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Cameron Neylon

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Name  Cameron Neylon

Books  Beautiful Data
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Institutions  Curtin University Public Library of Science (PLOS) Flooved ISIS neutron source STFC
Alma mater  University of Western Australia (BSc) Australian National University (PhD)
Thesis  Towards the directed molecular evolution of DNA-binding specificity (1999)
Known for  Panton Principles Beautiful Data
Notable awards  Blue Obelisk award (2010)
Education  Australian National University (1995–1999), University of Western Australia (1991–1994)
Fields  Biophysics, Data management
Similar  Jean‑Claude Bradley, Pierre Lindenbaum, Peter Norvig, Alon Halevy, Raghu Ramakrishnan

David Cameron Neylon is an advocate for open access and Professor of Research Communications at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. From 2012 - 2015 he was the Advocacy Director at the Public Library of Science.


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Neylon was educated at the University of Western Australia and the Australian National University where he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biophysics in 1999 for work on directed molecular evolution and DNA-binding specificity.


In 2009 Neylon was a senior scientist at the ISIS neutron source of the Science and Technology Facilities Council. From 2012 to 2015 he served as director of advocacy at the Public Library of Science. He joined The Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT) at Curtin University in 2015 as Professor of Research Communications.

Neylon is an original drafter of the Panton Principles and opposed the Research Works Act and advocates for governmental encouragement for researchers to use open access licensing.

Neylon advocates for the use of altmetrics in determining the impact of scholarly publications. Neylon is part of Flooved Advisory Board.

Awards and honours

In 2010 he accepted a Blue Obelisk award.


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