Tom joined CHICAS in 2023 as a Research Software Engineer - to work on a project to build a web-based application for the display and analysis of geospatial survey data of Neglected Tropical Diseases for use by health practitioners in developing countries.
Tom started his career with a PhD and Post Doc position in Physics at Imperial College, developing methods to improve the effective resolution of ground based telescopes using adaptive optics. Since then he has held a variety of posts in software engineering and software consultancy in industry and has also previously worked as a software trainer. From 2019, Tom spent 3 years in Lancaster in the School of Computing and Communications, working with a variety of local businesses providing software development services through the Knowledge Exchange programme. Tom is interested in the balance between academic or "by-the-book" software development and efficient methods of building projects quickly.