Neil is the founding Director of the Software Sustainability Institute. Graduating with an MPhys in Computational Physics from the University of Edinburgh, he began his career at EPCC, becoming Project Manager there in 2003. During this time he led the Data Access and Integration projects (OGSA-DAI and DAIT), and collaborated in many e-Science projects, including the EU FP6 NextGRID project.
He is presently responsible for representing both the Institute and UK researchers at a national and international level. Within the organisation, he oversees operations, contributes to policy development, develops and manages collaborations, and acts as the principal liaison with stakeholders. His current research is in cloud computing, computational chemistry, software ecosystems, and digital repositories.