My experience with academia is truly international. Currently, I am reintegrating into Bulgaria and I am an Associate Professor at Sofia University.

UCL Qatar (2017-2020)

In August 2017 I joined as an Associate Professor, UCL Qatar (Library and information studies)I also coordinated the MA in LIS programme (October 2017-September 2018) and in this time I spearheaded the development of four pathways within the MA programme which had been subsequently accredited by CILIP.


University of Malta (2012-2017)

From February 2012 to August 2017 I was an Associate Professor (resident academic) at the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences.
Head of Department Library, Information, and Archive Sciences
(September 2013-April 2015) when I revised the Bachelor programme and extended the portfolio of the departmental programmes to reach Master’s level.

University of Strathclyde, UK (2008-2012)

From May 2008 to January 2012 I was a Research Fellow, Computer and Information Sciences Department, University of Strathclyde, UK. I coordinated a work package for SHAMAN – a project on digital preservation, and added to this several smaller projects funded by JISC, the European Digital Library Foundation and the Scottish funding council. 

University of Glasgow, UK (2007-2008)

Between October 2007 and May 2008 I was a Visiting Researcher, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), University of Glasgow. I enjoyed contributing to Delos network on digital library and being part of the team which delivered the Delos DLRM – this is my most cited publication until today! 

Institute of Mathematics and informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1992-2008)

I started my career as a research assistant in the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS) back in 1992. I grew to an Associate Professor (2001-2008) and served as the Founding Head of Department, Humanities Informatics with Digitisation Centre,  October 2004—May 2008. The Centre was established with the support of a Marie Curie project I coordinated. This digitisation centre was the first professional one in the country and some institutions learned how to build their digitisation facilities collaborating with us.