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Nicolson, Nicola

Job title: 

Senior Developer, Science Applications

Department: 
Corporate & Business Services
Section: 
IT
Joined Kew: 

1998

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (Hons), Botany, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, 1995
  • MSc, Computer Science, University of Kent at Canterbury, 1997
Role: 

Solutions Architect in Science Applications section, with responsibility for design of science and horticulture IT systems

  • Scopes and defines information systems component of science projects
  • Contributes to definition of technical architecture
  • Provides design overview for Kew and collaborative software development projects, in particular those associated with the management and dissemination of scientific name information
  • Leads the technical development of the International Plant Names Index project (IPNI)
Selected publications: 

Nicolson, N., Paton, A., Croft, J., Macklin, J., Morris, P., Whitbread, G. &Gandhi, K. (2011). Advancing the International Plant Names Index (IPNI). IBC 2011 - XVIII International Botanical congress, 23-30/07/2011, Melbourne, Australia.

Knapp, S., Paton, A., Challis, K. & Nicolson, N. (2010) 'Run for your lives! End of the World!' - Electronic publication of new plant names. Taxon 59(4): 1009-1010.