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Allan Parsons

Associate Lecturer, MA Narrative Environments
Central Saint Martins
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Allan  Parsons


I teach on the theory strand of MA Narrative Environments (MANE) and I am the editor of the MANE Course Compendium website. In recent years, I have been a collaborator on such academic projects such as the Oui!Learn learning community, the Informed Matters community of practice and the Higher Education and Theory group, all of whose outputs can be viewed online. I also maintain an academic blog at Poiesis and Prolepsis.

I have tutored undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, and have worked on the delivery of research skills programmes at the University of Westminster and Royal Holloway, University of London. Prior to that, I spent many years as a research consultant for the Secretary General's Advisory Unit in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), contributing to its International Futures Programme. I have also worked on government-funded, technology-related research projects with universities, such as Imperial College, Brunel University and University of the Arts, and large corporations, such as Arup and British Telecom.

In my early career I worked for the University of London's Institute of Education, the British Library and the British Film Institute, as well as the publishers Bowker-Saur, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts and ProQuest. I grew up in Scotland and studied design and philosophy.


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