Job title: Principal Scientist specialising in hydroinformatics.
Professional background: MSc in Numerical Analysis, BSc in Mathematics. I am a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Marine Scientist and member of IMarEST. I sit on the Executive Committee of the OpenMI Association and the Technical Committee of the Open Geospatial Consortium.
When did you join HR Wallingford? I joined HR Wallingford in 2004 and have more than 20 years’ experience of water industry information systems.
How do you apply your knowledge? I have designed, coded and implemented ICT projects across all stages of the development cycle from inception through to post-implementation review. A number of these projects have received industry recognition and have won awards. My current interests include integrated modelling; data and information management; analysis and design; model and data integration; web applications; usability and standardisation.
What do you enjoy about your work? I always look to provide innovative and sensible solutions which are easy to use and access. A key current area of interest is in environmental modelling platforms and the associated standards which support them. I am keen for organisations to see the benefits of using well defined and practical standards as a key enabler and to advance the relatively new science of environmental model integration.