Dr Brian Read BSc DPhil MBCS CITP CEng

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BCS Branch Role Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
e-mail brian.read(at)bcs.org.uk


Background Brian has over twenty years practical experience in the design, implementation and support of database and information systems.  This grew out of research work in physics where analysis of accelerator experiments involved compilation and support of a worldwide scattering database.

Since then, projects have ranged from space satellite and air pollution data to administrative, personnel and financial databases.  He wrote early relational software in Fortran as well as working with modern products such as Oracle Financials.  Always receptive to interesting data management challenges, these include data mining GP records of chronic kidney disease and of financial derivatives with a research student.   He now enjoys running workshops on web design.

A member of BCS since 1989, Brian has organised database conferences and has participated as a Supervisor in the Professional Development Scheme.