Virginia (Ginny) Barbour
Professor, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Prof Virginia (Ginny) Barbour is Co-Lead, Office for Scholarly Communication, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Director of Open Access Australasia. She trained in the UK in medicine, specialising in haematology and then went onto to do a DPhil at Oxford University and post-doctoral research in the US on globin gene regulation.
She was one of the three founding editors of PLOS Medicine. She was Chair of COPE (2012-2017) and is currently Vice-Chair of the DORA Steering Committee, a Plan S Ambassador, a member of COAR’s Executive Board and a member of the Australian NHMRC’s Research Quality Steering Committee. She is an editorial advisor to medRxiv.