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I am currently studying for my PhD within Newcastle University’s Cloud Computing for Big Data CDT. My research focuses on utilising computer vision and deep learning to aid cetacean conservation efforts in the North Sea. I am due to submit my thesis late 2022/ early 2023.

A full synopsis of my PhD, including publications, can be viewed on the PhD page.

Previous to my PhD, I also attended Newcastle University from 2013 – 2017 to study for an MComp degree in Computing Science, for which I received a First Class Degree with Honours. My final dissertation focused on the cultural factors affecting the adoption of social commerce systems. My MComp transcript can be found here.


During the third year of my MComp degree I decided to complete an exchange year at Dalhousie University in Canada. Here I completed mostly Computing Science modules, but also studied beginner Modern Standard Arabic as an elective.

The transcript for my time at Dalhousie can be found here.

My academic life began at St. Joseph’s RC VA Comprehensive School in Hebburn. Here, I completed both my GCSEs and A Levels.

Licenses & Certifications

I am also qualified in the following:

  • Personal Survival Techniques, awarded July 2019 by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • Powerboat Handling Level 2, awarded May 2019 by the Royal Yachting Association
  • Emergency First Aid At Work Level 3, awarded November 2019 by the North East Ambulance Service