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1961 to 1963   Advertising agency trainee and copywriter

1963 to 1967    Technical sales promotion writer

1967 to 1969    Engineering journalist and press officer

1969 to 1971    Certificate of Education course

1971 to 1984    Teacher in special education

1981 to 1984    Seconded one day a week to Derbyshire Computer-Assisted Learning Project, developing software and supporting IT in special education

1981 to 1983    Co-opted member of National Advisory Committee for Microelectronics and Special Education

1983    Seconded full-time to the Governmentís Microelectronics Education Project (MEP) for one termís curriculum development work

1984 to 1995    Full-time advisory teacher for IT with Derbyshire LEA

  • Developed software and hardware packages for BBC Computer
  • Edited LEAís IT newsletter, DICE News
  • LEA system manager on TTNS and Campus 2000
  • Active in REMIT (East Midlands IT consortium)
  • Active in Manchester SEMERC co-ordinatorsí group
  • Wrote documentation for many Derbyshire software packages, including My World, My World 2 and My World for Windows
  • Designed, managed and delivered many teachersí courses, including one-week residential events
  • Provided on-site ICT training and support to schools and colleges throughout Derbyshire

1995   Accredited trainer under CCDU and Derbyshire County Councilís Accreditation of Trainers Scheme

1995 to 2001   Freelance educational ICT trainer/consultant

  • Major content provider for British Telecomís CampusWorld Internet service for schools and colleges, devising and managing several interactive curriculum areas (including working directly with schools all over the UK) and all online help
  • Managed workshop programme for BTís international conference, Communicate í95
  • Developed two major packages of My World screens for Research Machines plcís Infant Window Box in partnership with Hardwick Infants School, Derby
  • Commissioned to edit web content for European Schoolnet
  • ICT support for Derby and Derbyshire schools unable to obtain the necessary support from LEAs
  • Associate trainer - TeacherLiNC (the NOF-approved training provider)
  • Support service for home computer users in Derby area
  • Website creation and maintenance service for public-service and commercial clients
  • Contracted to develop and maintain Derby Education Online for two years

2001 to 2004  Web Development Manager first for Southern Derbyshire Health Authority and then for Derwent Shared Services

2004 to 2007  Part-time Web Development Analyst supporting my successor and his team

2007  Retired from the NHS. Provision of websites to GP practices and other clients with my own Sites4Doctors package

Personal site for Paul Marsden: frustrated writer; experimental cook and all-round foodie; amateur wine-importer; former copywriter and press-officer; former teacher, teacher-trainer, educational software developer and documenter; still a professional web-developer but mostly retired.

This site was transferred in June 2005 to the Sites4Doctors Site Management System, and has been developed and maintained there ever since.