Joe Thorley

Joe Thorley

Senior Computational Biologist

Dr. Joseph Thorley R.P.Bio. is a Computational Biologist.

Prior to forming Poisson Consulting in 2007, Joe worked for the Scottish Executive as a fisheries biologist for three years.

He has developed over 50 R packages of which more than 10 are on CRAN. He has also published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and 50 reports.

Joe is a reviewer for the Journal of Open Source Software. He infrequently blogs at Musings of a Computational Biologist.


  • Data Analysis
  • Software Development
  • Study Design


  • PhD in Theoretical Phylogenetics, 2000

    Bristol University

  • BSc in Biological Sciences, 1994

    Oxford University