I graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, and then went on to complete the PhD degree at Keele under the supervision of Dr Alastair Channon, whilst teaching in the School of Computing and Mathematics. I have a long-standing interest in theoretical and applied computer science alongside my main research focus of Evolutionary Robotics and Artificial Life. I was appointed as Lecturer in the School from September 2017.
Before taking up my academic post, I managed several successful technology businesses covering support, web development and IT security. This included working as a security and technology consultant to the media industry, working in particular in London and Paris. I have also designed, developed and brought to market several innovative products and services in the fields of web development and security, co-managed an online retail business and provided business advice and technical expertise to several other new and exciting online brands.