My Career

Here is a brief summary of my career to date, which has spanned academia, commerce, research, enterprises, SMBs and freelancing:

2023 – Present
Senior UX Designer, BBC Newcastle, UK

2016 – 2022
Project Leader & Researcher, #digipower project –, Geneva, Switzerland (remote from UK)
PhD in Digital Civics (CDT), Open Lab (Viva passed Dec ’22), Newcastle University, UK
User-centred Researcher / Designer, BBC R&D, UK
Experiment Software Developer, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark/UK
Research Software Engineer, SILVER Project, Connected Health Cities NE, UK
MRes Digital Civics (CDT) (Distinction), Open Lab, Newcastle University, UK
Freelance Web Developer, ItaliaRail / International Rail LLC, USA/UK

2014 – 2016
Web Science Architect, Zooniverse, University of Oxford, UK
Experimental Scientist, MICO Project, University of Oxford, UK
Freelance Web Application Developer ( /
Clients including InterRail, SWAP Team, Creative Solutions.
UK Creative Organizer, Kepri, Canada/UK

2009 – 2013
Senior (Semantic) Web Application Developer, Open Text, Montreal, Canada
Organizer, Ignite Montreal 2011, Canada
Co-Organizer, Bitnorth 2010 & 2011, Canada
Development Team Leader, InterRail/Syntenic/CloudOps, Montreal, Canada
Program Manager / Research Analyst – Rednod, Montreal, Canada

2000 – 2009
Software Engineer, Voice Systems, IBM Hursley Labs, UK
Software Engineer,  MDM / WebSphere Product Center, IBM Hursley Labs, UK
Software Engineer, Java Technology Centre, IBM Hursley Labs, UK
Database Application Developer, West Australian Government, Perth, Australia
Intranet Developer, Logica, Sydney Australia
Analyst Programmer / GIS Developer, Datawright, Newcastle, UK

1996 – 2000
MComp Computer Science (1st class hons), University of Sheffield, UK
Co-ordinator, Sheffield University Film Festival 1999
President, Sheffield University Film-Making Society