Louise Bezuidenhout is a social science researcher specialising on issues relating to Open Science. Her research is broadly oriented around themes such as justice and access, inclusion and marginalization and equity. Much of her work to date has concentrated on identifying ways to improve the inclusion of low/middle-income country researchers into the Open Science landscape.
Dr Bezuidenhout holds PhDs in cardiothoracic surgery (University of Cape Town, RSA) and sociology (University of Exeter, UK). She has previously worked at the Universities of Exeter, Notre Dame, Oxford, the Witwatersrand, Edinburgh and Cape Town, and University College London. Dr Bezuidenhout currently work for the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences as a senior research data expert. Her current work relates to the evolution of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), and involves working with multi-partner consortia to develop EOSC training and responsible research materials.