Dave joined the team in March 2020, and works as a full stack web developer. He graduated with a masters in Theoretical Physics from the University of Durham and has worked in both the open source community and the private sector. He works mainly with Python and Laravel, with a focus on a user-centered design process. During his time in the team, he has trained as a Software Carpentries instructor and supervised Masters level dissertation students. He has also been awarded a Software Sustainability Institute fellowship to research mental health in the wider research software community.


  • Mental Health Fellowship / Software Sustainability Institute

    • Advocate for good mental health in the research software community
    • Develop training materials to help teams improve mental wellbeing at work
  • Human Cell Atlas / Haniffa Lab

    • Build software applications to visualise large scRNA datasets
    • Develop new software engineering techniques for spatially resolved transcriptomics
  • FinTrust / School of Computing

    • Research the role of ML in banking and mathematical fairness in algorithms
    • Design prototypes of Verifiable Credentials and DIDs to help financially excluded
    • Build trustworthy conversational interfaces


MSci Theoretical Physics / University of Durham


Professional training in quantum mechanics, atomic physics and computer programming.


  • Programming:
    • Python
    • PHP
    • JavaScript
    • HTML/CSS
    • JSON/XML
    • CI/CD
  • Software:
    • Laravel
    • Flask
    • Docker
    • MySQL
    • VSCode
    • GCP/AWS/Azure
    • Terraform
    • GitHub Workflows
  • Topics:
    • Web Development
    • Cloud Infrastructure


  • I enjoy:
    • Running
    • Climbing
    • Dog Walking