I have spent over a decade working as a technical writer and researcher. I have particular expertise in the analysis, simulation and modelling of novel Internet technologies. I am dedicated to my work and have a strong work ethic. I enjoy challenges and am used to juggling a complex workload. I have a love of problem solving and a passion for creating new concepts and challenging existing ideas.

Outside work I am keen on high adrenaline sports, particularly climbing, canyoning and hiking. I am constantly looking for new challenges and have a keen appetite for learning new skills. I am an avid member of the Maker Movement. Recently I have been playing with Smart Home lighting and IoT environmental monitoring devices.


I studied for my PhD in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. My research looks at novel transport mechanisms for low latency networking in data centres. If you are interested, you can read my Dissertation. During my PhD I was awarded the Google Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. I graduated in April 2018.

I started my university education with a brief, abortive foray into civil engineering at Imperial College. Subsequently I went to Essex University to study an MEng in Electronics and Telecommunications Systems Engineering. I graduated from Essex in 2003 with a Distinction, and I was awarded the Qinetiq Prize for the highest marks in my year. After graduating I spent a couple of years doing research on Distributed Resource Control for Grid Networks at Essex before moving to BT Resarch.


Since the end of 2017 I have been living in Berlin and I spend my time working as a freelance technical author for a range of different clients (mainly through UpWork). Before that I worked as a freelance researcher and analyst for a couple of years. I worked for a variety of different startups including IoT companies and a new FinTech.

In 2014 I joined OnApp, a company specialising in middleware for cloud computing. I worked in their Storage team as a Project and Product Manager. Whilst there I was responsible for the development and launch of their DRaaS (disaster recovery as a service) product. This allows customers to replicate their virtual servers in real-time to a remote location. In the event of a disaster they can then failover to that site in a matter of minutes. I was also responsible for managing the team working on their existing product line. This included adding new features, security patches and bug fixing. Specific skills include product management, Agile Development, Jira and working with major vendors including Dell and Supermicro.

During my PhD I spent 3 months working with Microsoft Research in Cambridge. I worked on a project developing a new paradigm offering network delay and throughput guarantees for multi-tenant data centres. This was published at SIGCOMM.

In 2011 I worked for Hailo, a mobile taxi-booking app and direct rival for Uber. I led the small team of QA test engineers helping develop and test the app from the earliest alpha versions through to full commercial launch. This included creating test plans, regression testing and field-testing of the application.

In 2006 I joined BT as a Graduate Researcher. I undertook their Graduate Training Scheme which developed my leadership and management skills as well as providing specific training in business, finance, presentation skills and project management. During this time I took over the management of an MoD-funded research project which was in danger of being shut down. I got the project back on track and was able to steer it to a successful conclusion 18 months later. In 2009 I was promoted to Senior Researcher. My responsibilities were divided between research and management. On the research side I specialised in novel approaches to Internet Traffic management, leveraging key lessons from micro-economics to provide better solutions to controlling Internet traffic. On the management front I led two of the group's key research themes as well as contributing extensively to the future research direction for the group.

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