About Us

Larchwood Research Ltd. was founded by Dr Adam Stanton, and Dr Kelcey Swain, two academics and researchers who have experience of working on large projects. We know what is required from the funding bodies and we can help you with the public face of your work so you can better communicate your work and get on with the actual research.

Talk to us when you are preparing your funding bid and we can help design a specific online presence for your project which suits the needs of the funding council and the work you are undertaking.

Contact Us

Email us at contact@larchwoodresearch.com


Dr Adam Stanton

Adam is Director at Larchwood Research and also Lecturer in Computer Science at Keele University. His research focus is on alternative mechanisms of designing autonomous robot control systems, usually using bioinspired techniques such as artificial evolution and neural networks. His wider interests include the philosophy of living systems (though the field of study, Artificial Life), the application of advanced computational techniques to the life sciences, and the fundamental creative power of evolution itself as applied in natural and artificial contexts.

Outside academia, Adam has managed several successful technology businesses covering support, web development and IT security. He worked as a technology consultant to the media industry and has also designed, developed, and brought to market several innovative products and services in the fields of web development and security. He co-managed a large online b2b retail business and provided business advice and technical expertise to several other new and exciting online brands.


Dr Kelcey Swain

Kelcey is a creative technologist and sound artist. His expertise include data science, GIS, digital storytelling, digital humanities, software development, sound art, sound engineering, and photography.

His background is as a musician and his PhD, from Durham University, is in electroacoustics. He has worked at Sheffield, Bristol, and Keele universities. Kelcey's compositions and sound art can be found at kelceyswain.com