Marion is a Research Software Engineer in the Advanced Research Computing unit at Durham University and the RSE Theme Leader of the N8 Centre of Excellence for Computationally Intensive Research (CIR). She is also a member of the SORSE programme team. She has a degree in Media Informatics and a PhD in Scientific Computing. Previously she worked both in industry and in academia in computational physics (in a variety of forms). In her current job she provides computational support for projects in application areas ranging from arts and humanities over geography and earth science to classic STEM subjects, and teaches software and HPC training courses for researchers.
Marion is interested in creating new connections on all levels, making sure that all “versions” of RSEs know about and feel welcome to join the RSE community, and enhancing communication between RSEs, (other) researchers, and the public. She is also committed to improving career prospects and professional development for RSEs.