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Professor Simon Hettrick 

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Deputy Director, Software Sustainability Institute.

Co-Director, Southampton Research Software Group.

Professor Simon Hettrick is Deputy Director of the Software Sustainability Institute and a Director of the Southampton Research Software Group.

He works with stakeholders from across the research community to develop policies that support research software, the people who develop that software and the researchers who rely on it. Simon's research focuses on the use of software in the research community with the aim of understanding practices and demographics. In this role, he conducted the first study of software reliance in academia.

Simon is a passionate advocate for Research Software Engineers. He orchestrated a campaign to gain recognition for this community, which has grown from a handful of people in 2013 to a substantial international community numbering in the tens of thousands. He was the founding chair of the UK's Association of Research Software Engineers and was a founding Trustee and Treasurer of the Society of Research Software Engineering. He was treasurer of the RSE conference 2016-2019. Simon is Chair of the Hidden REF: a campaign to increase the diversity of research outputs recognised by academia and raise awareness of the hidden roles that make research possible.

Simon is one of the Directors of the Southampton Research Software Group based at the University of Southampton. The group makes research software engineering expertise available to researchers across the University, provides training in software engineering and reproducible research and encourages collaboration and the sharing of knowledge between researchers who rely on software.

He is a member of the Projects Peer Review Panel (large projects) for the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Data Science Strategic advisory board for the Medical Research Council, the advisory panel for Artificial Intelligence and Informatics at the Rosalind Franklin Institute, the steering committee for the STFC's Computational Science Centre for Research Communities, the advisory board of the Technician TALENT programme, and the Advisory Board for the data-science journal Patterns. Simon was a member of the UKRI e-infrastructure expert group and chair of the working group on software and skills. He has a background in physics and patent law. 

Research

Research interests

How software is used in research, emergent roles in modern research groups, impact measurement, research policy and its effect on software.

Teaching

Reproducible research and software engineering.

Publications

Hettrick, Simon, Mackenzie, Jacob, Harris, R.D., Wilkinson, J.S., Tropper, Anne and Shepherd, David (2000) Ion-exchanged tapered waveguide laser in neodymium-doped BK7 glass. Optics Letters, 25 (19), 1433-1435. (doi:10.1364/OL.25.001433).

Shepherd, D.P., Hettrick, S.J., Li, C., Mackenzie, J.I., Beach, R.J., Mitchell, S.C. and Meissner, H.E. (2001) High-power planar dielectric waveguide lasers. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 34 (16), 2420-2432. (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/34/16/306).

Hettrick, S.J., Wang, J., Li, C., Wilkinson, J.S. and Shepherd, D.P. (2004) An experimental comparison of nonlinear and parabolic tapered waveguide lasers and a demonstration of broad-stripe diode pumping. IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 22 (3), 845-849. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2004.824548).

Hettrick, Simon James (2003) Tapered waveguide lasers. University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics, Optoelectronics Research Centre, Doctoral Thesis, 223pp.

Hettrick, Simon, Mackenzie, Jacob, Wilkinson, J.S., Tropper, Anne and Shepherd, David (2000) Ion-exchanged Nd:glass tapered waveguide laser. CLEO/Europe, Nice, France. 09 - 14 Sep 2000.

Shepherd, D.P., Mackenzie, J.I., Hettrick, S.J. and Li, C. (2002) Planar waveguides for high power laser devices. Doctoral School Programme - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Hettrick, S.J., Wilkinson, J.S. and Shepherd, D.P. (2001) Neodymium and gadolinium diffusion in yttrium vanadate. 14th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), San Diego, USA. 12 - 13 Nov 2001. (doi:10.1109/LEOS.2001.969204).

Hettrick, S.J., Li, C., Mackenzie, Jacob, Wilkinson, J.S. and Shepherd, D.P. (2001) Nd:Glass tapered planar waveguide laser. 14th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), San Diego, USA. 12 - 13 Nov 2001. (doi:10.1109/LEOS.2001.969205).

Hettrick, S.J., Wang, J., Li, C., Wilkinson, James and Shepherd, D.P. (2003) An experimental comparison of linear and parabolic tapered waveguide lasers. ECIO 2003: European Conference on Integrated Optics, Prague. 01 - 03 Apr 2003. 4 pp .

