Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae :: Doug Moncur

Personal details

Name Douglas Graeme Moncur
Date of Birth 13 March 1956
Nationality Australian Citizen

British Citizen

Contact details

Postal Address PO Box 658, Beechworth VIC 3747
Phone +61 437 552 545

Current position

Retired Currently working two days a week as a volunteer cataloguer,
cataloguing artefacts for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) as part of the Dow’s pharmacy documentation project

Previous position prior to retirement

Australian National University Data manager, Information Technolgy Services, Australian National University. Responsible for the development and information of a range of repository solutions to allow capture, archive, creation and reuse of the ANU’s scholarly outputs.
Successfully delivered the ANDS finded project to develop a data capture and management solution for the University and the development of a metadata store solution to relate researchers to outputs and reserach activities. Previously responsible for  the management of the ANU’s contribution into Project Bamboo

Employment history

Australian National University
Operations Manager, Systems and Desktop Services, Division of Information
Responsible for ensuring the delivery of all production services, including windows, unix and linux servers, web services, email services, VLE, corporate database services, student filestore and printing, filestore provision, student desktop provision including software distribution, backup and archiving of data
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Project Manager Digital Asset Management System, and latterly Information Technology Manager
Design, specification, procurement, delivery installation and configuration of a digital asset management system to allow the Institute to preserve recordings of Aboriginal speech and oral history for posterity.Bringing the Institute’s website back in house and migrating it to a content management system.Various specialist sub projects, including network and system upgrades, as well as routine system management
Sustainable Ecosystems, CSIRO Canberra Computer Officer
Temporary post after moving to Australia. Responsible for general hardware, computing and printer support as part of a small team.

In retrospect an incredibly valuable few months spent learning about software and systems management, including Active Directory and Exchange, in a pure Microsoft environment, as opposed to the hybrid environments I had previously worked in.

University of York, UK Head of Technical Services, Computing Service
In my 17 years at the University of York I held a number of roles.In my final role as Head of Technical Services I was responsible for special projects including the replacement of the University’s backup solution, storage management and consolidation, and replacement of the printing management solution. I also served on various national committees including the UK Mirror Service steering group, and was chair of the UCISA Systems Forum. and help negotiate a number of equipment supply contracts, covering areas from hardware maintenance through computer supply to  storage and backup provision both on behalf of the University and regional consortia of UK Universities.Previous to that I held the post of Head of Personal Systems, responsible for whole of campus desktop computing provision including network architecture, software environment, equipment supply and purchase arrangements and server provision, including tender and procurement management.

Prior to that my primary role was that of technology evangelist, recruited to promote the use of desktop computing within the university.

Llysdinam Field Centre (University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology) Computer Officer
Responsible for computer support for resident researchers, liaison with central computing service in Cardiff, and project management.

Key competencies

Operations Management and Service Delivery
Digital Preservation and long term archiving of electronic data
File formats, file format conversion and longevity
Backup and storage solutions
Project management, tenders and procurement

Qualifications and memberships

Academic qualifications Bsc (Hons 2:1) Psychology, University of St Andrews
Professional qualifications Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) UK
Memberships Association for Computing Machinery
Prior to retirement I was also a member of both the British Computer Society and the Australian Computer Society


UK academic computing community Member, UK mirror service steering group
Chair, UCISA software forum
Member, North Eastern Universities Purchasing Group
Australian academic computing community Member, Bamboo DiRT Editorial Board
Other Relevant Experience In addition, I have organised a range of conferences on behalf of both UCISA and the University of York, and was initiating a range of electronic fora, including setting up the windows-uk mailing list. Between 1979 and 1982 I held a UK Medical Research Council research studentship in psychophysiology.

As well as my formal duties at UWIST, I volunteered on a bat conservation project and was treasurer of the Mid Powys Bat Group in 1985

Referees are available on request.

last updated 05 March 2018


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