After graduating from the University of Manchester in the early 1990s, Daniel worked in a variety of technical roles involving data architecture in the private sector and the computer games industry, before joining Cancer Research UK, where he worked on developing a database to manage all aspects of clinical administration within the Medical Oncology Unit at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. This suite of applications was awarded the prize for ‘The Best Use of IT in Multidisciplinary Care’ at the 1999 Healthcare Effectiveness Conference, and was used for over 7 years to manage all aspects of clinical bookings and chemotherapy administration at the Churchill.
Following on from his work for Cancer Research UK, Daniel worked on a number of development contracts for clients including The Department of Health and Oxford University Press, before joining the University of Oxford in 2005. Over the last 12 years he has been involved in creating databases and websites for individual departments and research projects across the Humanities Division, as well as for The Ashmolean Museum, The Museum of Natural History, and the Pitt Rivers Museum. During his time at Oxford, Daniel has worked on projects funded by, amongst others, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Wellcome Trust, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and has taught courses on working with digital images and assets and database development to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Daniel is a qualified Apple Hardware and Software Engineer, and specialises in database development using Filemaker Pro, but has a broad interest in all aspects of IT and software development.