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Dr Pat Parslow

Dr Pat Parslow - Lecturer in Computer Science
Deputy School Director of Academic Tutoring


Room 150

Building location

Polly Vacher

Areas of interest

Dr Parslow has a particular interest in supporting students' transition to higher education, and in developing life-long, self-directed learners. He is interested in:

  • Ethics
  • Law
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Open Online Courses (OOCs)
  • Text analysis
  • Sociotechnical systems
  • Artificial consciousness
  • Software engineering
  • Design automation
  • Social media
  • Requirements analysis
  • Learner modeling.


  • Software Engineering
  • Business Programming
  • Software Quality and Testing
  • Social, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Computing.

Research projects

Dr Parslow has been involved in a range of research projects funded by the EU and by JISC looking at technology enhanced learning and digital identity.


Dr Parslow came to Reading in 1984 as an undergraduate, dropped out, and had a career as a software engineer and IT analyst for a number of years before returning to get a degree (or three).

Awards and honours

In 2016, Dr Parslow was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for Science.

Professional bodies/affiliations

Dr Parslow is on the review committee for the Electronic Journal of e-Learning.


See his personal website for more information. You can also find him on Google Scholar, LinkedIn and ResearchGate.


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