Alan Duval was born in New Zealand to English parents. His early career was in systems and database administration, though with a nearly 20-year sideline
in DJing (mostly pop and retro). He maintains a broad taste in music, from acid jazz to death metal… and is distraught at the passing of Prince O)+->
In his mid-30s, having recently been divorced from the mother of his two children, Alan moved to London (from Wiltshire), and took on a degree in psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London. The decision to take psychology was due, in no small part, to his son’s mild (and relatively high-functioning) autism.
Having secured a first class honours, and a distinction for his dissertation on moral psychology, Alan is currently looking for an appropriate PhD in moral psychology, though moral philosophy or philosophy of mind are possibilities given his interest in these fields. In the meantime Alan works for a Big Data consultancy, and ponders the ethics of Big Data.