Tiago is a frontend web developer and digital humanist. Before his graduate and post-graduate education in literature, he worked as a software developer and studied computer engineering in Portugal. Between 2017 and 2021, he was the Research Associate for the ATNU project, based at the School of English, where he also taught literary and digital humanities’ focused modules. In 2020-2021, he convened and ran the Coding for Humanists study group, and from 2022 he is one of the co-convenors of the Code Community at Newcastle University. Until 2022 he was a co-managing editor of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative and an editorial assistant for The Programming Historian.


  • Bee-ing Human / School of English

    • Design and implement a digital platform to publish the project's research
    • Digital editing and TEI encoding of primary texts
    • Creation of small webapps for research dissemination
  • JUMPSTART / School of English

    • Development and delivery of coding, best practice, and machine learning workshops to humanities' scholars.
  • Creativity Engine / School of English / Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children’s Books

    • Digitisation of Seven Stories archive
    • Fine-tuning of text-generating AI with materials from the Seven Stories Archive
    • Creation of webapp to allow children to co-create short-stories with text-generating AI
  • Animating Text Newcastle / School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

    • Develop websites to visualise texts in different ways to act as proof of concepts to support funding bids
    • Responsible for content creation and liaising between Humanities and Computer Science


PhD Early Modern Literature / University of Kent


Sir Richard Fanshawe's translation of The Lusiad and its relationship to the contemporary political context.


  • Programming:
    • HTML/CSS
    • JavaScript
    • XML
    • XSLT
    • TEI
    • C
    • Python
    • R
  • Software:
    • Flask
    • JQuery
    • Bootstrap
    • React
    • Docker
    • GitHub Workflows
  • Topics:
    • Web Development
    • Text Analysis
    • Digital Humanities
    • AI
    • MLOps


  • I enjoy:
    • Photography and film photography
    • Cycling
    • Literature
    • Music
    • Motorsports