Mrs Chris Parkes

Position: Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

College: College of Engineering and Technology

Department: Computing and Mathematics

Subject area: Mathematics

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  • Lecturer in Mathematics
  • JHS Mathematics Subject Leader

Teaching responsibilities

In the past I have taught on: Computational Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Group Project, Current Issues in Mathematics, Patterns of Problem Solving, Modelling with Differential Equations, Mathematics Methods 1, Mathematics Methods 2, Introduction to Operational Research, Mathematical Software.

Currently I am teaching on the final year module Cryptography & Coding and the second year module Operational Research.

Professional interests

  • Encryption and Coding
  • Optimisation

Research interests

  • Coding
  • Optimisation and heuristics

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Chartered Mathematician
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Undergraduate qualifications

BSc (Hons) Mathematics, Royal Holloway College (University of London)

Postgraduate qualifications

MSc Mathematics, Open University

Experience in industry

5 years working in a R & D lab in the field of navigation.

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