Dr Torsten F. Reimer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Programme Manager, Jisc
Brettenham House, 5 Lancaster Place
London, WC2E 7EN
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As a Jisc programme manager I am responsible for a range of activities designed to help the UK's education and research sectors to make innovative use of digital technology. The focus of my work is on the research space, in particular tools and infrastructures for researchers - everything from cloud and grid computing to Virtual Research Environments, methods like text mining or social media analysis and fields like digital humanities. I also work with a group of software developers to facilitate innovation and I have an interest in data curation and management. My role also involves partner engagement, influencing policy and providing input in Jisc's innovation strategy.
Before joining Jisc, I worked at King's College London, first as Senior Research Project Co-ordinator at the AHRC ICT Methods Network, based at the Department for Digital Humanities (DDH), and as Development Manager at the Centre for e-Research (CeRch). At King's, I founded arts-humanities.net.
In previous roles, I was the Web Co-ordinator for (LMU), the University of Munich, and ICT Project Co-ordinator and research associate at LMU's history department. While my main focus was on the Server Early Modern History, I co-founded historicum.net, a history portal and platform for humanities e-publications.
I do also have experience in (digital) libraries, for instance through work with the Bavarian State Library (BSB) and as an IT consultant, project developer and researcher/editor for a publisher and a major software company.
My dissertation Before Britannia ruled the Waves. The Construction of a Maritime Nation is available (in German) as an electronic publication via LMU.