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Allan Parsons

  • Academic Liaison
  • University of Westminster
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in Allan's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 23Followers


Allan Parsons lives and works in London, where he studied design and philosophy. He works in academic liaison at the University of Westminster and is an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. He has tutored undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, and has worked in recent years on the delivery of research skills programmes at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Westminster. Prior to that, he spent many years as a consultant for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on its International Futures Programme. He has 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 his early career he worked for such august institutions as the University of London's Institute of Education, the British Library and the British Film Institute, as well as such publishers as Bowker-Saur, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts and ProQuest.

Recent publications

  • The Mundane computer: non-technical design challenges facing ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence

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  • Representation and ideology: reading advertisements, with special reference to selected British magazine advertisements, 1956-1964.

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Professional experience

Academic Liaison

University of Westminster

October 2008 - Present

Associate lecturer

Central Saint Martins

September 2004 - Present

Information Consultant

Royal Holloway, University of London

October 2007 - July 2008(9 months)


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

January 1993 - July 2004(12 years)

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