Computational Scientist in the United Kingdom
I am a Dad, husband, and PhD. I am passionate about science, medicine, research, computing, and all things geeky!
I enjoy coding, gaming, problem solving, and reading. I am an advocate of open-source software, and currently develop in Go, Python, and Ruby, 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 PhD in Computational Genomics with the EvoHull group at the University of Hull, following on from a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science, 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 most comfortable working with a POSIX-orientated operating system via a command line interface, and feel particularly at home when utilising my computational skills in a data intensive environment, whilst collaborating within a multidisciplinary team.
My interests cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to; anthropology, archaeology, bioinformatics, biomedical science, cultural evolution, ENT, emergency medicine, FOAMed, FOSS, genomics, HPC, infectious diseases, molecular evolution, pathology, psychiatry, scientific computing, social evolution, and zoonoses.