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Dr James Scott-Brown

Dr James Scott-Brown

James Scott-Brown

Software Engineer

James is a software engineer on the FoodDB and BetterBasket projects. FoodDB scrapes the websites of retailers to construct a longitudinal dataset of available foods and their nutritional composition; BetterBasket presents information to consumers to help them make healthier food purchasing decisions.

James has an MA and M.Eng from the University of Cambridge; as an undergraduate he studied (biological) Natural Sciences for two years before switching to Engineering. He received a D.Phil from the University of Oxford, where he was a student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology and the Department of Engineering Science. Before joining CPNP he was a Research Associate in the Data Science Institute at Imperial College London.

As well as diet, his research interests include visualization and diagrams, particularly as applied to biology and medicine.

His personal website is