CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR CHRIS BARNES
Present Positions: Manager Bangor-Tutors
BSc. (Hons) ‘The Science of Materials’ 1977
MSc; Electronic Eng. (with special reference to Electronic Materials and Devices) 1979
PhD; Electronic charge transfer at the metal dielectric interface with particular reference to Biological Materials. (Bangor University). 1982
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
QTS (WALES) DFES Registered 2006
SENIOR TEACHER GTC 2006
SENIOR TEACHER GTCW ( Now education workforce for Wales) 2006
MCIEA (Chartered Inst. Of Educational Assessors) 2002
Safeguarding Essentials (Key Support) 2020
Online safety (Key Support) 2020
Prevent (Education and Training Foundation) 2018
‘The principles of Selling’, Management Support, Caernarfon 1994
‘How to deal with difficult people’, Management Support, Caernarfon 1994
‘Short Health and Safety Inspection Course’, Gwynedd Council, Caernarfon 1994
‘Microprocessors Course’ Bangor University 1992
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: MOST RECENT FIRST:
Lead Teacher Physics, InterHigh School, Wey (Inspired) Education, 2017-2021
Head of Chemistry, Hillgrove School, 2015-2017
Moderator at AQA (ICT), 2016
Moderator OCR (Science), 2016
Examiner Edexcel Chemistry, 2016
Examiner OCR, 2016
IB Examiner Chemistry, 2012-2016
Head of Computer Science, ICT and Chemistry, Hillgrove School, 2012-2015
Deputy Head of Science and Electronics, Nelson Thornes Distance Learning, 2003-2012
Head of Chemistry and I.T. Departments, Hillgrove Independent School, 2002-2007
Examiner WJEC Computing, 2001-2003
Examiner &Moderator Electronics AQA Manchester, 2001-2015
Health and Safety Inspector Schools Employment Placements, Gwynedd Council 1994.
Manager Bangor Scientific and Educational Consultants, 1991- present (formerly Oriel Systems)
Electronics Supervisor, Gwynedd Information Technology Centre,Cibyn,Caernarfon, 1985-1986.
Research Fellow, Dept. of Electronic Engineering, University of Wales 1982-1991.
Lecturer, Gwynedd Technical College 1979 –1986
Research Assistant, British Steel 1977
Election Poll Clerk, 1974
INVITED POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Moderator at AQA (ICT) 2016 (Recent new appointment)
Moderator OCR (Science) (Recent new appointment)
Referee, EPSRC Metrology for Life Sciences Program
EMC Consultant to RSGB
Referee for Journal ‘Sensors &Actuators’
Referee for SERC Medical Sensors Committee
Morse code Examiner RSGB
Examiner C&G of London Inst. (working with blind and disabled candidates)
Technical and Research Director, Môn Technical Instruments Ltd (1995)
Non-executive Director, Scinostics Ltd (1993)
Consulted by Flavourfresh Salads, Southport UK, Confidential consultation (2018-9)
Consulted by Hager (Electrical and Lighting) UK, Confidential consultation (2015)
Consulted by Ansell Lighting, Confidential consultation (2015)
Consulted by BBC (2005)
Consulted by Falt Elekronik AB (1999-2000)
Consulted by The University of Lancaster (1998)
Consulted by Nycomed Pharma /Nycomed Amersham (1998)
Consulted by Mici Elektronik AB (1997)
Consulted by BNFL Springfields (1995 -2000)
Consulted by Scinostics Ltd (1995 - 2000)
Consulted by Haemowave AB (1995)
Consulted by Laird of Anglesey (now Faun Municipal) (1993)
Consulted by Welsh Water (1991)
I have some 40-peer reviewed international publications, and some 200 self -published internet publications please see:
GB 2597481 : Self -powered, self-sustaining apparatus to accelerate the growth of a plant or rooting of a cutting, Published.
GB 257772: Electronic system to bring about changes in the physiology of a single plant or a plurality of plants, Granted 9th June 2021.
GB 2547271: A Contact Free Blood Assessment Device and Method, Granted 22nd July 2020.
LANGUAGE SILLS :
English: Fluent, first language. JMB UTE with spoken English.
French: Conversationally quite fluent, reading well, writing fair.
Welsh: Some conversational, some reading, writing only a little.
Swedish, German, Spanish/Italian: A smattering.
All variations of MS Windows and Office.
HTML and FTP.
Various specialist maths and radio and engineering software.
DOS, Q-basic, Small Basic, Some Harvard Assembler, A little VB, A little JAVA
Also, have some experience in most other commonly used school programming training GUI environments, such as Scratch.
Educational VLE systems : Canvas/ Adobe Connect/Adobe Classroom/LMS/ ISAMS
OTHER SKILLS, HOBBIES, AND INTERESTS:
1. Amateur Radio.
2. Property Renovation /D.I.Y/ Gardening + landscaping.
3. Hill walking.
4. Bengal and Savannah Cats
5. Writing poetry.
6. Social- media, Blogs and Self –Publication.
Last Updated October 2021