Francis Muir is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Liverpool Business School. His primary teaching interests are in e-Business and software / database development. He works as a web designer / developer on a number of web sites as well as providing consultancy on search engine optimisation (SEO) and Google Adword campaigns. Current development activities are based around ASP.Net database applications. He's recently become addicted to writing AJAX applications with ASP.Net providing the database connectivity.
He joined the University in September, 2003 from Swiss Life where he was responsible for the eCommerce team. While at Swiss Life, he set up on-line and CD-ROM based insurance quotes systems and new business extranet facilities for Independent Financial Advisers. He also provided bespoke quote systems for major clients. Prior to that he worked as an analyst/programmer for a number of companies including ICL and Marconi as well as working as a consultant for British Airways, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Nokia and others.
Before going in to industry he worked at Newcastle Business School for several years where he was a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems. He gained his MSc there in Business Information Technology, specialising in hypertext applications.