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Professor Shelley Parr

Director, Centre for HEP

Research interests

  • Education focused academic careers
  • Student Engagement
  • Use of interactive tools within teaching large classes

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Profile photo 
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To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title 
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only) 
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


Professor Shelley Parr is the Director of the Centre for Higher Education Practice at the University of Southampton. She is a Principal Fellow of the HEA, is a Professorial Fellow in Medical Education. 

CHEP promotes academic professional learning for every member of University staff and Doctoral students (working in partnership with the Doctoral college), in all areas of academic activity (Education, Research, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise) and at every stage of their career. Working in partnerships with faculties, CHEPs aim is to enable staff to reach their full potential and achieve more together. In addition, CHEP plays a leading role in university wide enhancement projects in support of the University Strategy. 

Professor Parr's has a particular interest in education focused academic career pathways and is currently undertaking some collaborative educational reserach/scholarship into the perceptions of education focused academics in research intensive insitutions in the UK. She also continues her interest in student engagement and has been invited to talk on the topic on several occasions particularly around the International Aspire award for Student Engagement that she lead for the Faculty of Medicine in 2014.

With a background in Physiology, Professor Parr also continues to do some teaching of Physiology to Health Sciences and Medical Students. 

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.