Dr Daniel Hanlon
Head of e-Research Data
Daniel has worked at KCL since 2018, implementing the Research Data Storage platform. The highly resilient, multi-site disk and tape infrastructure provides the foundational components for research data-related activities in e-Research. Prior to this he had spent seven years as the architect for a similar research data storage service at UCL.
Before moving into the area of research data Daniel worked as a medical doctor, having studied medicine at KCL and prior to that he spent 10 years working at STFC Daresbury Laboratory, initially writing software for the 3D visualisation of results from electronic structure calculations, testing theory against experimental data from the laboratory's synchrotron. Later projects focused on distributed computing and scientific data - implementing the Globus grid computing middleware and a federated iRODS installation for the Integrative Biology project. Other early roles include database design and implementation for patient data associated with antifungal drug trials. His original degrees were Physics and MSc. Computational Physics.
Outside work Daniel is a keen singer, especially of chant and early music in a liturgical setting. He lives in north Wales and is a member of a number of local choirs in the tradition of Welsh music. The area also enables him easily to enjoy another favourite past-time, hillwalking.