Mrs Gemma Nash

Mrs Gemma Nash

Web developer and internet manager

Location: BGS Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 230

E-mail Mrs Gemma Nash


As BGS internet manager, I have delegated responsibility to manage the main BGS website. I lead a team in the continuous development and maintenance of the BGS website and its hosted sites to promote BGS and NERC-wide activities. Responsibilities include: Managing the development team's workload; Web application development using ColdFusion; Exposing BGS data and information to the global community; Knowledge transfer, exchange and training within the team; Improving the user experience of the BGS website to keep users coming back; Ensuring BGS web applications are accessible and compliant with BGS and industry web development standards.


  • 2011 – ongoing : BGS internet manager
  • 2012 – ongoing : Digital champion, working with Prospect Union as a Union Learning Representative, encouraging more people to be confident online
  • 2006 – ongoing : Web developer
  • 2003 –2006 : Desktop publisher, Carter and Carter Group
  • 2000 –2003 : BA (Hons) University of Wolverhampton, Multimedia Communication Studies

Current projects and collaboration


  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery) and ColdFusion
  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign
  • SQL, including Oracle and SQL server

Professional association

  • 2012 – ongoing : Prospect Union Learning representative

Research interests

  • Communicating science to the public, outreach
  • Graphic design