Dr Alexia Cardona is a Training Lead in the fields of Data Science, Data Management and Bioinformatics. She has set up and now leads the Data Science and Data Management Training Programme at the University of Cambridge as part of the Bioinformatics Training Programme. She is the Course Organiser for the NST Part II BBS Bioinformatics course at the University of Cambridge and a lecturer in the NST Part IB Mathematical and Computational Biology. Her role involves the management of the different aspects of training, including design, development, coordination and teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She is a leader in ELIXIR, an international intergovernmental organisation that brings together life science resources from across Europe, where, together with the other leaders and partners, drives the establishment of high-quality training. She is a Principal Investigator on the EC-funded project for the development of learning paths and a co-investigator in the development of training and capacity building in Data Management across Europe.
Alexia’s research interests focus on teaching and learning in the areas of data science, data and code reproducibility, Bioinformatics and pedagogical research in these areas. She builds on her background in Software Engineering and Research to educate and create awareness for FAIR coding and data. Her most popular courses at the University include Introduction to Programming, Data Manipulation and Visualisation and Reproducible Research. Dr Cardona is an advocate of participation in Communities of Practice and of women in leading and computational sectors which are currently underrepresented.