Professor Richard O. Sinnott is the Director of eResearch at the University of Melbourne and Chair of Applied Computing Systems. In these roles he is responsible for all aspects of eResearch (research-oriented IT development) at the University. He has been lead software engineer/architect on an extensive portfolio of national and international projects, with specific focus on those research domains requiring finer-grained access control (security). Within ENSAT-HT Richard is the technical lead for WP1 and providing the underlying data systems and security-oriented IT infrastructure. This leverages the existing ENSAT-CANCER systems developed by Richard’s team (now used globally by - at present - 76 cancer centres).

Richard was formerly the Technical Director of the UK National e-Science Centre; Director of e-Science at the University of Glasgow; Deputy Director (Technical) for the Bioinformatics Research Centre also at the University of Glasgow, and for a while the Technical Director of the National Centre for e-Social Science. He has a PhD in Computing Science; an MSc in Software Engineering and a BSc in Theoretical Physics. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications across a range of computing and application-specific domains.

Example Publications

  1. Därr, C. Pamporak, M. Peitzsch, K. Miehle, A. Prejbisz, D. Weismann, F. Beuschlein, R.O. Sinnott, S. Bornstein, H. Neumann, A. Januszewicz, J. Lenders, G. Eisenhofer, Biochemical diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma using plasma free normetanephrine, metanephrine and methoxytyramine: Importance of supine sampling under fasting conditions, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, 2013, doi: 10.1111/cen.12327.
  2. Penno, J. Couper, M. Craig, P. Colman, W. Rawlinson, A. Cotterill, T. Jones, L. Harrison, P. Baghurst, S. Barry, F. Cameron, J. Dodd, C. Duran, J. Forbes, M. Makrides, G. Morahan, K. Nelson, A. Nankervis, R.O. Sinnott, J. Wentworth, Environmental determinants of islet autoimmunity (ENDIA): a pregnancy to early life cohort study in children at-risk of type 1 diabetes, BMC Pediatrics, 13:124, doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-124.
  3. Kolesinska, S.F. Ahmed, M. Niedziela, J. Bryce, M. Rodie, J. Jiang, R.O. Sinnott, I. Hughes, F. Darendeliler, O. Hiort, Y. van der Zwan, M. Cools, T. Guran, P.M. Holterhus, S. Bertelloni, L. Lisa, W. Arlt, N. Krone, M. Ellaithi, A. Balsamo, I. Mazen, A. Nordenstrom, K. Lachlan, M. Alkhawari, P. Chatelain, N. Weintrob, Changes Over Time In Sex Assignment For Disorders Of Sex Development, Journal of Paediatrics, May 2014.
  4. Kanwal, A. Lonie, R.O. Sinnott, C. Anderson, Challenges of Large-scale Biomedical Workflows on the Cloud – A Case Study on the Need for Reproducibility of Results, 28th IEEE International Conference on Computer Based Medical Systems, Sao Paolo, Brazil, June 2015.
  5. Wise, C. Friedrich, S. Nepal, S. Chen, R.O. Sinnott, CloudDocs: Secure Scalable Document Sharing on Public Clouds, IEEE Cloud Conference 2015, New York, USA, July 2015.

Contact Details

Prof. Richard O. Sinnott

Director,  eResearch

322 Doug McDonell Building, University of Melbourne

Tel: +61-(0)3-9035-4531 Fax: -8700 Mob: +61-(0)435-964-844

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