About Overton

Yes, Overton is a start-up, but we have some pretty big ambitions. We built our platform with a basic but bold goal – to improve policymaking across the world. Policy decisions shape lives, so it’s obvious to us that they should be based on the best evidence available. Sounds simple, right?

To accomplish this, policy must be visible and policymakers must be accessible, so that knowledge can easily flow to those who need it. We see ourselves as a bridge, connecting researchers and policymakers – we want to empower decision-makers to recognise and utilise good evidence and help experts understand how to influence and affect change.

Our flagship database allows users to discover more than 13 million policy documents and their links to each other, to academic papers and to relevant people and topics. Coupled with Overton Engage – a platform to connect experts with decision makers – we’re the leading tool to understand and influence policy.

Our team


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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. 

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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.

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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.


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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.

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 licensing. In her spare time she likes to adventure in her camper van, a 1982 VW named Walter.


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Steward 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.


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.

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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.

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.

Engagement and Training

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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.

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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.


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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.

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.

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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.

Sales and Marketing

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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.

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