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Dr Simon Price


Provide strategic direction, leadership and technical expertise to establish the Research IT service, working in partnership with academic researchers, IT Services, the Research Data Service (data.bris), Advanced Computing/High-Performance Computing and other professional service providers within the organisation.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Since joining the University of Bristol as a senior programmer in 1992, I have worked on and delivered numerous R&D projects, including strategic institutional projects like the "data.bris" Research Data Service, high-profile web applications like Bristol Online Surveys (BOS), and numerous multimedia and e-Learning projects. Before joining the university I worked for several years as a computer games developer on machines like the BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Sinclair Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST, Tandy and IBM PCs.

As a consultant developer and trainer I have worked for private sector organisations including Dow Jones, Fujitsu, International Thompson Publishing, Learning Direct, Pearson Educational, SumTotal (formerly Asymetrix), TRO Learning / US Air Force, Unilever, and public sector organisations including Bristol Royal Infirmary, Department of Health, Employment Services Commission, Institute of Dental Surgery, Kings Trust Healthcare, Lancaster University, Leicester University, Medical Devices Agency, Oxford University and Southampton University. In Seattle, I was a member of the core development team for ToolBook 8, 8.1 and 9.

I have given invited talks and tutorials all around the UK as well as in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden and United States.