Research IT Services

Dr Jonathan Cooper

Dr Jonathan Cooper

Head of Research Software Engineering

RITS Software Development

ISD Research IT Services

Joined UCL
21st Nov 2016

Research summary

I am interested in the application of software engineering to computational biology, having worked mostly on the use of domain-specific languages to describe mathematical models of biology, and the tools required to make these usable for researchers. I now work as a Research Software Engineer more broadly, supporting researchers in developing high quality software to improve the reproducibility, sustainability and impact of their research.


University of Oxford
DPhil, Computing Science not elsewhere classified | 2009
University of Oxford
BA, Mathematics and Computer Science | 2004


I joined the Research Software Development Group in November 2016 after 12 years as a researcher at the University of Oxford. There I was joint lead developer for the Chaste computational biology software, and creator of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Web Lab. I also set up and led a cross-University network for Research Software Developers at Oxford, was co-Director of the Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre, and lectured XML for Oxford's part-time MSc in Software Engineering.