The Register: 15th June 2017

I was interviewed for The Register about data visualisation in virtual reality (VR) AR and VR in data visualisation – can it ever be useful to our puny human minds?. I talked about the some of the key lessons we

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DNA Digest: 20th September 2016

I co-wrote an article about the DataSHIELD project that I co-ordinate and work on, it features in DNA Digest – a genomics data sharing community website. We discuss the issues around datasharing in the biomedical/ epidemiological sciences and why the

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Our Lives in Data Gallery Launch, Science Museum London: 14th July 2016

As part of the ALSPAC: Seeing is Believing project to visualise data from the ALSPAC birth cohort within VR, we were invited to be included in the new Data Gallery at the Science Museum. We feature in a small section

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Everything is R-some: UseR2016 16th August 2016

I won a diversity scholarship ($2242) to attend the UserR2016 conference at the University of Stanford 27-30th June 2016. Combined with my SSI Fellowship, I was able to overcome the travel logistics I face when attending conferences. I wrote a

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Wellcome Trust 2015 Annual Review: 4th February 2016

The 2015 Annual Review highlights Wellcome Trust achievements and activities for the year. Myself and Hugh feature on page 20-21 talking about our participation in the Epic Games – Wellcome Trust Big Data VR Challenge. The article and full report

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EPIC Games – Wellcome Trust Big Data VR Challenge: March-July 2015

Over the spring/summer our research group (Data 2 Knowledge) was invited to participate in the EPIC Games-Wellcome Trust Big Data VR Challenge. Data 2 Knowledge, ALSPAC and the MRC IEU provided the science perspective for games developers who were challenged

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WIRED: 26th March 2015

I was interviewed by WIRED magazine about Data to Knowledge and ALSPAC involvement in the EPIC Games and Wellcome Trust Big Data and VR Challenge. This competition brings the games industry and academic researchers together – with games developers pitching

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Research Information: 16th March 2015

Daniela Duca from Jisc wrote up an article about the Research Data Spring sandpit 1 workshop for the online magazine Research Information. Refining the brightest and best new ideas in research data management highlights a DataSHIELD sub-project I am PI

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British Science Festival: 6th – 11th September 2014

I was selected to work as a press office volunteer during the British Science Festival. As an ex BSA media fellow I knew how things ran from a journalist’s perspective. My duties over the week were mainly to assist the

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RCUK Research Career Case Study: May 2014

After delivering a talk about my media fellowship placement at RCUK I was invited to be one of their research career case studies.  My profile was published in May 2014 from a survey conducted in May 2013, it covers my

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Radio Cardiff (Pythagoras’ Trousers) STEM career monologue: 23rd November 2013

I recorded a STEM career monologue for the Pythagoras’ Trousers science show, Radio Cardiff.  I talked about my career path from geologist to software developer…..  The recording was aired during the show on 29th November and was subsequently included in

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Google Lunar XPrize Planetarium Show: November 2013

I advised on Lunar geochemistry for the Google Lunar XPrize planetarium show Back to the Moon for Good, produced by NSC Creative.  This show is shown globally, I have embedded the teaser trailer below.  Images © NSC Creative.  

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