Mr Paul J Smith


  • BS1 5QD


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Personal profile

Research interests

I joined the ILRT in 2000, moving from a web development and technical support role for a UK software distribution company, where my specialism was in web analytics tools and web development. I previously studied Information Systems at Leeds University where I was exposed to the early days of the WWW, and can still remember when Yahoo! was just a couple of pages and Mosaic was a popular browser.

During my time with the ILRT, I have been involved with the development of numerous web sites both within and external to the University, using a variety of platforms from simple Perl-based applications, to more complex installations using systems such as Drupal, Wordpress, Plone, Zope, Moodle, and combinations of all of these. More recently I have been involved with the development of mobile applications for use within the University. I am also project manager for a number of websites we host for clients such as the Worldwide Universities Network, the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, and the Equality Challenge Unit. I am also currently service manager for the Bristol Online Surveys (BOS) system.

I was the lead developer and technical manager on the Virtual Training Suite service from its inception in 2000, until its recent transfer to a local software house in July 2011. I was also the acting manager for the ILRT Internet Development Group between February 2011 and May 2012.

I have passed the Level 3 Award in Effective Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management, and the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management.

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Research Output

Historical Photographs of China

Bickers, R. A., Carstairs, J., Smith, P. & Boere, P., 16 Jan 2017

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Open Access
  • An experiment with reflective middleware to support grid-based flood monitoring

    Hughes, D., Greenwood, P., Blair, G., Coulson, G., Grace, P., Pappenberger, F., Smith, P. & Beven, K., 10 Aug 2008, In : Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. 20, 11, p. 1303-1316 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 36 Citations (Scopus)

    GridStix: Supporting flood prediction using embedded hardware and next generation grid middleware

    Hughes, D., Greenwood, P., Coulson, G., Blair, G., Pappenberger, F., Smith, P. & Beven, K., 1 Dec 2006, Proceedings - WoWMoM 2006: 2006 International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks. Vol. 2006. p. 621-626 6 p. 1648525

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • 48 Citations (Scopus)