University of Bristol
My interests lie in increasing researcher's awareness of testing and documentation best practices as well as getting as many researchers as possible up to speed with the basic tools of programming.
Starting out as a physicist and achieving my PhD for work with the LHCb detector at CERN looking for rare decays I then went on to work for three years at the University of Birmingham as an RSE (though not titled as such). My time at Birmingham was spent developing job scheduling software, providing user support as well as giving under- and postgraduate teaching. I have since moved to the University of Bristol where I am working within a synthetic biology group spending half my time working as the sysadmin for the group's supercomputer and half my time providing software support to our community of scientists. On top of my research work, I spend a fair amount of my time teaching the staff and students across the University the fundamentals of software development to help them better perform their research.
I want to teach and inform as many people as possible about the value they can both extract and provide via the software they use and write.
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