|Affiliation||University of Glasgow|
|Department||College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences|
|Research area code||(Y0) Combined|
|Fellowship Inauguration Year||2021|
My interests in research software development lie mainly in promoting consideration of reproducibility and quality assurance, primarily for software in use in high performance computing.
In July 2022 I moved to the University of Glasgow to found and lead an RSE group in the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences. The group aims to support research staff and students across all schools of the college. A significant part of my role covers RSE outreach and promotion of development best practices.
For software that I develop, which I still manage even as a group leader, I have a preference for using Fortran. I aim to show that it's possible to write good quality and modern Fortran code for practical research. Related to this, I encourage appropriate maintenance and development of so-called legacy code, so that researchers can reliably use and build on previously established software products.
I'm involved in teaching programming and software development skills, including as a Software Carpentry instructor. Some teaching previously had been a joint undertaking with Research Software London, a regional RSE community.
My previous research experience is in mathematical biology and computational epidemiology.
From June 2018 and to July 2022 I led the RSE group at Queen Mary University of London.
|Title||Start date||End date|
|Maintaining and developing legacy research software||Friday, 01 April 2022||Friday, 01 April 2022|