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People at CERN

Curriculum Vitae   PDF

Work Experience

  • Chair of CERN Harassment Investigation Panel, Jul 2011-to date
  • Group Leader of IT Collaboration and Information Services Group, Sep 2011-to date
  • Chair of CERN Equal Opportunities Advisory Panel, 2009-2010
  • Group Leader of IT User and Document Services Group, Apr 2005 to Aug 2011
  • Section Leader of IT FIO Data Services section, Jan 2004 to Mar 2005 (and DGL)
  • Section Leader of IT FIO Fabric Services section, Jan 2002 to Dec 2003 (and DGL)
  • Section Leader of IT PDP Integrated Services section, Jan 2000 to Dec 2001
  • Service Manager, Jul 1996 to Dec 1999
  • Research Associate, University of Victoria, based at CERN, 1992-1996
  • CERN Fellow, Experimental Physics, 1990-1992
  • Postgraduate PhD, University of Birmingham, UK, 1986-1990

Education and Honours

  • 1986-1990 Birmingham University; Ph.D. Particle Physics (March 1990)
    • Thesis: The Construction and Operation of Streamer Tubes Used to Detect Muons Produced in e+e- Collisions in the OPAL Experiment at CERN
  • 1983-1986 Birmingham University; B.Sc.(Hons) Physics, 1st Class
    • 1986 ‘Smith Prize’ for overall excellence
    • 1985 ‘Faculty of Science and Engineering Scholarship’
  • 1981-1983 Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley; 4 GCSE ‘A’ Levels
    • 1983 ‘Crabtree Vickers prize’ for Mathematics/Science
  • 1977-1981 Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley; 10 GCSE ‘O’ Levels
    • 1981 ‘Ogden prize’ for Mathematics and Science
    • 1979 prize for ‘excellence in work’

Computer Skills

  • System administrator with extensive knowledge of HP-UX and IRIX, moderate knowledge of Linux, Solaris, AIX, DUX, Macs, and OS9 systems on VME 68000 processors
  • Programmer, most recently in Perl, Java and Unix shell scripts, and previously in C, FORTRAN, various MACRO languages, 68000 assembler, BASIC and HyperCard
  • Experienced user of Microsoft office automation tools; Word, Excel (including Visual Basic Macros), PowerPoint and Access, and Technical documentation in LaTeX
  • Web site creator using SharePoint Designer, FrontPage, DreamWeaver and raw HTML
  • Wrote many user interfaces using X (Raw calls and Motif)
  • Programmed Client/Server communication software using TCP/IP calls