Kent Business School is pleased to welcome Professor Martin Parr.
Professor Parr has worked for the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) since 1991 and has completed a BEng in Electronic Engineering with Business, and an MSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey. Both degrees were funded by DERA.
Following the split of DERA, Professor Parr joined QinetiQ as a lead researcher looking into novel image tracking and processing algorithms.
In 2003 Professor Parr moved to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) as a Senior Analyst leading the analysis of complex military networks in collaboration with an international partner organisation.
Professor Parr has held a number of positions in Dstl including Team Leader, Lead Analyst and (as a secondee) Project Manager within a MOD/Industry partnership, Niteworks.
In recent years Professor Parr has been a consultant focusing on complex and high profile business and systems problems such as the design of mitigation for a pan-government specialist national capability. Professor Parr’s work has focused on designing and planning of change activities that affect government, industry and academia.
Professor Parr will continue his work with colleagues in management science and explore collaboration with colleagues in innovation.