Dr Mark Summerfield

Web Applications Developer

Image of Mark Summerfield at the Philharmonie, Berlin.

Contact details

Telephone (0121) 41+441214147108

Email M.Summerfield@bham.ac.uk@bham.ac.uk

Computer Centre
Elms Road
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

School or Department Commercial Development Team

Introductory Statement

I joined the Web Services Team in 2005 and am one of the Web Application Developers in the Web Services Team who are working on the implementation of the Contensis Content Management System and extending it using C# and other technologies.


I have a B.Mus(Hons) from Royal Holloway, a PGCE from Reading University and a PhD in music theory from the Open University ('The Construction of Closure and Cadence in Gustav Mahler’s Ninth Symphony and Das Lied von der Erde').

After completing my first music degree I worked as a programmer for a software house using Visual Basic 6 and SQL Server 6.5. Following that I worked for a number of years in the University's Clinical Trials Unit where I worked on secure web-based data entry for clinical trials (using ASP.NET 1.0 and Visual Basic.NET). I have also tutored undergraduate music theory as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University.

Roles and Responsibilities

My first major project in the Web Services Team was the LCMS (Luminis Content Management System) implementation, which was largely implemented with Java, Struts and MySQL.

 I have worked (with Jon and Rich) on most areas of the new website, including Course Finder, Staff Profiles and Modules. Mostly this has required a combination of C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, Javascript (mainly with jQuery) and css.

Tell us what you think...

...we want to hear from you

Tell us about your experience of using our new intranet pages. Did you find what you were looking for? Have you learnt something new today? Or do you wish we could improve your intranet experience?

Developing these intranet pages will be ongoing and, if you share your view and ideas, it will help us to continue to improve this important resource for the benefit of the entire University community.

We also welcome your comments on university internal communications in general. Email the team or pick up the phone 0121 414 6680. You can also tweet us. Whichever way you decide to get in touch we look forward to hearing what you have to say.

If you have a technical question you can contact our IT colleagues as they are much better at that stuff than we are!