Dr Elena Menendez-Alonso

Dr Elena Menendez-Alonso

Research Data Specialist

Research Strategy and Governance (Research & Innovation)

I work in partnership with colleagues across the University to develop and deliver systems and services that support our research strategy. I also have functional responsibility for the management of the University's research information system (Symplectic Elements).


I have a background in science and extensive experience working in research and information management services in the HE sector.


  • MSc Information Management (with distinction) - Robert Gordon University, UK
  • PhD Chemistry - Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK
  • MPhil Analytical Chemistry - Departamento de Química Física y Analítica, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry - Universidad de Oviedo, Spain


  • communication and collaboration technologies
  • data analysis and visualisation
  • data management
  • design
  • information architecture
  • information management
  • knowledge management
  • people development
  • research support services
  • usability and accessibility
  • web and user experience development