I'm just relaxing and keeping an eye on the world!
Dunblane High School, Falkirk College, Stirling University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Durham University
8 Standard Grades (GCSE), HNC, BSc with Honours, MPhil, and a PhD
Stirling University, BBC Scotland, and lots of shorter term jobs when I was younger
I live in Scotland with my wife and our tiny little dog, Leia. As is typical for a scientist/software engineer, I am intolerant to a huge number of foods. I can juggle, snowboard, rock climb, ride a motorbike, code, and I’m pretty mean on the PC or Xbox too.
I did my PhD in vision science, but now I work at the BBC building websites like BBC Taster and BBC Bitesize.
My Typical Day
I spend a lot of time coding or learning to code.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Friendly, inquisitive, and hungry (most of the time).
What did you want to be after you left school?
A secret agent like James Bond, a professional sportsman, or a martial arts actor like Bruce Lee.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Quite a lot! I left school at 16, and didn’t get things back on track for a few years (should have stuck in!)
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Chickenfoot, Clutch, Extreme, Jurassic 5, Ray Lamontagne, Mr. Big, Otis Redding… tough question!
What's your favourite food?
Steak and salad then sticky toffee pudding.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
I’d wish to be better at maths (the boring wish), speak another language, and be able to guitar and piano really well!
Tell us a joke.
What do you call a dinosaur with one eye?… Douthinkhesaurus…