Musician/Composer, Data Architect, Writer
After obtaining an honours degree in Zoology from Aberdeen University, Derek travelled to both East Africa and India where he studied percussion.
He has composed music for many dance-theatre productions and played percussion for several bands in both live and studio settings.
He co-founded both State Theta (Collaborative Arts Performance Company) with Audicia Morley and Rachaka (Third Stream Contemporary Music Quartet) with Martin Hodgson.
He obtained his Masters degree in Information Technology from Stirling University and subsequently led a development team in the production of the GUDMAP database, a leading research tool in the field of bioinformatics.
He has recently established a new company - Social Web Enterprise - offering Identity/Branding services in conjunction with website design and application/database development.
Curriculum vitae (Information Technology)