Mr Matt Woodburn

Mr Matthew Woodburn

Data Architect

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Diversity and Informatics Division

Specialisms

Application configuration and support, C#, Data architecture design, Data curation and quality control, Data flow and process modelling, Data manipulation and reporting, Data policy, Database management, Digitisation, IT system selection, Software development and scripting - SQL, VB6, VBA, perl

Summary

I am the science data architect for the Natural History Museum's Digital Collections Programme, which will ultimately digitise the museum's 80 million specimens and make the data available to the global scientific community. Following an education in life sciences, I've worked predominantly in data architecture and system design, development and consultancy in the private and academic sectors. Working at the NHM provides the ideal opportunity to combine my interests and experience.

Qualifications

Degrees

MRes, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 2000 - 2001

BSc (Hons), University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 1997 - 2000

Employment history

Non-academic

Science Data Architect, Natural History Museum, 2014 - ongoing

Information Systems Manager, NIHR BioResource, University of Cambridge, NIHR BioResource, 2012 - 2014

Head of Sample Informatics, JDRF/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 2011 - 2012

Software Engineer, JDRF/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 2008 - 2011

Software Developer, Self-employed, 2007 - 2008

Computer Maintenance Engineer, Realize-IT Ltd, 2006 - 2006

Software Developer, Webhaven Ltd, 2006 - 2007

Consultant, Dunnett Shaw Ltd, 2002 - 2005

Publications

Brierley MJ, Ashworth AJ, Craven TP, Woodburn M, Banks JR, Lu W, Riccardi D, Balment RJ, Mccrohan CR (2003) Electrical activity of caudal neurosecretory neurons in seawater- and freshwater-adapted flounder: responses to cholinergic agonists. Journal of Experimental Biology, 206 (22) : 4011 - 4020. doi: 10.1242/jeb.00631

Introduction

Summary

I am the science data architect for the Natural History Museum's Digital Collections Programme, which will ultimately digitise the museum's 80 million specimens and make the data available to the global scientific community. Following an education in life sciences, I've worked predominantly in data architecture and system design, development and consultancy in the private and academic sectors. Working at the NHM provides the ideal opportunity to combine my interests and experience.

Qualifications

Degrees

MRes, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 2000 - 2001

BSc (Hons), University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 1997 - 2000

Employment history

Non-academic

Science Data Architect, Natural History Museum, 2014 - ongoing

Information Systems Manager, NIHR BioResource, University of Cambridge, NIHR BioResource, 2012 - 2014

Head of Sample Informatics, JDRF/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 2011 - 2012

Software Engineer, JDRF/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 2008 - 2011

Software Developer, Self-employed, 2007 - 2008

Computer Maintenance Engineer, Realize-IT Ltd, 2006 - 2006

Software Developer, Webhaven Ltd, 2006 - 2007

Consultant, Dunnett Shaw Ltd, 2002 - 2005

Publications

Publications

Brierley MJ, Ashworth AJ, Craven TP, Woodburn M, Banks JR, Lu W, Riccardi D, Balment RJ, Mccrohan CR (2003) Electrical activity of caudal neurosecretory neurons in seawater- and freshwater-adapted flounder: responses to cholinergic agonists. Journal of Experimental Biology, 206 (22) : 4011 - 4020. doi: 10.1242/jeb.00631