Senior Research Software Engineer

Jannetta Steyn

After many years in industry as a software engineer Dr. Jannetta Steyn returned to university to study for a Masters in Bioinformatics followed by a PhD in computational neuroscience. She then joined the Bioinformatics Support Unit of Newcastle University for two and a half years after which she worked as a Senior Research Associate in the School of Computing.

In 2019 she joined the Research Software Engineering Team as a Senior Research Software Engineer. In 2020 she qualified as a Carpentries Instuctor and has since taken the lead in organising and instructing Software Carpentries workshops at the University. In 2021 she also qualified as a Carpentries Instructor Trainer.

Jannetta is a STEM Ambassador and enjoys taking part in outreach activities to make the public aware of the research that is being done at the university.

PhD Computational Neuroscience, Newcastle University
Programming: Java, JavaScript, Python, R, MatLab, HTML/CSS, PHP, C/C++, Tcl/Tk
Software: Git, Unix Shell, Docker, OpenRefine, MongoDB, Postgres
Topics: High Performance Computing (HPC), Carpentries Instructor Trainer, Web Design, Azure, Docker
3D Printing, Electronics, Raspberry Pi, Tae Kwon Do, Karate

Newcastle University Research Software Engineering.