Curriculum Vitae

Steven Stuart Blackwood GLOVER





3f2 (top right), 2 Trinity Court, Trinity, Edinburgh EH5 3LE




+44 131 551 3835




+44 7961 446 902




steve at fell-services dot net

Skill Set

HTML/Web developer and technical author. Interest in cross-browser/cross-platform design issues, with emphasis on the application of standards to ensure validation, accessibility and usability. Also interests in survey design & analysis and in business improvement.

Web Development Tools

While I am familiar with a wide range of editing tools, including Macromedia’s Homesite, Dreamweaver and Contribute, Microsoft Frontpage, NetObjects Fusion / ScriptBuilder and HotMetal Pro, I can work as effectively with a good text editor. I have also used a number of graphics packages (Paintshop Pro, Photoshop, Micrografx Suite, Macromedia Fireworks, Microsoft Image Composer), various text editors, browsers and a range of other internet tools.


HTML, XHTML, CSS, familiarity with PHP/MySQL, exposure to Perl. I have also used JSP/JHTML.

Operating Systems/General-purpose Packages

Microsoft Windows (various), Linux/Unix (various), Microsoft Office, OpenOffice


One month’s notice. An updated copy of this CV may be available online here (in HTML) or here (in Word format)


May 2004 - Current

Children in Scotland, Princes House, 5 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RG

Employed as an administrative assistant in the Practice Development section, the main thrust of my work in this position has to do with event organisation, primarily on the training side.

Although I work full-time at Children in Scotland, I am also still involved in freelance work. While this normally involves the design, development, hosting and analysis of client satisfaction surveys, I have also worked on the redesign of surveys for other agencies. Finally, I provide web hosting and IT support services to small businesses.

March 2003 – May 2004

Part time work for a range of organisations: Children in Scotland, Rock Steady Event Security and the Transport Research Institute. Some freelance web work: online surveys for Napier University, web development for local businesses.

February 2003 -  XHTML / HTML Developer

Big Picture Interactive, 9 Parade, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4DG

The work carried out for BPI is covered by a non-disclosure agreement, but it involved preparation of graphical resources and content for two client websites.

September 2000 - April 2002 HTML Developer

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd, 25 Golden Square, London W1F 9LU

The initial short-term contract (through an international management and technology services organization) was primarily a testing role, detecting and solving cross-browser/cross-platform issues on the e-shop, which was a multi-language site embracing twenty language and currency locales.

Subsequently, I was involved in design, development and implementation of added functionality to the e-shop and (after the closure of the e-shop) in a similar role for parts of the main web site. I was also involved in preliminary work on the WebTV / Playstation browser side and in front-end design for some internal tools.

September 2000 Intranet Developer

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, 83 Piccadilly, London W1J 8QA

This position involved converting a large number of independently-produced pages from the QCA intranet into standards-compliant XHTML. The principal tools used were HTMLTidy and a text editor with good regular expression handling and the ability to work on entire directories at a time.

July - August 2000 HTML Developer

Fi System, 11th Floor, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London EC22N 1HK

While at Fi System I worked on a variety of projects, ranging from building templates and developing content to generating cross-browser/cross-platform DHTML pages.

February - May 2000 HTML Developer

Honda UK, 4 Power Rd, Chiswick, London W4 5YT

During this contract I worked on the redesign, testing and deployment of the Honda UK website. As well as increasing my experience of Javascript, I made use of Java Server Pages (client side) for the more dynamic sections of the site. I was also responsible for repairing and/or rebuilding most of the redesigned site to correctly implement Cascading Style Sheets, restore cross-platform usability, and rationalise the use of Javascript. In addition, I was also involved in maintenance and content generation for both the old and new versions of the site (

October - December 1999 HTML Developer, 85 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1R 5AR

This contract involved working on the Abbey National web and Internet Banking sites (since redesigned). I was also involved in building parts of demonstration sites for ABN-AMRO and Cable & Wireless's "Planetkids" child-friendly subscription service.

May - August 1999 Technical Author

Storacall Technology, Swan House, 69-71 Windmill Rd, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 7DT

Wrote and produced the manual for a telephone recorder. Redesigned and rebuilt the company website. Worked on user manuals for call centre software.

April - May 1999 Website Text Converter

Y2K Programme, Barclays Technology Services, Radbroke Hall, Knutsford WA16 9EU

This contract involved the development of a "look and feel" for the Y2K intranet site that was consistent with, but stylistically distinct from, the rest of the BTS web. Cascading Style Sheets were used to ensure that the pages, derived from Microsoft Office documents, had the same "look and feel" to users of both Internet Explorer and Netscape.

August 1997 - January 1999 Intranet Content Developer

Royal Bank of Scotland, 34 Fettes Row, Edinburgh EH3 6UY

Designed and built intranet site for project lifecycle and methodology documents. Extracted the Bank’s data dictionary from a non-Y2K compliant mainframe database and rebuilt it as a set of about 100,000 hypertext documents on CD-ROM.

July 1996 - April 1997 Applications Support Engineer

Alpha Data Parallel Systems Ltd, 86 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PY

Designed and built corporate web site. Rewrote hardware documentation to impose an overall house style. Dealt with customers (pre- and post-sales). Day to day office management. Provided internal support and training in Microsoft Office and Internet facilities.

October 1994 - December 1995 Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Department of Pharmacology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ

Two projects in collaboration with Daicel Chemical Industries of Osaka. The first involved the design of a sample tracking and registration system, addition of chemical functionality to Microsoft Office, and writing a molecular display program for the Psion 3a. The second was more broadly based, involving chemometrics and preliminary work on database mining. I also assisted other members of the department in making the best possible use of the available IT facilities, ranging from conducting on-line searches to the use of molecular drawing software.

