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Research and Development, Testing

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I am a medical doctor with 6 years of post graduate experience and an experienced IT Engineer with over 25 years of experience. I can design, install, support and develop complex IT infrastructures. I use MATLAB, SPSS, R and Python, Unix/Linux shell scripting, machine learning and data science. I am interested in medical research – brain-computer interface, neuroscience, teaching, digital health, statistics, epidemiology, research and development and medical education. From 1987 until 2011 I worked as a Senior Infrastructure Solutions Architect, Data Scientist and Unix/Linux Administrator for the European Union, EUMETSAT/ESA, United Nations, UNICEF, UNDP, Telecoms, Banks, Financial Institutions and Lotteries. I completed my Medical Degree in 2015 with merits and awards of excellence. I have been involved in clinical medicine and digital health since.




  • National Health Service 2015 - Present

    Medical Doctor – General Adult Psychiatry – General Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology & Adverse Drug Reactions, Medical Research

    My clinical duties as a medical doctor include assessing, reviewing and diagnosing patients in outpatient and inpatient settings with complex physical and mental health presentations, reviewing their test and lab results.As I specialize in complex prescribing and have extensive knowledge in adverse drug reactions, I work closely with other specialties and advise how to prescribe new medications or alter existing ones. I usually review from 5 to a maximum of 15 patients a day, either by telephone, virtual video platforms or face to face consultations as needed. Very frequently I have to manage patient treatment plans who have adversely reacted to their current medications or are non-compliant with them. Furthermore I have special clinics where by I extensively review patients with highly complex presentations that require diagnosis and treatment.I have experience managing cardiovascular, respiratory, diabetes and obesity, endocrine, neurological, neurodevelopmental, orthopaedic, rheumatological and psychiatric patients. I have worked with patients with strokes, Dementia - Alzheimer\'s, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body, Dementia, Mixed Dementia, Pick\'s Disease, Neurological Disorders, Parkinson\'s, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron, Disease, Huntington\'s disease, Cancer, HIV, End of Life Care. I have a special interest in infection management, respiratory infection management, chronic pain medicine and anaesthesia drugs. I have published a paper in a teaching Journal for the European Respiratory Society.Extensive experience in General Adult Psychiatry and Patient Management – Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Delusional Disorders, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, Autism/ASD, Learning Disabilities, Perinatal Psychiatry, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurology, Pain management, Fibromyalgia, Functional/Conversion Neurological Disorders, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Drugs and Alcohol, Eating Disorders, Suicide, Personality Disorders. Experience in outpatient, inpatient, liason, Acute settings, ECT, rTMS.Extensive experience in Older Adult Psychiatry – Dementia - Alzheimer\'s, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Mixed Dementia, Pick\'s Disease, Neurology, Parkinson\'s, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington\'s disease.Experienced teacher of clinical pharmacology with a focus on psychopharmacology and adverse drug reactions.Complex prescribing in all age groups, with multiple drugs for patients with epilepsy, cancer, HIV, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular and diabetes.


    Senior Unix/Linux Administrator, Senior Solutions Architect, Support and Diagnostics

