Current members of Fellows and Staff are listed below. Since we are a new college, our community is still growing, and new members will be added as posts are filled.
Find out more about Parks College governance, and members of the Programme Board, who are overseeing the college's development until a Governing Body is established.
Professor Lionel Tarassenko, President
Lionel Tarassenko is the founding President of Parks College and Professor of Electrical Engineering.
Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci is the first president of Parks College.
Lionel is a distinguished academic in the field of electrical engineering, and was head of the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford from September 2014 until August 2019. Prior to that, he had been the driving force behind the creation of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, a research institute on the medical campus, which he directed from its opening in April 2008 to October 2012.
Lionel’s research interests lie in developing signal processing and machine learning techniques, primarily for healthcare applications. His work has had a major impact on the identification of deterioration in acute care and on the management of chronic disease. Lionel is also passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a director of the University’s wholly-owned technology transfer company, Oxford University Innovation, and has founded four University spin-out companies.
Among his professional awards and recognition, Lionel was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2000, and to a Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2013. He was made a CBE for services to engineering in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List
Professor EJ Milner-Gulland, Official Fellow (Environmental Change Lead)
EJ Milner-Gulland is Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity and leads the research cluster on Environmental Change.
EJ Milner-Gulland is one of the founding fellows of Parks College, and is Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford. Previously, she was Professor of Conservation Science at Imperial College London, and she has also held lectureships in Resource Economics and Mathematical Ecology. Her PhD, at Imperial College London, was on the wildlife trade, with a focus on ivory, rhino horn and saiga antelopes.
EJ is also Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, where she leads a team that undertakes a wide range of research, outreach and engagement projects, on five continents and in both marine and terrestrial settings. These include developing and applying methods for understanding, predicting, and influencing human behaviour in the context of local resource use in developing countries, and working with businesses to improve their environmental and social sustainability. Her team also works on controlling the illegal trade in wildlife and on designing, monitoring and evaluating conservation interventions in order to improve their effectiveness. She aims to ensure that all the research in her group is addressing issues identified by practitioners, and is carried out collaboratively with end-users.
As the theme lead for Environmental Change at Parks College, EJ is responsible for designing and facilitating a wide range of initiatives to harness interdisciplinary collaboration and outreach, as well as to embed an ethos of environmental sustainability throughout college life.