Brian Davison graduated from Edinburgh University in 1987 with an MA in Linguistics with Artificial Intelligence. Since then, he has held several posts in industry including Head of Computer Systems, Configuration and Release Manager and Intranet Manager. After joining the academic staff of Edinburgh Napier University in 2002, he has taught classes in three out of the four subject groups in the School of Computing, specialising primarily on the use of relational database technology. Brian has led several commercial design and development projects for mobile platforms, and is a non-executive director of GearedApp, a limited company specialising in web and mobile applications. He also holds an MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering, has co-authored several articles in solar energy modelling, and is currently working towards a PhD in performance analysis and modelling for wind turbines.