    I have worked for over 25 years as an IT engineer prior to becoming a doctor. I have experience in installing, configuring, tuning and configuring operating systems (unix/linux/windows), networks, security, firewalls, middleware, high availability clusters, integrated online platforms, backups, databases (Oracle, Sybase, Mysql), business analysis, designing and supporting complex information systems infrastructures. I have further worked in data analysis, machine learning and data science using Python, R, shell scripting, C/C++, web servers and java interfaces. I have experience designing complex infrastructures and I have worked extensively as a systems architect. My skillset includes designing/implementing high availability high performance clusters, virtual environments, cloud computing, research and development (R&D), test and proof of concept environments. • Design, implementation and diagnostics of Hybrid Infrastructures, experience with monolithic infrastructures, Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics, SPSS, R, SAS, Modelling, Functional Design, High availability clusters, High Performance Parallel Computing, cloud computing, virtual environments, databases. Unix, Linux (RedHat) Storage Area Networks, Firewalls, design, installations, implementations, backup, failover and support. End to End roll out of large scale enterprise solutions, (Hands-on technical experience). • Industries: Healthcare, Research and Development, Aerospace, Satellite (EUMETSAT/ESA), Government (EU, EUMETSAT), Military (United Nations), Charities (UNICEF, UNDP), Telecoms (BT, Mobistar), Banks and Financial Institutions, Auto industries, Information Technology (IBM,Sun,HP,Symantec/Veritas Professional Services, Microsoft), Lotteries (Designed the National Lottery System In Netherlands and other Lotteries in multiple other countries), Cyber Security, Network Security. ITIL and GxP design frameworks: Quality System Regulation gaps, Backup and Recovery, Distaster Recovery, Change and Configuration Control management, Error detection/correction. • Design of end-to-end Production, Testing, Development, Research and Development infrastructures (R&D), Proof of Concept, Internet of Things (IoT). • Application Integration with middleware, infrastructure, highly complex designs with SAP, CRM, Oracle, Sybase, MySql Databases, Data Warehousing, ETL Technologies, Message Queuing Systems, Web APIs, Event Driven Architectures, on Cloud, Traditional, Mobile platforms, for e-commerce, e-learning, e-banking, online payment systems, data replication amongst global sites. • Algorithms for medical sensors, medical data, clinical patient data, medication efficiency, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, stratified healthcare, precision medicine for customised patient health care, biomedicine, healthcare, medical informatics, timeseries, image processing, FASTA,FASTQ, genomics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacovigilance, TransCelerate, WEF, IMI, Vivli, CSDR, HL7, OHDSI, DrugBank, ChEBI, ChEMBL, SureChEMBL, ChemSpider, , Gene Ontology, UniProt. • Algorithms for financial applications, fraud detection, investment efficiency. • Apache Kafka, SQL Streaming, in Smart Patient Care, Algorithmic Trading, Lotteries, Telecoms, Stock Market Surveillance, Production line monitoring, computer and network real time monitoring, geospatial data monitoring. • Algorithms for infrastructure middleware, self-healing clusters, high performance computing. • Artificial Neural Nets, Deep Machine Learning, k-means clustering, Regression, Classification, supervised and unsupervised learning, autoencoders, Convolutional Neural Nets, Recurrent Neural Nets, LSTMs, Gradient Descent optimisations and Loss functions, Support Vector Machines, pandas, keras, Tensorflow, scikit.learn, numpy, pytorch, OpenCV, mxnet. • Design and Architecture of Data Science infrastructures, Big Data, Hadoop, Spark, Scala, NoSQL, Oracle, Sybase, Robotics automation. • Databases, Web services, Operating Systems, Networks, Firewalls, SAN, PaaS, SaaS. • Teaching and training engineers, medical doctors and nurses • Managing teams of engineers and system resources, hardware, software, applications, message brokers. • Performance tuning, operating systems installations and support. Parallel file systems. • Business Intelligence - PowerBI, Data Warehousing, SQL, R, Python, Hive, MLib, Spark. • TOGAF, Zachman, DODAF design principles, backed up by 30 years of experience in highly complex, sensitive and global environments. • Designing, architecting, implementing and supporting complex, secure high-performance infrastructures with enterprise applications (Web, Cloud, API, cloud, virtual). SaaS, PaaS, Message Brokers. Digital Diagnostic Markers. • Hands-on Diagnostics, Configurations, installations, UNIX, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux (Suse, Redhat, Ubuntu), Windows, Databases (Sybase IQ, Oracle, Mysql, DB2), Hadoop, SAP, CRM, Business Objects, Security and Firewalls, Cisco Routers, ASA, Fortigate, Load Balancers Checkpoint Firewalls, NetBackup, Network File systems, High availability clusters (HACMP, VCS, Linux Clusters), Storage Area Network infrastructures, dark fibre, Netapps, EMC Clariion Series, Symmetrix, VNX, VMAX IBM DS4700, DS4800, DS5300, HP EVA and HP arrays, Del-EMC arrays, Symantec (Veritas) Products, Hitachi HDS, High Availability Virtualization, Big Data, Cloud Computing (Amazon, Oracle), Kernel and Performance tuning, Apache, Tomcat, Jboss, Ant, Python, Perl, subversion, version control systems, configurations, compilations, web server/ web based installations. Unix shell, bash, korn, C, scripting, C and C++, COBOL, PROLOG, Python, Matlab. • Virtualisation, Vmware (ESXi/NSX/vCenter/vRA). Disaster Recovery, Backups, failover and database replication (oracle,sybase,mysql). Cluster File Systems, VxFs, HDFS. IoT design, implementation and support. DHCP, DNS, NFS. Data Warehousing, Data Replication technologies, Backups, Failover, Disaster Recovery. • Research and Development, Proof of Concepts. • Liaising with vendors and getting quotes for hardware and software, bids. • Business Intelligence, Analytics. • Test and DevOps Management, Quality Assurance, Documentation. Strong understanding of ITIL, Scrum and Agile Methodologies. • Machine Learning and Data Science, Statistics and epidemiology, SPSS, R, MATLAB, Octave, Python and 4GL shell programming, Image processing and Analysis, using artificial neural nets and/or high level mathematics. Natural Language processing, Regression analysis, decision trees, support vector machines, k-nearest neighbours, ANN. Machine Learning and Deep Learning with Python, pandas, numpy, pytorch, TensorFlow, keras, scikit.learn, Mlib, apache spark. • Excellent communication and presentation skills. I work very well under pressure, highly motivated, excellent negotiator. Extensive experience of managing large teams, leading and motivating.


infrastructure design
data science
machine learning
medical imaging
web servers
high availability clusters
cloud computing
storage area networks