Scientist, Technologist, and Engineer in Earth 🌍
I am a Dad, husband, and Ph.D. I am a scientist, technologist, and engineer. I am a pugilist, martial artist, and yogi. I am passionate about science, medicine, research, computing, all things geeky!
I enjoy coding, gaming, and reading. I am a life-long learner. I am an advocate of open-source software and currently develop in Go and Python, though I have experience in a number of other languages and am a C programmer at heart. I believe in a free, and open Internet and am an advocate of those rights. I believe in using the power of technology to make the world a better place.
I completed a Ph.D. in Computational Genomics with the EvoHull group at the University of Hull, following on from a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science and PGCert in Research Training, also at Hull. I focused on the development of computational methods for large-scale comparisons and analyses of genomic data. The primary focus of my research was to understand the molecular processes that drive changes in genome structure and content over evolutionary time scales. My thesis is available here.
I am currently studying towards an MSc in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence at the University of York via their online degree program.
I am most comfortable working with a POSIX-orientated operating system via a command-line interface and feel particularly at home when utilizing my computational skills in a data-intensive environment, whilst collaborating within a multidisciplinary team.
I have eclectic interests across a broad range of topics within the biological, biomedical, and computer and information sciences, including, but not limited to; anthropology, archaeology, bioinformatics, computational biology, biomedical science, cultural evolution, cloud computing, environmentalism, genomics, globalism, high-performance computing, humanism, infectious diseases, medicine and healthcare, molecular evolution, phylogenetics, proteomics, scientific computing, social evolution, and zoonotic diseases.
My main areas of research focus at present are biological/physical anthropology, evolutionary anthropology, medical anthropology, palaeopathology (particularly relating to the origins and coevolution of infectious diseases), disease ecology, genomic epidemiology, global public health, and evolutionary medicine.