UCL School of Management

Alan Parkinson

Deputy Director (Education)
Professor (Education)
Lead (Finance, Accounting and Economics Teaching Team)
Phone number
(0)20 3108 6025
(internal 56025)
Office location
Level 38, 1 Canada Square


Alan is Deputy Director (Education) and Professor of Financial Education in the School of Management. He is Chair of School Teaching Committee; Chair of School Examination Boards; Teaching Lead: Finance, Accounting and Economics; and is responsible as line manager for a number of staff colleagues.  He is a qualified accountant x 2 (FCCA and ACMA/CGMA), with a Doctorate in Education (EdD), an MSc in Business, a Higher Education Teaching Certificate and an MA in Early Modern History. He is Visiting Professor in Managerial Accounting at Ecole des Ponts, Paris. He specialises in Managerial Accounting, and Financial Management, and generic Accounting/Finance modules. He has played and continues to play a major role in the School’s on-line MSc in Professional Accountancy with the University of London and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), with a particular focus on international relationships. His scholarship interests are accounting history, technology in education, and curriculum design/evaluation. He has extensive international training and consultancy expertise. He has published original and custom textbooks and scholarship papers, and presents regularly at international scholarship conferences. He has held a number of senior positions in other universities including Queen Mary, University of London, and the Open University Business School. History is a passion, travel is always welcome, Spurs (Tottenham Hotspur) is a emotional roller coaster way of life, and smiling is a particularly good hobby.