Kristi Thompson

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Data Management Librarian

  • Research Data Management
  • Finding data and statistics
  • Quantitative and qualitative software
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Selected Works

Professional Biography

I am the Research Data Management librarian at Western Libraries and previously worked as a data librarian with statistical consulting support at the University of Windsor, as a data consultant at Princeton University, and as a freelance web developer. I have training and experience in quantitative methodology, supporting qualitative and quantitative software, and statistical programming. I currently serve the Research Ethics Boards as both a reviewer and as an advisor on sensitive data and data security issues.


  • BA Honours, Computing and Information Science / Classical Studies, Queen's University
  • MLIS, Western University

Research Interests

My research interests include the evolution of the data library profession, issues with archiving sensitive data, and quantitative literacy. I co-edited the book Databrarianship: the Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice and have recently been researching algorithms for guaranteed data anonymization. I also collaborate with faculty research groups to support quantitative methods and data management, and have co-authored papers on topics including medical school admissions practices, aboriginal sports, and intergenerational transmission of behavioural problems.