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Becky Smith

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Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Junior Research Software Engineer
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK


I am one of the Institute's Mental Health First Aiders and have completed my Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training which enables me to support people in crisis.


  • BSc Computing Science (with Distinction)
  • PGDE Secondary (Computing)

Current research interests

Full cycle design and development of software to support research taking place at the James Hutton Institute.


Past research

Most projects detailed below have been created with a combination of Java and Vue.js.

RTD Box, a user-friendly web interface to a bioinformatics pipeline to enable researchers to make use of specialised tools in a more accessible fashion.

NewbieVille, a web-based application in the form of an educational game to teach players about farm management and the different access routes to farming.

Monitoring and management tools to support the Crop Diversity HPC, a shared high performance computing resource used by seven UK institutions collaborating on crop research projects.

Flapjack, a desktop application for visualising genetic data of crops.

  • Polhill, G.; Baggaley, N.; Castellazzi, M.; Gimona, A.; Hare, M.; Ibiyemi, A.; Lilly, A.; Loades, K.; Macdiarmid, J.; Macleod, K.; McCormick, B.; McKeen, M.; Rivington, M.; Roxburgh, N.; Salt, D.; Smith, B.; Udugbezi, E.; Wang, C.; Wilkins, B. (2022) Developing agile approaches to scientific modelling in policyrelevant contexts, iEMSs 2022, 3-8 July 2022, Brussels, Belgium.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.