Mathew Browne’s CV

Full-time employment

Web, graphic and multimedia designer; PHP developer
May 2006 – April 2008
Centre for Medical Image Computing, University College London

This was a project which is grant-funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) under the supervision of Principal Investigator Professor Derek Hill. The aim of the project was to produce teaching material which ties in cutting-edge medical physics with the science curriculum to GCSE and A Level standard. Some key partners in this project include the BBC, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Edexcel and OCR.

The finishing touches are being made ahead of a September launch.

PHP developer
February 2006 – April 2006
Centre for Medical Image Computing, University College London

I worked on the Information Extraction from Images (IXI) project for several months to cope with the loss of a key developer. My work involved acquiring and setting up a suitable web server and producing a web interface for querying a database of medical images. These images are scans of volunteers for clinical studies; the aim of the project is to make this resource available to researchers worldwide.

Web, graphic and multimedia designer
June 2005 – January 2006
Centre for Medical Image Computing, University College London

I worked on a grant-funded public engagement project. The resulting website, How PET Works, is aimed at GCSE students and ties in cutting-edge medical physics (positron emission tomography) with the existing curriculum.

Part-time employment

PHP developer
November 2006 – December 2006; January 2007 – March 2007
Ixico, Ltd.

Freelance search engine optimisation (SEO) consultant
June 2005 – present

In the last few years I have expanded my professional web service portfolio to include search engine optimisation (SEO). This was in response to increased demand for the technique in small business websites. My involvement in the field has gone from minor link building strategies to large-scale white-hat development for clients’ websites.

Freelance web designer
July 1999 – present

Since producing my first commercial website as part of a work experience placement in July 1999, I have been designing (and redesigning) websites as a freelance activity. While studying at school and university, and more recently during my time away from work, I have been building a portfolio of satisfied clients and outstanding websites. This website features a selection of my favourite designs.

Academic qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
Awarded August 2005
University College London

A levels in Physics, Mathematics and French; AS level in Computing
2000 – 2002
Ysgol Y Gwendraeth, Drefach, Carmarthenshire

GCSEs: 8 A* grades and 2 A grades
Welsh, English Literature, English, French, German, Science (Double Award), Mathematics, Geography, Information Technology
1999 – 2000
Ysgol Y Gwendraeth, Drefach, Carmarthenshire

Proficiencies

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Javascript
  • Perl
  • Flash

Software

  • Macromedia Dreamweaver
  • Macromedia Fireworks
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

Skills

  • Web design
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Graphic design
  • Logo design
  • Accessibility auditing
  • Typography
  • Stationary design