Employment History

Acritas

Software development internship
(March 2014 - July 2014)

During the summer term of my MSc I worked as a software development intern for Acritas. In this role I gained experience in building web applications using Python, Heroku and MongoDB, as well as the vital experience in interpreting user requirements and translating them into usable features.

Apex Acoustics

Acoustic Consultant
(October 2012 - September 2013)

I worked on educational and healthcare projects as part of larger design teams. I wrote software packages to perform statistical analysis on acoustic measurements.

Capita Symonds - Acoustics Division

Senior Acoustic Consultant
(January 2010 - October 2012)

As a senior consultant I was responsible for managing key clients and coordinating the acoustic design on multi-million pound school and hospital projects. This required working within large design teams. I was also responsible for the Acoustic Division’s compliance with internal company, national and international standards.

Sound Research Laboratories Limited

Acoustic Consultant
(October 2006 - January 2010)

I worked initially as an Acoustician, performing noise surveys and sound testing. I quickly moved onto educational acoustic design and became the lead consultant on 3D acoustic computer modelling.

Education History

Newcastle University - PhD Computer Science

(September 2015 - Present)

Newcastle University - PGDip Cloud Computing for Big Data

(September 2014 - June 2015)

Newcastle University - MSc Computer Science

(September 2013 - August 2014)

Univerity of Salford - MSc Audio Acoustics

(September 2005 - September 2006)

University of Leicester - BSc Physics with Space Science and Technology

(September 2002 - June 2005)

Grove School & College

(September 1995 - June 2002)

Computer Science Experience

I have justed completed a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Cloud Computing for Big Data. This course involves classes on distributed computing, machine learning, big data analytics, statistical analysis methods and also involves training in entrepreneurship and other professional skills.

My Computer Science MSc at Newcastle gave me a grounding in a wide variety of topics including; object-oriented programming (Java); web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript); computer networking theory; technologies and software engineering theory and group project work in which we produce a significant piece of software.

For my MSc dissertation project I created a low cost robot using open-source hardware and a Python based control program. This robot used a laser range finder to accurately determine its position within a room and was designed for use as a calibration and testing platform for indoor location systems. More details can be found on this page

During my MSc summer term I worked as a software development intern for Acritas. In this role I am gaining experience in building web applications using Python, Heroku and MongoDB, as well as the vital experience in interpreting user requirements and translating them into usable features.

During my Acoustics MSc I gained extensive experience in the Matlab programming language. I performed detailed acoustic simulations and also gained experience in boundary element modelling.

I am experienced in the use of linux based operating systems and in using Git for software version control.