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 Commercial Development Team.


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

During the past six years I have worked on most areas of the new website including Course Finder, Staff Profiles and the implementation of the current responsive design. I also worked on the Open Day mobile application and most recently I have worked on the Offer Calculator project. This has involved using various permutations of C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, MVC, ServiceStack, Javascript (including frameworks such as Kendo and Angular) and CSS (bootstrap, etc).

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!