Phill has spent much of his career working on projects that use technology to accelerate scientific discovery. He joined us from portfolio company ReadCube, where he held the position of VP of Business Development. Prior to Digital Science, he was the Editorial Director at Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), the first academic video journal. Phill is a member the SSP educational committee and the STM association early career publishers and future lab committees.

In a former life, Phill was a cross-disciplinary research scientist. He held a faculty position at Harvard Medical School, working in bio-physics and neuroscience, despite having originally started out as a plasma physicist at the UK atomic energy authority. He has also worked as a microscopy consultant and scientific advisor for a number of startups and small companies.

Phill lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two children. He holds a 2nd dan black belt in TaeKwon Do and occasionally enjoys a dram of single malt whisky, although not at the same time.