Primary Department
Information Systems Services
Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Project and Business Support
Ger Cannon
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number

Academic biography

M Sc Multimedia
BA Communications

2014 - 2016 : Dublin City University, Information Systems & Services - Senior Web Development Specialist
Key tasks and responsibilities include:
* Design, build, implement and maintain web based systems and services for the university community.
* Design, build, implement and maintain University web-sites.
* Advise, assist, support and help to train the DCU community in their use of web based technologies.
* Evaluate emerging technologies and recommend appropriate web strategies and technologies to the University.
* Keep abreast of Internet/WWW legislation and other associated legislation and brief the relevant authorities.

2003 -2014: Dublin City University School of Nursing - Senior Audio/Visual Technical Officer
 * Management and maintenance of Nursing Skills Centre and School's AV resources
 * Production of promotional and training videos, CD-ROMs and DVDs
 * Support and training of staff in use of AV teaching aids
 * Developing of web based e-learning systems
 * Database design and development

 June 2002 - April 2003: JMC Academy/Macquarie University (Australia) - Trainer/Lecturer
* Lecturing in media production (pre-production, shooting, post- production, communications procedures, etc)
* Lecturing in media and cultural analysis (semiotics, cultural and historical perspectives, target audience analysis etc)
* Training in all practical aspects of digital television production (camera operation, lighting, editing, special effects etc)
* Teaching presentation skills, business proposals skills, encouraging group discussions
* Assigning and marking term projects, correcting final papers/projects
* Designing modules including producing lesson plans and developing assessment methods
* Maintenance and management of television studio

 Nov 2001 - May 2002: Evoke3 Media Ltd - Company Director
After completing the M Sc in October 2002 I was commissioned to produce a marketing CD-ROM prospectus and video for Dublin City University. In conjunction with two colleagues I established a company to complete these projects, as well as a video/multimedia project for the Guinness Hopstore and several other corporate websites. My role encompassed:
 * Project lead * Design direction
 * Video production (direction, capturing and editing)
 * Multimedia programming (Director/Lingo)
 * Website creation and content management
 * Client liaison
 * Scriptwriting & audio editing

 Sept 2000 - April 2002: Vodafone Technical Support (Part-time)
 * Provision of in-house technical support for Vodafone's multimedia e-merge service
 * Trouble-shooting escalated queries in relation to web-based applications, java applets, mobile telephony and mobile networks

 1995-1998: Freelance Television/Radio Production
Involving myself in a number of projects in various roles allowed me the opportunity to develop and gain experience in a diverse range of skills from directing to editing, and from research to camera operation. These projects included:
 * Dublin transport initiative, LUAS, promotional video
 * Irish national broadcaster, RTE, shows Queuing for a Living and Sportscene and the Radio show Sportscall
 * Music videos for bands such as Juniper and Watercress

 1995 - 1998: Online Video Editor NTL (then Cablelink)
Initially employed as

Research interests

The use of multimedia in teaching, learning and knowledge dissemination especially in the area of Science Communication and Communicating with the Healthcare Consumer