February - September 1994 Executive Officer

NHS Executive Headquarters, Department of Health, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UE

This post, first on the Research Funding Project team and then with Finance Liaison Implications of Policy, involved working on the NHS Research and Development Task Force and on funding policy for teaching and dental hospitals. This allowed me to hone my writing skills by providing answers to Parliamentary Questions and drafting correspondence for Ministers. As a result of handling teaching and research budgets, I was involved in contract monitoring of the Regional Health Authorities and liaison with other Government departments (ranging from the Treasury to the Higher Educational Funding Councils). Although this post had no formal support/training component, I spent a significant portion of my time helping colleagues with OIS (the NHS Executive's integrated office system). Finally, not only did this post give me my first experience of working within a strongly-hierarchical management system, it was also the first position in which I had some degree of managerial responsibility.

1984 - 1992 Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Astbury Department of Biophysics (later the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT

A series of projects in molecular modelling and drug design using a wide range of state-of-the-art platforms and operating systems. The later projects emphasised external collaboration, both national and international, with some time spent on secondment to government laboratories in Norwich and in Nantes, France. Towards the end of my contract, as the department changed over from dependence on the university mainframe to a combination of workstations and desktop machines, I was involved in providing support both to students and to members of staff.


1992-1993 University of Bradford, England

M.Sc. (Computer Science)

Dissertation: MODEL: A Program for Molecular Modelling


·         Computer Graphics & Image Processing

·         Computer Systems

·         Data Communications

·         Fourth Generation Languages


·         Hardware

·         Pascal

·         Software Engineering

·         Unix (SunOS)

1977-1983 University of Edinburgh, Scotland

B.Sc. (Chemistry, 2nd class Honours) 1980


·         Astronomy 1Ah

·         Astronomy 1Bh

·         Chemistry II


·         Chemistry III

·         Chemical Pharmacology III

·         Chemistry IV

Ph.D. (Chemistry) 1984

Thesis: Structural Studies of Peptides, Alkaloids and Their Complexes


·         Bio-organic & Medicinal Chemistry

·         FORTRAN 77

·         Nuclear Magnetic Resonance


·         Photography and darkroom techniques

·         Scientific German

·         X-ray crystallography

Other Relevant Experience

While I have used or worked with the Web since its text-only days in 1992-3, I also have skills in technical writing and training. Before I started contracting, most of my positions involved writing (whether documentation for programs, instructional material or reports and presentations) or training colleagues in the use of operating systems and applications (varying from molecular modelling software through to integrated office applications and web authoring packages).

I have also been involved in conference organisation at several levels, from initial contract negotiation to publications and programme management, on events ranging in size from small weekend events with 50-100 attendees up to week-long international conventions with 5000 members. During this time, I produced or edited the BSFA news magazine "Matrix" for three years.

Leisure Activities

I enjoy rebuilding old computers. I like to travel, having recently found out that travelling around Europe by InterRail is no longer limited to students. I am an active member of CAMRA, usually working as a steward at large festivals, which has led to acting as a volunteer steward at other events (including summer solstices at Stonehenge and the Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade). I am also involved in the organisation of Edinburgh's Beltane Fire Festival, recruiting and training torchbearers and stewards.


SSB Glover, RO Gould & MD Walkinshaw, 8th Eur. Cryst Meet., 40, 1983.245.

SSB Glover, RO Gould & MD Walkinshaw, A Crystal Complex of Strychnine and N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. A, 40, C85, 1984.

SSB Glover, RO Gould & MD Walkinshaw, Structures of Strychnine (I), C21H22N2O2, and a Solvate of Brucine (II), C23H26N2O4.C2H 6O.2H2O, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. C, 41, 990-994, 1985.

RL Baxter, SSB Glover, EM Gordon, RO Gould, MC McKie, AI Scott & MD Walkinshaw, Solid-State and Solution Conformation of Phenylacetyl-L-Cysteinyl-D-Penicillamine Cyclic Disulfide Methyl-Ester - A Cyclic Dipeptide Containing a Trans Amide, J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. I, 1988, 365-371.

D Lamba, AL Segre, SSB Glover, W Mackie, B Sheldrick & S Perez, in Biomedical and Biotechnological Advances in Industrial Polysaccharides (V Crescenzi, ICM Dea, S Paoletti, SS Stivala and IW Sutherland, Eds., Gordon & Breech, 1988), 459-67.

D Lamba, AL Segre, SSB Glover, W Mackie, B Sheldrick & S Perez, Molecular-Structure of 3-O-(3,6-Anhydro-a-D-Galactopyranosyl)-b-D-Galactopyranose (Neocarrabiose) in the Solid State and in Solution - An Investigation by X-ray Crystallography, NMR Spectroscopy, and Molecular Mechanics Calculations, Carbohydr. Res., 208, 215-230, 1990.

A Rashid, D Lamba, SSB Glover, W Mackie, S Perez & B Sheldrick, Insights into Stereochemical Features of Sulfated Carbohydrates: X-ray Crystallographic and Modelling Investigations, Glycobiology, 4, 151-163, 1994.


Ms Alison Rowan, Children in Scotland, Princes House, 5 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RG.

Mr Rick Westwell, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd, 30 Golden Square, London W1F 9LU.

Mr Mike Millar, Technical Strategy, Royal Bank of Scotland, 34 Fettes Row, Edinburgh EH3 6UY.

Mrs Glenis Redhead, Finance and Corporate Affairs Directorate, NHS Executive, Department of Health, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UE.