I am a Reader in the Department of Computer Science and a member of the Information Management Group.
I am now focused on Teaching and Scholarship: my research interests were broadly in the area of Semantic Web, in particular ontologies, vocabularies and the languages used to represent them.
Originally hailing from Edinburgh, I graduated in 1988 with a Mathematics degree from the University of Bristol, and came to Manchester to do post-graduate work on various topics including Category Theory, Type Theory and Logic. In 1992 I went to work at ICL West Gorton on a Teaching Company Scheme. The project was concerned with developing an object-oriented front end to a network database-based software development environment, and made strong use of the O-O language Eiffel. In November 1993 I joined the Medical Informatics Group (MIG), and became part of the IMG in 1997.
Between 1993 and 2004 I was a Research Associate, working on a number of European and National projects including COHSE, WonderWeb, OntoWeb and KnowledgeWeb.
I was appointed a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science in 2004.