Nominations for the 2022 Taxonomy Boot Camp London Awards are now closed.

Taxonomy Boot Camp's Taxonomy Practitioner of the Year Award is designed to highlight the very best practitioners working with taxonomies today, and is given to someone who’s gone the extra mile to support their organisation with taxonomies. They may be someone who was tasked with managing their organisation's taxonomy and succeeded, or who has contributed to the wider taxonomy practice, especially if they’ve done that in their own time or on their own initiative. Read more about previous winners here.

Our judging panel

Special thanks to our judging panel, recognised experts in the fields of taxonomies and information architecture, who have given their time to evaluate the 2022 nominations and select this year's winner.

Helen Lippell
Taxonomy Boot Camp London's Programme Chair, Helen is a taxonomy and semantic modelling consultant, who has been helping clients for over a decade. Her skills include taxonomy development, ontology modelling, tagging initiatives, knowledge graphs, metadata training and content modelling. Helen's clients have included the BBC, the UK government, Financial Times, Time Out, RIBA, the Metropolitan Police of London, Pearson and Electronic Arts.

Fran Alexander
Fran started her career as a writer and editor of dictionaries and thesauruses in the UK and, as technology evolved, she specialised in information architecture, search systems, digital archives, and, more recently, knowledge graphs. She now lives in Montreal, Canada, and is the Taxonomist for Expedia Group.


Cathy Dolbear
Cathy Dolbear is a Data Architect at Jisc, a non-profit digital solution provider for UK education and research. She’s interested in data mesh architectures and supporting the creation of data products through domain modelling. She has a background in semantic technologies, including semantic enrichment of journals and book content using text classification, for linking, search and SEO. She holds a DPhil in Information Engineering from the University of Oxford, is the author of the book Linked Data: A geographic perspective, and holds several patents in personalisation and multimedia technologies. She previously worked at Oxford University Press, and has also held roles at Ordnance Survey, Motorola, and Sharp Labs.