Calum has over 10 years of experience in academic research. He obtained a masters and a PhD from the University of Sheffield (2011-2016) while working at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) on particle physics experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and continued to work on particle searches for a further 4 years as Post-Doc.

Calum joined the University of Edinburgh in 2021 to work on the HDR UK funded project CO-CONNECT as a software developer, before spending a year working as a Senior Data Analyst on the EAVE-II COVID-19 Scottish surveillance project as well as a National Core Studies Immunity (NCSI) funded project, specialising in population level serological COVID-19 data.

He is passionate about bringing his expertise and experience from a large international collaboration (CERN) to the Health Data Research sphere.