University of Dundee
Research Assistant
Electronic Data Systems / Hewlett Packard
Graduate Associate (2006-2008)
Information Analyst (2008-2009)
University of Dundee: MSc
Applied Computing
LA Serve Limited
Lead PHP Developer
University of St Andrews: BSc

John has been a member of the Centre for Argument Technology at the University of Dundee since 2009. Since then, he has developed a range of widely used tools for argument analysis, visualisation, and storage. In 2013 he began a PhD in the area of argument mining, the automatic extraction of argumentative structure from natural language text, and has presented papers on the topic at the ACL Argument Mining workshops in Baltimore, Denver and Copenhagen.

John is currently working on a major new £1.1m Argument Mining project in collaboration with IBM, where he is combining his practical experience of argument analysis and visualisation, with argumentation theoretical and computational linguistic methods to explore new techniques for automatically extracting reasoning from unrestricted text.