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Mr Chris Stone

Biography

Experience:

Brain & Perception Laboratory, University of Bristol  -  Research Assistant

Carried out experimental work on research projects and provided technical back-up at lectures, conferences and television recordings; developed computerised control systems to generate and present visual stimuli and automate the running of experiments.  Developed a clinical testing system which was installed in Bristol Eye Hospital and featured on the BBC’s “Tomorrow’s World” programme as well as being published in the scientific media.  Also assisted with demonstrations at the Rank Organisation Opto-Electronics Conference (Cambridge 1984), the European Conference on Visual Perception (Cambridge 1985), and at the Royal Society.

NHS Regional Computer Centre  -  Medical Systems Developer and Help Desk Team Leader

Covering all aspects of the design, development and support of hospital computer systems; this involved a diverse range of activities including interfacing medical equipment to computers and carrying out site IT audits.  Helped define the national specification and design for NHS pathology systems, as part of the design team.  Also led a help-desk team and liaised with medical staff on all aspects of laboratory systems, providing expert IT guidance and dedicated assistance to hospitals throughout the south-west of England.

Nuclear Electric PLC  -  Management Information Systems Developer

As part of the Power Station Management Systems Group, developed supported and tested IT systems for nuclear power generation.  Held a key role in the implementation of major new systems, which involved working with a software supplier at their headquarters in California and liaising with their UK development staff.  Achievements included the successful customisation, testing and implementation of a new engineering management system in British nuclear facilities.

Reader’s Digest  -  Senior IT Systems Analyst, European Systems

A 15-year involvement with this multi-national organisation included managing a team of senior developers and business analysts.  Acting within the framework of the European systems support team but with considerable scope to exercise own initiative, this role was to conduct investigations of business system problems, working with end-user clients to identify and implement appropriate solutions.  Remit covered the company’s bespoke IT applications in Europe, specialising in client-server and PC/web-based systems.  Also managed the operational tasks and system enhancement work of the team and was responsible for systems security and ensuring successful audit compliance.

Professional memberships:

Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers

Member of the British Psychological Society