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The Research Computing Team offers technology and services to support research. They collaborate with researchers to create impactful products tailored to their specific needs.

They provide project websites, document and image repositories, searchable databases, TEI encoding and a wide range of customised web applications.  They help with the planning and costing of the technical aspects of digital projects, and are keen to assist with this when applications for funding are being submitted.

Swithun Crowe

Swithun Crowe

Research Software Engineer

Swithun uses a number of programming languages including C, Java, Perl, PHP, Python and shell scripts. He is experienced in cross browser web development and has used many XML technologies such as OWL, RDF, SVG, XForms and XSLT. He works with many different relational, XML and NoSQL/document databases and uses a wide range of metadata standards including DC, METS, MODS, PREMIS, TEI and VRA. He prefers to work with open source and non-proprietary software. Swithun holds degrees in Philosophy and Information Technology from the University of St Andrews and Herriot Watt University respectively.


Patrick McCann

Patrick McCann

Research Software Engineer

Patrick joined the team in the summer of 2014 from the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute(HATII) at the University of Glasgow.  Much of his work there was for the Digital Curation Centre, including the development of web applications to assist with the management of research data, most notably DMPonline.  Patrick is experienced in a number of programming languages including PHP, Java, Ruby and JavaScript.  His work in web development has included the use of a variety of technologies and frameworks.  He has experience working with XML and a range of database technologies.  Patrick holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Physics and an MSc in Optoelectronics and Optical Information Processing from Queen’s University Belfast, and an MSc in Information Technology (Software) from the University of Glasgow.


Mary Woodcock Kroble

Mary Woodcock Kroble

Research Software Engineer

Mary develops websites in various content management systems, including terminalfour and WordPress. She writes web applications that display data from Pure web services. She uses a variety of programming languages and frameworks. Mary has a degree from the Open University, and a postgraduate diploma in IT from the University of St Andrews. She works with the Research Computing team as a research software engineer, and with the School of Classics as their computing officer.