about

Jim joined the Research Software Engineering team in 2020, having spent 4 years in the same role at the University of Manchester. He previously worked in a range of development and support roles with both public and private sector organisations, either side of completing an MSc in Computer Science at Birmingham University.

Jim’s projects focus on making data accessible and understandable, whether that’s visualising huge genomic datasets for public consumption or providing integration pipelines to transform and publish renewable generation forecasts. He also provides support and oversight to all projects based in the Faculty of Medical Sciences

PROJECTS

  • Improving outcomes for women diagnosed with early breast cancer through adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy (SWEET) / Population Health Sciences Institute

    2020-2021
    • Development of web-based patient support application
    • Development of custom Content Management System
    • Provision of infrastructure and hosting services
  • MERLON / School of Engineering

    2020-2021
    • Integration of mathematical modelling to web API
    • Deployment to hybrid cloud/on-premises hosting
  • Human Cell Atlas / Biosciences Institute

    2020-2021
    • Development of scalable web portal interface for visualisation of large 'multi-omics' datasets
    • Maintenance and enhancement of legacy web portals
    • Optimise data storage for real-time analytics

education

MSc Computer Science / Birmingham University

2005-2006

technical

  • Programming:
    • C#.NET
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • HTML/CSS
    • Visual Basic/VBA
    • PHP
    • Java
  • Software:
    • MS SQL Server
    • .NET Core
    • D3
    • WordPress
    • GitHub Workflows
  • Topics:
    • Data Visualisation
    • UI/UX
    • Web Design
    • Data integration pipelines

Interests

  • I enjoy:
    • Cycling
    • Cooking
    • Board Games
    • Cricket