Eloisa Viggiani

Affiliate Senior Associate, Latin and South America

Eloisa brings to Maverick knowledge and expertise in bibliographic databases and research evaluation. Her career in the publishing industry began 15 years ago, when she joined Elsevier as a consultant for research intelligence. In this role, she engaged with journal editors and scholarly publishing associations in Latin America and with Scopus´ Content Selection and Advisory Board to expand the regional coverage of the database with the most relevant local journals. She became a specialist in bibliographic databases and science evaluation, providing analysis, insights and recommendations around science evaluations and the responsible use of indicators for the assessment of journals, researchers, institutions, and research proposals.  Eloisa also had the opportunity to deliver consulting services to government organizations, research funding agencies, and leading universities in Latin America around the assessment and evaluation of teaching, research and third mission, and around topics of special interest, such as globalization, academic mobility/Brain Drain, regional inequalities, and gender gaps. Her experience also includes capacity development and the management of international cooperation projects. Prior to Elsevier, she worked as an engineer and project manager with IBM and Lucent Technologies for nearly 10 years.

Eloisa has a PhD in Education in Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. She is a member of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics – ISSI and of the Brazilian Association for Research in Science Education – ABRAPEC. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.