Robin joined the Research Software Engineering team in May 2021, on completing a PhD in Energy at Newcastle University. He graduated with a Masters in Electro-mechanical Engineering from Manchester University, and has additionally worked as an RA in Newcastle University’s School of Engineering on energy systems demonstrator and modelling projects, including in collaboration with the Centre for Energy Systems Integration. He has also worked extensively in industry, principally in scientific and simulation software environments, and has significant project management experience in both industrial and university contexts. As well as developing data and software solutions for research, Robin is a qualified Software Carpentries Instructor and also teaches Degree Apprenticeship modules in collaboration with the Institute of Coding.


  • EARTH database / MSK-RADAR / Newcastle University Medical School / Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    • Re-engineering existing Earth ARTHritis (EARTH) database
    • Development of process to integrate externally-recorded rheumatology patient health scores into the Trust's patient record
  • PYRAMID / Newcastle University School of Engineering

    • Visualisation of flood risk information from hydrodynamic simulation
    • Data pipeline and tools component integration / architecture
  • Institute of Coding Degree Apprenticeship course CSC8427 / Newcastle University School of Computing

    • Teaching on the Introduction to Software Engineering Module
    • In-class lecturing, and development of teaching and assignment materials
  • CNNP Epilepsy Database / Newcastle University School of Computing CNNP Lab

    • MongoDB patient information database
    • Azure storage of linked patient monitoring and scan data


PhD Energy / Newcastle University


Bond graph modelling of exergy in integrated energy systems


  • Programming:
    • C / C++
    • Javascript
    • HTML / CSS
    • Unix shells
    • Python
    • Modelica
    • Matlab
  • Software:
    • Docker
    • MongoDB
    • OpenModelica / Dymola
    • Terraform
    • LaTeX
    • Blender
    • GitHub Workflows
    • Gimp
  • Topics:
    • System modelling and simulation
    • Numerical methods
    • Data processing and analysis
    • Visualisation


  • I enjoy:
    • Drumming
    • Golf
    • Video and board games
    • Modelmaking and minifigure painting