I am an information engineer and an interaction designer with a background in using data science and digital technology to transform future cities. I have degrees both in computer engineering and computing science and have over a decade of experience in developing and delivering high-quality data-driven software in GIS, spatial big data, location based services and remote environmental sensing.
My PhD research focused on community-data interaction and citizen engagement in the smart city. I designed, developed and deployed multiple digital systems for citizens and communities to access, make sense of and use data for civic participation and action.
Democratising Data Science - Effective Use of Data By Communities for Civic Participation, Advocacy and Action
After the PhD
After finishing my Phd I worked as a research software engineer at the Urban Observatory for a year. Following that I took a position as an Innovation Fellow in Civic Technology at Northumbria University as part of the UKRI funded Centre for Digital Citizens.
In spring 2022 I decided to leave academia to explore new opportunities to work on interesting data problems as an independent data consultant. I work as an information engineer and technical architect providing technical consultation and solutions on data-driven systems and architectures for different companies.
- Newcastle City Council
- Cedarwood Trust
- Meadow Well Connected
- Newcastle United Foundation
- Seven Stories
Visiting Researcher at International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), University of Berkeley, USA