Professor Adrian Parker

BSc (Hons), DPhil (Oxon)

Professor in Geography

School of Law and Social Sciences

Adrian Parker

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

I am the module leader for Quaternary Environmental Change and I contribute to Arid Zone Environments.

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Sophie Edwards A Comparison of Craniodental Morphology of Hominoids of the Late Miocene and Early Pliocene in relation to Contemporary Climate Change and Paleoecological Shifts Active
Kira Raith Quaternary climate change and landscape evolution of Southeast Arabia Active


Prehistory of the Middle East, North Africa, Southern Africa and southern England. Quaternary science, geoarchaeology, geomorphology, environmental archaeology, palaeoecology. Application of multi proxy techniques e.g. Phytoliths, pollen, geochemistry.

Centres and institutes



Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is led by another Institution

  • Proposal for geomorphological survey and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction – Julfar al-Mataf, Julfar al-Nudud, Kush and Shimal (01/04/2024 - 31/12/2024), funded by: Government of Ras al Khaimah, funding amount received by Brookes: £41,900
  • Phytolith Analysis Univ. Michigan (01/08/2023 - 31/07/2024), funded by: University of Michigan, funding amount received by Brookes: £1,563


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the the Society of Antiquaries (FSA)
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
  • Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Further details

Former interests include the restoration of vintage lawnmowers and at one stage I had over 30 in my collection induling makes such as Ransomes, Webb, Dennis, Atco. I have also restored several vintage motorcycles (BSA, Royal Enfield) and tractors (David Brown).