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New Principal Executive Officer for SLD

Dr Ruth O'Donovan started as Principal Executive Officer at SLD at the end of September, bringing to the role over 10 years of experience in commercial dictionary publishing. She most recently held the post of Head of Language Content at Collins, having begun her career at Chambers Harrap in Edinburgh. Dr O'Donovan has an exceptional track-record in dictionary publishing, lexicographical corpus research and the digital applications of linguistic and dictionary data. Her academic background is in language, linguistics and computational linguistics and she holds a PhD – funded by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology – from the National Centre for Language Technology, Dublin City University.

Dr O'Donovan is looking forward to leading SLD into this next phase of its development, with many exciting initiatives and projects ahead.

Please see the full announcement from SLD's Convener Professor Jeremy Smith here.