Jonathan joined Digital Science as Chief Scientist in October 2013. Previously, he was the lead founder of Evidence Ltd (2000-2009) and Director of Research Evaluation for Thomson Reuters (2009-2013). Evidence developed products and services providing decision support to research managers and carried out research evaluation for agencies and institutions in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, Brazil, Australia, China, India, Singapore and Malaysia.
Jonathan led the 2008 review of research evaluation in New Zealand and was a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) indicators development group for its research excellence assessment (ERA). In 2004 he chaired the EC Evaluation Monitoring Committee for Framework Programme 6; in 2006, he chaired the Monitoring Group of the European Research Fund for Coal & Steel; and, in 2010, he was an Expert Advisor to the interim evaluation of FP7.
Jonathan has worked at King’s College London (1979-1980), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1980-1983), University of Leeds (1983-1989) and Imperial College London (1989-1992). He was a science policy advisor to the UK Advisory Board for the Research Councils (1989-1992) and was Leeds University’s Director of Research Strategy (1993-1997). He has published over 100 articles in journals, a series of widely quoted reports on research in the BRIC economies and regularly presents at international research conferences.