Dr Anne Beaulieu coordinates the Impact Project. The project will increase the impact of ongoing and emerging work at CWTS, including research, bibliometric and scientometric tools, and evaluation expertise. Her aim is to create links between research, teaching and services and to develop new interfaces for knowledge circulation. She is currently working for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen and for Leiden University. She also writes and teaches about the societal aspects of energy and Big Data at the Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science and the Groningen Energy Summer School for PhDs. She is a member of the Board of Studium Generale Groningen and of the NIAS-Lorentz Advisory Board.
A dominant theme in Beaulieu’s work is the importance of data, images and interfaces for the creation and circulation of knowledge. Past research projects focused on data-sharing, on knowledge networks and big data, and on visualization and visual knowledge. Beaulieu has also done extensive work in the field of digital humanities, on new (ethnographic) research methods and on ethics in e-research. In 2011, she initiated the project Energysense, a large-scale longitudinal study of energy with 10 000 households in the Northern Netherlands, and was its programme manager until May 2018. She was visiting research fellow at the Pufendorf Institute for Advance Studies, Lund University (2017-18) and visiting professor at the STS Department of the University of Vienna in 2018.
Anne Beaulieu has published widely in STS and social science journals and in a number of edited collections. Some of her key contributions have been translated and/or reprinted in major reference works. She is co-editor of Smart Grids From a Global Perspective and of Virtual Knowledge (MIT Press) and has been guest editor of special issues for the following journals: Theory and Psychology, Social Epistemology, Journal of Computer Mediated Interaction and Forum Qualitative Research.
More information on publications can be found on Anne's webpage at the University of Groningen.