As a publicly funded researcher, I believe that it is important that the public have the ability to understand what degree of trust they can put in my research. In this page, I record all relations with external entities that partly or wholly overlap, now or in the past, with my research.

Research funding

I have been a principal investigator on EPSRC funding, as can be seen on my Grants on the Web entry.

I have been a co-investigator/principal investigator on industrial research funding from (alphabetically): Compuware (£10,000: 2003), Oracle (£324,593: 2012-), and Tata Consultancy Services (£120,300: 2004-2006).

Further details of all projects since 2012 are available on the Software Development Team site.


I have performed paid consultancy for a number of companies (startups and established). Most are, or have been, in areas far beyond my research, and are of little bearing. Those that are partly or wholly related to my research are as follows: Xactium (2003-2004).

I do not currently, and have not previously, owned shares or stocks in any companies related to my research.

Research spending

All my discretionary research spending since 2012 is recorded as part of the Software Development Team's commitment to accounting transparency.