Leading Experts in Data Science Training Solutions
Jumping Rivers has delivered quality data insights from day 1. Based in Newcastle and founded in 2016, the company is bringing a fresh approach to the world of data analytics. Our trainers and consultants come with over 100 years combined experience in R, Python, Stan, Scala and other programming languages. We have worked with some of the largest (and smallest) companies in the world.
Meet Your Team
Esther makes Jumping Rivers tick. Her goal is to help clients plan for the future. This means ensuring that what happens now, fits into their big picture.
Dr Colin Gillespie
Colin has been using R since 1999. He's the author of a number of R packages and has published the book Efficient R Programming with O'Reilly.
Theo holds a 1st Class Honours MMathStat in Mathematics & Statistics from Newcastle University. He is the author of many of the Jumping Rivers courses and works with a range of clients.
Sebastian has a 1st Class Honours MMathStat in Mathematics & Statistics from Newcastle University. He has multiple publications on machine learning, sensor deployments and infrastructure, and data visualisation.
Dr Rhian Davies
Rhian loves using statistics to help people make data driven decisions. As a data scientist, she has worked closely with varied domain experts including physicists, psychologists, game designers and engineers.
Project Operation Manager
Deborah is responsible for Jumping Rivers' office support. As Admin Manager, Deborah works across the organisation, to deliver customer requirements and assist the team's daily objectives.
Information Security Lead
Liam specialises in compliance, security controls, and policies. With a previous 2 years in infrastructure support and consultancy, he ensures secure Shiny app and Posit platform deployments, and promotes a culture of security awareness within the company.
Russ has previouly worked in molecular biology and bioinformatics. He holds a PhD in Molecular Physiology and MSc in Mathematics. Russ is an author of several CRAN packages and mentor on the R-for-data-science community.
Martin has been dealing with Windows-based networks for over 10 years and developing SQL Server systems, and likes to study Data Science in Python, but is moving to learn more in R.
Georgia is currently studying for a PhD in Engineering. Her project looks at applying deep learning techniques to dolphin acoustics. She has a background in statistics and machine learning and enjoys applying her knowledge to real-world problems.
Dr Keith Newman
Following a PhD in statistics at Newcastle University, Keith developed software to improve road safety modelling. He enjoys creating Shiny apps and teaching the use of R.
Dr Myles Mitchell
Myles holds a PhD in Astrophysics and MPhys in Physics from Durham University. He has a background in Python programming and enjoys discerning and visualising trends from vast data sets.
Dr Astrid Radermacher
Astrid did a PhD in Molecular Biology, during which she fell in love with R. She loves extracting meaningful insights from data, and displaying these in visually appealing (and often interactive!) ways.
Dr Clarissa Barratt
Ambassador for Data Science
While working towards her PhD in applied mathematics Clarissa discovered her love of science communications. Her goal is to make data science accessible to everyone, and to encourage people to engage with the goings on at Jumping Rivers.
Dr Parisa Gregg
Parisa has a PhD in Particle Physics from Durham University, which she undertook within the CDT in Data Intensive Science. She enjoys programming in Python and applying machine learning to real-world problems.
Dr Shane Halloran
Shane holds a PhD in applied statistics. His favourite programming language is R, and he is passionate about engineering systems which get the most out of data.
Chief of Staff
With over 15 years of experience in HR, finance, events and office management, Helen supports the team and helps the company to excel in their objectives. She excels at supporting excellent company culture and holds level 5 CIPD qualification.
Gemma is the glue that holds Jumping Rivers together - driving our Strategy, Values and the Customer Journey. Drawing on a wealth of commercial and public sector experience, Gemma shapes and coordinates the operational arm of the business to best deliver value to our customers.
Rich has been a client and partner manager in the data and analytics space for the last 3 years with a further background in client management in the finance sector. He thrives off hearing the bespoke and unique ways businesses are getting value from their data.
Finance and Administrative Officer
Susan has more than 15 years practical experience in financial management and holds an AAT professional diploma. She enjoys working with SMEs and manager owned businesses to help organise the numbers and balance the books.
Amieroh discovered her love for R and Python while studying Oceanography. She has a wide range of experience in data analysis and training, enjoying extracting meaningful insight from data and making data science accessible to everyone.
Dr Tim Brock
Junior Data Scientist
Osheen has a 1st Class Honours BSc in Mathematics from Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an aspiring data scientist who can’t wait to get started teaching and working on projects for JR.
Dr Jack Kennedy
Jack did a PhD in statistics at Newcastle where he developed and used statistical methods to make complex computer models more efficient. He is a huge proponent of Bayesian methods and loves getting involved with the wider data science community.
Anna supports the Executive team and acts as the first point of contact for the business. Her exceptional collaborative and time management skills keep everyone organised. Anna holds a level 2 and 3 in Business administration, with experience working in the education sector and the NHS.
Senior Cloud Engineer
Richard has been working with Cloud Computing for the past 5 years. He has worked with many large clients in a range of sectors. He has AWS professional certifications as a Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer.