Alma Swan is a consultant working in the field of scholarly communication. She is a director of Key Perspectives Ltd. and holds honorary academic positions at the University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science and the University of Warwick Business School. Alma is Convener for Enabling Open Scholarship, the global organization of universities promoting the principles of open scholarship in the academic community.
Her work covers market research and business modeling, project management and evaluation, research communication practices and behaviors, and the study and promotion of new forms of scholarly communication in the age of the Web. She writes and makes frequent presentations on scholarly communication issues.
Alma has BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Southampton and an MBA from Warwick Business School. She is a Fellow of the Society of Biology (UK) and a Chartered Biologist, is an elected member of the Governing Board of Euroscience (the European Association for the Promotion of Science & Technology) and is the former editor of its online magazine, The Euroscientist.