Overton is a friendly, forward looking start-up with big ambitions to support evidence-based policymaking across the world. We have built a pioneering platform that allows users to discover more than 9.3 million policy documents and their links to each other, to academic papers and to relevant people and topics.
We work with leading global universities, IGOs, NGOs, research funders, publishers and think tanks to understand their role in the policymaking landscape – tracking the evolution of ideas all the way from academic and think tank research, through knowledge brokers and other intermediaries, to government reports and legislation.
Euan Adie, Founder and Director
Euan is the managing director of Overton, which he founded in 2019. He previously founded and spent six years growing Altmetric, which is now owned by Digital Science, and before that worked at Nature Publishing Group and as a researcher in medical genetics (despite not knowing how to hold a pipette properly) at the University of Edinburgh.
Terry Bucknell, Commercial Director
Terry is the sales guy. He cut his sales teeth at Digital Science, where he met Euan. Prior to that he worked in academic libraries for 17 years. He’s still a librarian at heart who gets a kick out of helping people to find the stuff they need. Terry’s first degree was in Physics and he started three PhDs (without ever writing a word of a thesis) before he became a librarian.
Jennifer Glover, Head of Operations
Jennifer keeps things running smoothly at Overton, turning her hand to anything from marketing to finance to recruitment depending on what the day brings – such is life in a startup! Before joining Overton, she worked at think tank LGIU helping councils create and influence government policy and at company intelligence platform Beauhurst during its startup phase. Jennifer has an MSc in Public Policy from Birkbeck College.
Natalia Forrest, Acting Head of Operations
Natalia is keeping the ship steady while Jennifer is on maternity leave. She has been fortunate to work across a range of industries including Defence, Government, Higher Education and Think Tanks. She has a Master of International Studies from the University of Sydney and an MBA (Exec).
Nick Thompson, Software Engineer
Nick develops and maintains features in the Overton app, and ensures everything runs as smoothly as possible on our servers. He started off in chemistry, completing his MChem at the University of Bath. Later finding a passion for programming that led to a career change, he hasn’t looked back since.
Matt Difford, Software Engineer
Matt is a member of our development team. He loves to solve complex problems – always striving to find the simplest possible solutions – and is passionate about bringing new features, functionality and fixes to the Overton platform. He has experience building websites and software for many national brands including estate agents, energy providers and restaurant chains.
Stewart Allan, Frontend and Design Engineer
Stew’s job is to make the Overton user experience seamless as possible by solving problems before they arise. He works with the rest of the tech team to develop and maintain the app, but is also responsible for the frontend design, focusing on issues like accessibility. He previously worked creating digital products, designing experiences in startups in the UK and in media in New Zealand.
Izie Wood, Software Engineer
For her first big appearance in software, Izie helps develop and maintain features in the Overton app. Prior to this she studied Philosophy for several years and planned to become a professional Philosopher. After discovering Python, she did an impulsive MSc in computational methods and the rest is history- though she’s still always up for a metaphysical debate.
Engagement and Training
Inesia Adolph, Engagement and Training Manager
Inesia loves helping people learn. She channels her teaching experience and background as a librarian into figuring out ways to help users navigate the platform. From onboarding and training to developing resources and providing support, her goal is to empower Overton users. Originally from Canada, Inesia has worked internationally for nearly a decade in Higher Education.
Nathalie Cornée, Product Support Specialist (Research Impact)
Ellie Downes, Product Support Specialist
Ellie works with Inesia and Nathalie in our support team and is enthusiastic about helping users get the most out of Overton. She enjoys learning about the variety of different research areas, topics and organisations that users are exploring, and supporting them however she can. Ellie studied English Literature at Aberystwyth University, became a librarian by accident and spent several years in Welsh Higher Education.
Taylor Goulding, Product Manager
Taylor is our Product Manager. She acts as a bridge between our users and our developers; learning what our customers need from the app and figuring out how our tech team can deliver it. With her BA in politics she knows all about balancing the needs of different stakeholders and translating between groups! Prior to Overton she worked in the conference industry before making her way into tech start ups, where she discovered her passion for building great products.
Katie Shamash, Head of Data
Katie leads the data team. Her priority is making sure Overton’s data is as good as possible to help answer customers’ questions. She’s spent her career using data to understand the research landscape – most recently at Digital Science, where she worked with government, funder, and corporate clients, and previously at Jisc, where she worked on open access and licencing. In her spare time she likes to adventure in her camper van, a 1982 VW named Walter.
Angel Luis Jaso Tamame, Data Scientist
At Overton we have a LOT of data and Angel keeps it all under control. His background is in molecular biology, having completed his PhD at Imperial College and his MSc at the University of Madrid. He previously worked at the Medical Research Council and the EU Commission.
Kat Hart, Analyst
Kat helps to find stories in our data. Her background is in Higher Education management, becoming interested in the policy-research interface as a knowledge broker on the Capabilities in Academic-Policy Engagement (CAPE) project. In her spare time, you’ll find her working towards her PhD project at the University of Nottingham, themed around river management policy.
Céire Wincott, Analyst
Céire finds patterns in our data, using her insights to help our users get more out of the platform. She’s long been interested in how research influences policy, having worked with the Imperial College Policy Forum whilst doing her PhD in Chemical Biology. Before this, she did a Chemistry degree followed by a Masters’, with a brief interlude to follow her real passion – working for a peanut butter company.
Sales and Marketing
Kate Holvey, Marketing Manager
Kate’s job is to get people talking about Overton. She carries out all our marketing activities, ensuring that our potential and existing customers understand exactly how we can help them. A lifelong logophile (can’t you tell?), she has degrees in English and Public Relations. Kate joined Overton from the Higher Education sector, where she was a research marketing manager.
Mirage Berry, Director of Business Development (Americas)
Mirage is our U.S. salesperson. She came to Overton from the Internet Archive where she worked with cultural heritage organisations across the globe to further IA’s mission of “Universal Access to All Knowledge”. She has a dual degree in Political Science and International Studies which informed her passion for advancing scholarship, policy transparency and open access.