Dr Mark Nixon
Web Applications Developer
School or Department Web Services Team
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.