Ronald Haynes is a University Computer Officer who has been part of academic ICT in the US and UK, including previously as University of Bristol's Computing Service Information Officer, course developer and provider, Arts Faculty Graduate Centre Committee member and postgraduate researcher in Philosophical Theology, and first Webmaster, with the University site short-listed for a national award. Moving to Cambridge first as Computer Manager for Selwyn College, then becoming Deputy IT Manager for the Cavendish Laboratory, he later joined the University Computing Services’ Institution Strategy team - involving liaison, consultancy, course development and provision, professional and community development.
Following the IT Review and with the formation of University Information Services, he and the team transitioned to a deeper strategic focus on the needs of selected institutions, as a Relationship Manager for Colleges, as well as a wider responsibility for the needs of the University Information Technology community, as an IT Community Development Manager.
Having helped found Cambridge's College IT Management Group (CITMG) and Departmental IT Group (DITG), he remains active in supporting both groups' goals of mutual support and shared solutions. Active technical research interests include collaborative technologies for unifying communications and sustaining distributed and learning communities, cultural and investigative potentials for augmented reality, and other complementary physical and virtual 3D technologies.
Formerly he was a consultant, technical writer and editor in Pittsburgh (USA) and London, developing on and publishing about the interworkings of the main micro systems. He is a Trustee of the Eckhart Society and holds BCS, ACM, Computer Society, and IEEE membership.
Relationship Manager (for the AY2016/17)
- Colleges (with Paul Mazumdar and Richard Hey)
- Clare College
- Churchill College
- Christ's College
- Darwin College
- Emmanuel College
- Gonville & Caius College
- Homerton College
- Kings College
- Magdalene College
- St Catharine's College
- St John's College
- Trinity College
- Community (with Paul Mazumdar)