Benayas, A., Jaque, D., Hettrick, S.J., Wilkinson, J.S. and Shepherd, D.P. (2008) Investigation of neodymium-diffused yttrium vanadate waveguides by confocal microluminescence. Journal of Applied Physics, 103 (10), 103104-[6pp]. (doi:10.1063/1.2924321).

Li, C., Hettrick, Simon, Mackenzie, J.I., Wilkinson, J.S. and Shepherd, D.P. (2001) Longitudinally-diode-pumped high-power waveguide lasers. ECIO'2001, Paderborn, Germany. 03 - 05 Apr 2001.

Hettrick, S.J., Wilkinson, J.S. and Shepherd, D.P. (2002) Neodymium and gadolinium diffusion in yttrium vanadate. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 19 (1), 33-36. (doi:10.1364/JOSAB.19.000033).

Hettrick, Simon, Wilkinson, J.S. and Shepherd, David (2001) Thermally diffused waveguides in YVO4. QEP-15: 15th Biennial Meeting of the Institute of Physics Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group, Glasgow, United Kingdom. 02 - 05 Sep 2001.

Crouch, Stephen, Chue Hong, Neil, Hettrick, Simon, Jackson, Mike, Pawlik, Aleksandra, Sufi, Shoaib, Carr, Les, Roure, David De, Goble, Carole and Parsons, Mark (2013) The Software Sustainability Institute: changing research software attitudes and practices. Computing in Science & Engineering, 15 (6), 74-80. (doi:10.1109/MCSE.2013.133).

Sufi, Shoaib, Chue Hong, Neil, Hettrick, Simon, Antonioletti, Mario, Crouch, Stephen, Hay, Alexander, Inupakutika, Devasena, Jackson, Mike, Pawlik, Aleksandra, Peru, Giacomo, Robinson, John, Carr, Les, De Roure, David, Goble, Carole and Parsons, Mark (2014) Software in reproducible research: advice and best practice collected from experiences at the collaborations workshop. 1st ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Reproducible Research Methodologies and New Publication Models in Computer Engineering (TRUST'14), Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 08 - 10 Jun 2014. pp. 1-4 . (doi:10.1145/2618137.2618140).

Van Werkhoven, Ben, Bakker, Tom, Philippe, Olivier and Hettrick, Simon (2018) Survey on research software engineering in the Netherlands. In Proceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on eScience, e-Science 2018. IEEE. pp. 38-39 . (doi:10.1109/eScience.2018.00017).

Katz, Daniel S., McInnes, Lois Curfman, Bernholdt, David E., Mayes, Abigail Cabunoc, Hong, Neil P.Chue, Duckles, Jonah, Gesing, Sandra, Heroux, Michael A., Hettrick, Simon, Jimenez, Rafael C., Pierce, Marlon, Weaver, Belinda and Wilkins-Diehr, Nancy (2019) Community organizations: changing the culture in which research software is developed and sustained. Computing in Science and Engineering, 21 (2), 8-24, [8565942]. (doi:10.1109/MCSE.2018.2883051).

Hettrick, Simon, Antonioletti, Mario, Carr, Leslie, Chue Hong, Neil, Crouch, Stephen, De Roure, David C, Emsley, Iain, Goble, Carole, Hay, Alexander, Inupakutika, Devasena, Jackson, Mike, Nenadic, Aleksandra, Parkinson, Tim, Parsons, Mark I, Pawlik, Aleksandra, Peru, Giacomo, Proeme, Arno, Robinson, John and Sufi, Shoaib (2014) Uk Research Software Survey 2014. Zenodo doi:10.5281/ZENODO.14809 [Dataset]

Sufi, Shoaib, Peru, Giacomo, Hettrick, Simon, Hong, Neil Chue, Robinson, John, Crouch, Stephen and Pawlik, Aleksandra (2015) The Software Sustainability Institute'S Collaborations Workshop 2015 (Cw15) Attendees Computational Tools Dataset. Zenodo doi:10.5281/zenodo.19828 [Dataset]

Hasselbring, Wilhelm, Carr, Leslie, Hettrick, Simon, Packer, Heather and Tiropanis, Thanassis (2020) Open source research software. Computer. (doi:10.1109/MC.2020.2998235).

Hasselbring, Wilhelm, Carr, Leslie, Hettrick, Simon, Packer, Heather and Tiropanis, Thanassis (2020) From FAIR research data toward FAIR and open research software. it - Information Technology, 62 (1), 39-47. (doi:10.1515/itit-2019-0040).

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