About Me

I am a: computer scientist, NLP & digital humanities PhD researcher, stage technician, graphic designer, and student activist. From Sheffield, UK. Interested in natural language processing, data science, machine learning, linguistics, web accessibility, technical theatre, and publicity design (it’s a lot I know). Currently researching neural methods for 19th century crime journalism parsing.


Skills

⌨ Programming and Software Engineering

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • ES6 JS
  • jQuery
  • SASS/SCSS
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • C# .NET
  • AI/ML Programming
  • LAMP Stack Development
  • Linux
  • Agile development
  • Kanban/Scrum

🎨 Creative, Live Events, and Production

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • Adobe InDesign CS6
  • Stage Lighting
  • Live video
  • Resolume Arena 6
  • Stage rigging
  • Camera operation
  • Vision mixing

🎓 Academic

  • Research
  • Academic writing
  • Natural language processing

🌐 Languages

  • German (CEFR B1.2)
  • Dutch (Elementary)
  • Swedish (Elementary)
  • Danish (Elementary)
  • Norwegian (Elementary)

Education

🎓 PhD in Digital Humanities

The University of Sheffield

2019 - 2022

Degree Ongoing

Supervised by Prof. Bob Shoemaker and Prof. Rob Gaizauskas. EPSRC funded studentship in Information Extraction and Entity Linkage in Historical Crime Records.

🎓 MComp in Computer Science

The University of Sheffield

2015 - 2019

1st (Hons)

Integrated 4-year Masters degree. Modules studied include Java Programming, Web and Internet Technology, Data Driven Computing, Mainframe Computing, Adaptive Intelligence, and Computer Security and Forensics. A dissertation research project was also taken, titled ‘Triple Scoring: Scoring and ranking the truth of factual triples’.

🏫 A-Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics

Tuxford Academy

2012 - 2015

Maths: A

Further Maths: C

Physics: C


Experience

✒ Head of Design

Forge Media, University of Sheffield Student’s Union

Forge Radio: May 2020 - Present

Maintaining Forge Radio’s visual branding and design.

👨‍💻 Head of Online

Forge Media, University of Sheffield Student’s Union

Forge TV: March 2018 - May 2019

Forge Radio: April 2019 - April 2020

Maintaining Forge TV and Radio’s website and implementing new features. Involved with helping rework the Sheffield Varsity 2019 website to meet new branding guidelines. Role heavily involved use of Wordpress and Wordpress’ PHP API.

🎛 Senior Crew Member

Technical Services Committee, University of Sheffield Student’s Union

February 2018 - Present

Member of TSC, involved with video, lighting, and sound services for Students Union events. Involves light rigging, stage building and dressing, live sound mixing, and light programming.

📣 Computer Science Academic Representative

University of Sheffield Computer Science Staff Student Liaison Committee

November 2017 - June 2019

Representing the 3rd and 4th Year computer science student body in talks and negotiations with staff members and lecturers. Collecting feedback from students throughout the year and using the feedback in talks with staff committee members to help change and shape the Department of Computer Science. Feeding back the decisions and changes made by the committee to the students, acting as an intermediary between the staff and student body for 3rd and 4th year students.

📣 Taught Programme Representative

University of Sheffield Computer Science Diversity and Equality Committee

October 2017 - June 2019

Representing taught students in talks with the department surrounding diversity and equality issues. Involved being a student presence at meetings with staff surrounding diversity and equality issues within the department, as well as monitoring student diversity numbers and suggesting ideas as to how the department can improve its diversity statistics in incoming cohorts. The role also involved overseeing and contributing to the department’s Athena SWAN action plan.

🏳️‍🌈 Publicity Design Officer

LGBT+ Committee, University of Sheffield Student’s Union

March 2017 - Present

Designing online and printed publicity materials for events and campaigns. Liaising with subcommittee members to create and publicise events throughout the year. Responsible for designing, collating, and editing the yearly committee handbook given out to incoming LGBT+ students in the 17/18, 18/19, and 19/20 academic years. Materials created as part of the role include Committee Handbooks given to incoming student cohorts which required a full creative process from requirements elicitation, to design and editing, to preparing for printing press, to delivery. Other materials include posters displayed across the University, and all online publicity on Facebook and Twitter. Took a role in producing an LGBT+ club night within the SU, involving branding design, asset design, animation, event management liaison, and a technical production role. Involved proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects CS6.

Short Term Roles

📺 Graphics/Vision Mixer

Forge Media, University of Sheffield Student’s Union

March 2020

Operating backstage broadcast tech for Student Union officer elections debates and results night.

💡 Lighting Operator

Sheffield University Theatre Company

MoaC: December 2017 - March 2018

The Graduate: May 2018 - October 2018

Operating and programming lighting setups for live student theatre productions of Rory O’Sullivan’s ‘Memories of a Clockmaker’, and a stage adaptation of ‘The Graduate’. Liaising with lighting designers and stage management to deliver consistent lighting performance throughout show run.

🎥 Camera Operator

Forge Media, University of Sheffield Student’s Union

February 2017

February 2018

February 2019

Operating cameras during the Sheffield Students Union Officer live debates and results nights.