I’m a lapsed microbiologist, now working as Head of Digital Content at Pimoroni creating learning materials, keeping the online shop spick and span, and dreaming up hair-brained schemes for our Bilge Tank YouTube show.

In the past, I’ve studied for a PhD looking at iron acquisition and its role in the virulence of Pasteurella multocida causing pneumonia in cattle, at the Moredun Research Institute. I’ve also worked as a postdoc, building metabolic models of the nutritional symbiosis between aphids and their bacterial symbionts Buchnera.

Until early 2016, I worked as a bioinformatician as part of the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders at the University of York, contributing to a range of projects from cancer to parasitic infections to ancient dental pathogens.

In my spare time, I enjoy tinkering with electronics, especially the Raspberry Pi, photography, and reading graphic novels. Useless and eclectic skills include balloon modelling, juggling, throwing pots, and silversmithing.


This site uses Jekyll, SASS, GitHub Pages and the Pixyll theme from John Otander.

The typefaces used on the site are Lato for the headings and Merriweather for the body text.

The code was written in Sublime Text, pushed to GitHub with iTerm 2 and issues were managed with Waffle.