Oliver is a Research Software Engineer at The Alan Turing Institute. He has a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge, where he was based at the Cavendish Laboratory and worked on techniques for producing accurate material models for continuum mechanics simulations based on first-principles atomistic techniques, with a particular focus on shock-waves in condensed matter.

Following this, he worked as a software engineer, writing research software for the numerical simulation of fluid and solid dynamics.

He was involved in several successful industrial collaborations with partners in the mining, defence and oil and gas industries. He also holds a degree in mathematics.