About me

I am a digital consultant and research engineer with a passion for technological progress

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A Bit About Me

I

grew up over on the beautiful Isle of Wight before moving to Southampton in 2011 to study Engineering at the University of Southampton. Since then, I have been working within the technology industry, through technical writing, software development, cyber-security research and patent law. I want to see Southampton become a vibrant hub for technological innovation.

In 2015, I agreed a deal with Imperial College Press to publish a textbook on programming for entrepreneurs. This was listed as one of ICPs ‘Notable Titles in Engineering’ in 2016 and has since helped hundreds of young entrepreneurs to develop their programming abilities.

In early 2017 I completed post-graduate studies in Intellectual Property law at Queen Mary, University of London and have spent three years helping innovative companies in the UK, Europe and worldwide make the most of their intellectual property assets.

As someone who believes in the importance of small business to the local economy, I have advised a range of tech startups based in Southampton and beyond. I have also authored articles and legal essays for a range of organisations, including Future Worlds, Inside Careers, Leonards Review, D Young & Co, Activate UK, Conservative Home and CIPA Journal.

Most recently, alongside my job in software engineering, I have been undertaking post-graduate research towards my PhD at the University of Southampton by considering the impact of privacy and security on the evolving digital society and developing new ways to model online security.

Skills

My main areas of expertise are in research-based consultancy, particular in the areas of digital policy, cyber-security and data analysis. Web design services complement these to give your organisation the best chance of success with your customers.

85%

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

80%

CYBER SECURITY

75%

DATA ANALYSIS

90%

RESEARCH & POLICY

Professional experience

I have a range of experience in a number of technical, consultancy and research positions and am always looking for new ways to solve complex and interesting problems.

Software Engineer

Sept 2018 – Present

Working with a range of clients to solve complex technical problems and implement software-based solutions.

Postgraduate Researcher

November 2018 – Present

Conducting research into the impact of privacy and security on the evolving digital society by developing new ways to model online security. I am developing methods and tools that support risk-based analysis in order to identify effective cyber controls on corporate IT infrastructure.

Part-Qualified Patent Attorney

Sept 2015 – July 2018

Drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a range of clients located in the UK, Europe and worldwide. My specialist areas of work include:

  • computer architecture and security
  • telecommunications and audio/video standards
  • image and signal processing, and medical devices

I also developed bespoke in-house software solutions, was active within D Young’s trainee recruitment process, and wrote a number of legal and commercial articles for external publication.

Co-Founder

Jan 2015 – July 2015

Joined the founding team to develop the business model, improve the technology and raise fundsfor growth. Trackstack eventually evolved into a collaborative playlist add-on for Spotify users.

Software Developer

June 2014 – Sept 2014

Architected and developed a wireless intrusion detection system for client-site deployment and a server-side analytics portal.

Software Developer

June 2013 – Sept 2013

Designed and implemented a web-based mobile device management system.

Education

I went to school on the Isle of Wight before moving to Southampton to study Electronic Engineering. I took some time out in 2017 to study Intellectual Property law before returning to the University of Southampton in 2018 to begin a part-time PhD alongside my work.

Vocational work

In addition to my main employment and freelance work, I contribute to the life of the community in a number of other areas.

City Councillor

Elected to represent the people of Peartree in Southampton

Councillor for Peartree Ward

As part of my role I sit on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Health Overview Panel

Trustee

Representing the Council with Southampton Voluntary Services

Trustee

I represent Southampton City Council on the Committee of Southampton Voluntary Services

Take a read

You can find a bit more about what I do through my blog

READ MY BLOG
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