Philip's current responsibilities focus on the effective use of information technology to support research activities, particularly the effective management of the research products such as data, models, code, etc. He explores new and innoivative ways to achieve this goal. His academic research has focused on the Life Sciences, particularly primary productivity remote sensing and raptor conservation.
Philip is originally from England. He had a successful technology career in the U.K., primarily in hardware and software engineering, and in the wireless industry, leading business improvement initiatives. After moving to Arizona in 2001, he returned to full-time education at Arizona State University, completing a B.S. in Conservation Biology and a M.N.S. in Biology and Geographical Information Science. Philip's research focuses on the effective re-use of research data through publication, discovery and access. He currently leads Arizona State University's research data management initiatives. He also serves as the Privacy Officer for the Arizona Secure Research Environment (ASRE). Philip combines his science, technology and business expertize with colleagues regionally, nationally and internationally to promote the sustainable use of research data: "use, preserve, re-use".