David Blackwell

David Blackwell

Systems Analyst, Application Services Group, ITS

About David

I have been with the University of Waikato since 1997, starting in the Faculty of Education (when it was known as the School of Education). I have worked in all areas of computer support, including hardware and software support; e-learning support; project management; application development, as well as web site development and design.  I have a lot of expertise in Wordpress,Moodle  and bespoke CMS/LMS development, as well as domain management, and database design.

Recent Publications

  • Smith, T. B., Blackwell, D., Sutherland, S., & Dessoulavy, M. (2014). Metabolic Calculator [Computer Software].

  • Smith, T. B., Blackwell, D., & Sutherland, S. (2014). Chiefs Analysis Tool [Computer Software]. Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from

  • Smith, T. B., Healey, P., Sutherland, S. M., Blackwell, D. J., & Tarrant, O. (2013). Development of an online metric rugby analysis tool. In Research initiatives in the sport and recreation sector. Conference held at Windemere campus, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga, New Zealand. Open Access version:

  • Baker, A., Smith, T. B., Freiwald, M., Sutherland, S. M., Blackwell, D. J., & Liechtweis, S. (2013). Development of an online metabolic calculator. In Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Sports Research Symposium (pp. 15). Tauranga, New Zealand: Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

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CMS, Software Development