I've done away with the official photograph, here's one of me relaxed at
email: se at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Tel: +44 1524 510365
Some career information
I went to school at
Errington Primary School, Marke-by-Sea
then High Wych JMI, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire and then
Newport Grammar School in Essex
Acklam Sixth Form College in Middlesbrough
which has changed somewhat since.
From October 1979 to September 1984 I studied at Aston
University and left with a B.Sc in Human Communication and Russian
(no links cos the courses have shut since!) and an M.Sc
in Information Tecnology.
In November 1984 I took up a position at Lancaster University as a
Research Associate within the UCREL
Group , based in the Department
of Linguistics. The project was funded by ICL
and the aim was to produce a context-sensitive spelling checker based on
the probabalistic approach of other UCREL projects. For example, it would
be able to spot mistakes in the use of there and their. The
project ran until 1986. See Atwell
and Elliott, 1987.
In January 1987 I started to work on a project which supplied IBM
with data for their speech-recognition systems. During this project I had
my first taste of system administration, as IBM gave the project two IBM
6150 RT workstations.
In August 1989 I was appointed to the post of Systems Programmer in
the Department of Computing.
I have lots of interests outside
work. Firstly, I am a christian and a member of Lancaster
I'm an enthusiastic rambler, although my enthusiasm is usually greater
than the available time. Lancaster is handy for getting to the Lake District
and the Yorkshire Dales.
I'm a bit of a cyclist. Often I don't do any more than cycle to
work, but I sometimes go for a ride on Saturdays and Sundays. Some of the best
holidays I have had have been cycling holidays in France organised by a
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friends at a party.
niece and nephew on their roller blades.
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