Rob joins the team from EPCC at the University of Edinburgh – a centre providing world-class supercomputing and data facilities and services for science and business – where he spent 29 years.

Rob graduated as a theoretical physicist from the University of St Andrews in 1989. He then spent a year in Cambridge doing a Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics and falling off punts before joining the University of Edinburgh. He completed his PhD in lattice QCD in 1993 and subsequently joined EPCC.

As Technical Lead for DARE UK, Rob will be leading the establishment of the technical requirements, use cases and implementation of a novel and sustainable national federated infrastructure for sensitive data research. This will build on the work already completed in the first year of the DARE UK programme.