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Doug Parkin

Doug Parkin
Job Title:
Principal Adviser for Leadership and Management, Advance HE

With a focus mainly on leadership, Doug is responsible for a range of Advance HE's national open programmes as well as undertaking bespoke consultancy assignments for universities both in the UK and around the world. Key interests include educational and research leadership, the leadership of professional services, strategy development, leading change, and leading with emotional intelligence. An accomplished teacher, facilitator, coach, author and conference speaker, Doug has achievements across a wide range of leadership, educational and organisational development projects.

Prior to this he was Head of Staff and Educational Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM - University of London).  This was a wide-ranging senior role that included responsibility for academic development, educational development, leadership development, EDI awareness and core workplace skills.

Alongside his passion for leadership development, Doug has also demonstrated a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education.  He is a Principal Fellow (awarded by Advance HE) and was Course Director of the highly successful Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching at the LSHTM, a course he designed and launched in 2006.  He is also the author of Leading Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: The Key Guide to Designing and Delivering Courses, which was published by Routledge in 2016.