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Ian St John

Web Services Manager

Computing and Media Services

01752 636780 Ext:3080

istjohn@marjon.ac.uk


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Role Summary

My role includes the technical support and maintenance of the University website incorporating the server backend infrastructure and our Content Management System - Terminal Four SiteManager (Visit the University of St Mark & St John SiteManager Support Blog. I advise the University on website accessibility and usability and make sure the website conforms to W3C standards. When new web designs are required, I liaise on behalf of the University with third party contractors and Terminal Four on the creation and successful deployment of new designs into our system. I am also responsible for the technical development of the University Mobile App (V4.0) for staff and students built on JQuery Mobile, Adobe Phonegap Build and Pushwoosh.


Qualifications

  • MSc Computing with Distinction
  • BSc (Hons) Business Information Management Systems 


Research

Human Computer Interaction

'Accessibility and Usability of Websites' - MSc Subject Area

"Accessibility, sociability and usability are key fundaments a system designer should use in order to produce an effective and efficient website. The task of meeting the needs of user diversity in the modern world should be a high priority to any developer when looking at software development and the graphical user interface (GUI). My masters paper discussed research carried out in conjunction with HEI web designers and the University College Plymouth St Mark & St John to examine existing HEI websites and provide a conceptual design of a solution that bridges the gap between what currently exists and meeting the diverse needs of potential users."

 


Publications

Chapter in a Book

St John, I. L., A. D. Phippen and M. Hudson Smith. (2014). Sustainability in Higher Education: Social Responsibility or Social Reputation. In: Ariwa , E. Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation. Hershey, Pennsylvania : IGI Global. 150-162.


Other Interests

I am a keen runner and like to run marathons and half marathons when I can for charity. I have been priveleged to have run for a number of excellent charities including SENSE, the Mucular Dystrophy Campaign  and Sparks. So far I have managed to raise over £40,000 for charity and will continue to do so as long as my legs allow me!

‌In May 2014 my gorgeous little boy Callum tragically passed away suddenly from lymphoblastic lymphoma.

We now raise money for the Callum St John Star Tribute Fund (Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal) in memory of our son Callum. All proceeds support the children at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

 Team Callum sponsor page

#TeamGrandAppeal #teamcallum

Follow me on Twitter: @ilstjohn

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