About Me

I am a Research Fellow (Health Informatics) at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick. Previously, I worked as a researcher at the University of Birmingham, based in the Primary Care Clinical Research and Trials Unit (PC-CRTU). I am involved in research projects aiming to develop the technological infrastructure for clinical information and e-trial systems, to facilitate the recruitment of patients to studies and investigating data linkages in primary and secondary care.

My PhD in the area of trust and reputation in agent-based systems, was awarded by the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Dr. Nathan Griffiths. I was a member of the Intelligent and Adaptive Systems Group in the Department of Computer Science. In my PhD work, I looked at the ways in which individual agents within a multi-agent system can improve their interactions with other agents, while aiming to achieve goals that they cannot complete on their own. Agents evolving in open, distributed environments face numerous challenges and I presented a mechanism that enables agents to make more informed decisions with the aim of further minimising the uncertainty of agent interactions, while facing malicious behaviour, such as collusion. This mechanism is motivated by issues of correctly assessing the trustworthiness of agents, and using the available information to guide the extraction of valuable information from an agent's social network.

Previously, I obtained BSc and BSc(Hons) degrees from the University of South Africa and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, respectively. After doing some teaching at undergraduate level in Mauritius at the Charles Telfair Institute, I went on to study for a Masters degree in Computer Science at Lancaster University, UK.