Alison Parker

(with my husband Dominic)

Associate Professor in the Department of Pure Mathematics at the University of Leeds.

Postal address: Dr Alison Parker
School of Mathematics
University of Leeds
Office: 8.28
Email: a.e.parker at
Phone: +44 113 343 5126
FAX: +44 113 343 5090


I have resigned as external examiner of the pure mathematics component of the undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester. Please see the London Mathematical Society's statement condemning the current redundancies in Leicester. Mathematics at the University of Leicester


This year I am teaching the first year course MATH1225 on Geometry. Material for this course will be made available via Minerva. You will need to log into the VLE and be enrolled in order to see this content.

Research Interests

One area I am interested in is the modular representation theory of algebraic groups. This has connections with representation theory for the symmetric groups. In particular I am looking at homological properties of Schur algebras (S(n,r)) and quasi-hereditary algebras. I also look at diagram algebras and quasi-hereditary algebras. Recently, I have also looked at Hochschild cohomology. Together with Prof. Paul Martin, we had an EPSRC project entitled Algebraic structures connecting Lie theory and many body Physics . Dr Oliver King was employed on this grant. Dr Amit Hazi joined us as our second postdoc working on this grant.

PhD Students

  1. Dr Chwas Ahmed, October 2012 - September 2016
  2. Dr Ahmed Hussein, October 2012 - December 2016
  3. Dr Mufida Hmaida, June 2013 - September 2016
  4. Dr Eman Alluqmani, January 2014 - December 2017
  5. Dr Amani Alfadli, January 2014 - December 2017
  6. Nouf Alraddadi, October 2018 - present
  7. Nura Alotaibi, October 2019 - present


Please see my publications page for a list. Versions of most of my papers may be downloaded from the arXiv.

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