Biography

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Oct 2015-Now: Senior Research Associate & Research Assistant to HoD, Electronics, University of York.
Lead and develop my interdisciplinary modelling and simulation focused research, and assist management of York Computational Immunology and Robot Lab research, heavy involvement in PhD and project student supervision, chair research meetings & away days, establish new collaborations, write funding applications, visit academic/industrial partners, & present at industry & academic focused events.

July 2015-Sept 2015: Computational Biologist: SimOmics Ltd
Short-term contract with company recently spun-out from the University of York, applying and advancing many of the computational modelling techniques developed at York within both academic and industrial partnerships. Specifically focused on novel approaches for the analysis of a previously developed simulation of the tropical disease Leishmaniasis

Apr 2014-May 2015: Research Associate, Electronics, University of York.
Returned to York to consolidate cross-department immunological modelling studies: develop, promote, & equip the Computational Immunology Lab (YCIL), focus on developing/publishing techniques for sound engineering and adoption of computational tools in interdisciplinary studies, and assist supervision and project completion.

Jan 2013-Apr 2014: NC3R Research Fellow, Biosciences, University of Birmingham.
Interdisciplinary research to develop simulation tools to support studies of our gut microbiota, reducing and replacing the need for animal experimentation. Also lectured on Computer Science Masters courses and supervised 1st year Biosciences undergraduates and students on the Widening Participation university entrance scheme.

Oct 2012-Dec 2012: Research Associate, Computer Science, University of York.
Short-term contract to examine initial development of tools for enabling data driven design approaches to simulations of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases for assisting clinical trial design, initial work that was encapsulated within approaches forming the basis of spin-out company SimOmics Ltd, launched in 2014.

Qualifications

2012: PhD (Biology), ’Simulation & Statistical Techniques for Exploring Lymphoid Tissue Organogenesis’: University of York, Centre for Immunology & Infection and Computer Science. Supervisors: Prof Jon Timmis & Prof Mark Coles
2009: Master of Research: Computational Biology, University of York
2008: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS): National College for Teaching and Leadership, UK Government
2007: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE, Secondary), University of Warwick
2006: Bachelor of Science Honours: Computer Science, Royal Holloway, University of London