Brigette Metzler is a jump-in-with-both-boots kind of a person. She is passionate about the democratisation of knowledge. In order to work on that, Brigette has worked in as diverse fields as arts, adult literacy, technical training, data architecture and user research. Currently working on the information architect end of the spectrum of user research and design research, Brigette is the lead User Research Librarian for the Australian Government Department of Human Services, spending much of the past 2 years researching researchers to make tools and libraries that work for them.
In her spare time, Brigette is completing a PhD on gender and public policy. She is the Chair of the Australian Government Linked Data Working Group, the Chair of the International government Vocabularies/Linked Data Interest Group, the Lead of the Australian government User Research Libraries Community and is the Australian coordinator of the global #WhatIsResearchOps research initiative.
Brigette is passionate about the role of ResearchOps in helping researchers do their best work and most weeks can find her talking ResearchOps, and libraries in particular, with people from all over the place. Brigette lives in Tasmania with her family and attributes her ability to talk to just about anyone as stemming directly from her islandness.