Research Software Engineer
John comes to the RSE Team from his previous gig at Newcastle University as a research software engineer for ECPPEC (Eighteenth Century Political Participation and Electoral Culture), where he developed the database that drives that project’s website. He also works as a consultant for the New York State Department of Health, updating data on a monthly basis for their Health Profiles site, which allows end users to explore and compare quality data for hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities.
John’s also a published writer, with a novel (Fontoon) from Dedalus Books and a non-fiction work (Surrealpolitik) from Zer0 Books, and a playwright, with numerous plays performed mostly at Off Off Broadway venues in New York. He occasionally teaches Creative Writing modules at Newcastle and/or Northumbria Universities. He likes his martial arts, has a special relationship with Latin American novelists, and can reliably shoot 90 percent at the free throw line (it’s a basketball thing). He has lately taken an unfortunate interest in playing guitar and hopes with diligent study to achieve mediocrity by some unspecified future point in time.