Accessibility statement

John Painter-Blase
Student Services Manager



John is a Learning Technologist who works as the Student Services Manager with responsibility for the Educational Technology portfolio and leads the Educational Technology Team.

He provides specialist technical and techno-pedagogical support for the adoption and use of technology in Departmental teaching at all levels with a focus on three main platforms: Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment, PebblePad (e-portfolios) and Oxford Medical Simulation (clinical virtual reality training). He and his team are responsible for management and administration of these platforms and for delivery of in-depth training to staff, students/ learners and external practice partners.

John also represents the Department at relevant internal and external e-learning fora.


  • BSc Biology (University of York)
  • MA Online and Distance Education (Open University)

Departmental roles

  • Chair, Health Sciences Technology Enhanced Learning Group

University roles

  • Replay Steering Group
  • University Distance Learning Forum


Full publications list

  • Cohort Profile: The Haematological Malignancy Research Network (HMRN); a UK population-based patient cohort
    Smith, A; Howell D; Crouch, S; Painter, D; Blase, J; Wang, H; Hewison, A; Bagguley, T; Appleton S; Kinsey, S; Burton, C; Patmore, R; Roman, E. International Journal of Epidemiology; April 2018;
  • Haematopathology diagnostic skills acquired in a virtual laboratory: practical teaching in the 21st century
    O'Connor, JM; Burton, C; Blase, J; Curson, W; Doughty, J; Lightfoot, T; Jack, A. Haematologica - the Haematology Journal; Jun 2009; 94; p404-404
  • Teaching practical laboratory skills in the 21st century
    O'Connor, SJM; Burton, C; Blase, J; Curson, W; Doughty, J; Lightfoot, T; Jack, AS. British Journal of Haematology; 2009; 145; p60-60. 



  • Cell biology
  • Immune response, inflammation & infection

External activities


  • Association for Learning Technology (associate member)

John Blase

Contact details

John Painter-Blase
Student Services Manager

Tel: 01904 32(1894)