Brook Schofield (Project Development Officer)

Brook Schofield is a Project Development Officer at the Amsterdam office of GÉANT - formerly the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association, (TERENA). Brook joined TERENA in June 2009 to support task forces and contribute to the technical programme.

Brook is responsible for a portfolio of middleware activities focusing on the deployment and promotion of the use of middleware & federated technologies and policy for the campus and organisational level, including the expansion into Central Asia via the CAREN project, the ASREN region via the EUMEDCONNECT3 project and Latin America via the ELCIRA project. He was a participant in the ELCIRA project focusing on developing eduroam and identity federations and their interfederation via eduGAIN.

As a member of the TNC Programme Committee since 2009 and the APAN Programme Committee since 2011, Brook has a broad contact with NRENs and the wider research and education networking community in Europe and abroad.

Within the GN4-1 (GÉANT) Project, Brook is the task leader for the eduGAIN interfederation service, which supports over 40 federations and collaborates within REFEDS to broaden this service throughout the global R&E federation environment.

Brook is the Secretary of the Global eduroam Governance Committee (GeGC) which coordinates the organisation of eduroam. He is also a member of the operation team within the GÉANT eduroam activity.

Brook graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1998 with an honours degree in computing. He has worked for an Internet Service Provider, a variety of universities in Australia (UTAS, UQ, Griffith, UniSA) and the JISC RSC in the South West of England. As chair of the AARNet eduroam Project Group he helped in the expansion of eduroam in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. This brought him to Europe and TERENA.