Brief Biography (English)
Dr Louise Bezuidenhout is a Social Scientist specializing in Critical Data Studies. Her work examines the evolving Open Data/Open Science landscape and the evolution of data sharing infrastructures, practices and communities.
In particular, Dr Bezuidenhout's work focuses on issues of justice, access and marginalization. It identifies social, regulatory and political barriers that emerge in the Open Science landscape and shape researcher engagement.
Her work has a strong empirical component and she has conducted fieldwork in a number of African countries, including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Sudan. She has also worked in the US and UK.