I started my career with a biology degree at UEA before a PhD in the spatial ecology of mammals at Newcastle where I got into coding and GIS. Post-doctorate I spent 5 years in Oxford developing a commercial software tool for analysing radio-tracking data. This was followed by 5 years at the government fisheries advisers, Cefas, developing tools to access and display spatial data. I had a brief go at teaching primary school children before becoming freelance and picking up a range of data and coding related projects. I am committed to open-source software, and enjoy maintaining and teaching the R package rworldmap for mapping global data.

Here’s my CV