DILIC) project at the University of Oxford. I worked on the project ‘Portuguese Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Andorra, London, Nice and Monaco’ with the Centre for the Study of Population, Economy and Society.

I also worked with the Oxford University China Africa Network (OUCAN) and have worked for Oxfam GB’s humanitarian department human resources team, the Portuguese Catholic University, and volunteered for the Oxford Peace Research Trust.

I hold a BA in applied foreign languages from the Portuguese Catholic University, and an MA in international relations and a postgraduate course in development and emergency practice both from Oxford Brookes University. I also have an MPhil in politics from the University of Bristol.

I also completed courses on managing innovative technology (University of Oxford), entrepreneurship and innovation in the age of change (London School of Economics (LSE)), and introduction to management (University of Oxford).

My surname changed from Picarra in May 2016.


Media coverage

Push the door wider!
Research Information, October 2015

Aligning Europe's approaches to open access
Research Information, January 2015