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Senior Lecturer - Co-Director of Innogen, Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences
The Open University
Stuart is a researcher at the Centre for Innovation, Knowledge and Development (IKD) and a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics at the Open University. He has a strong focus on interdisciplinary research for innovation policy, working with quantitative and qualitative methods. Stuart was also a senior analyst at RAND Europe for a year until March 2016.
He has published research on innovation processes and dynamics in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, environmental and clean technology sectors with a specialisation in entrepreneurship, small business and finance for innovation. Previous research has been funded by via a European Commission FP7 funded research consortium, as well as by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the British Academy. Prior to his career in policy research he worked for companies in venture capital and financial services.
Rosiello, A, Parris, S (2009) ‘The patterns of venture capital investment in the UK bio-healthcare sector: the role of proximity, cumulative learning and specialisation’, Venture Capital, An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance 11 (3) 185‑211
Parris, S, Cochrane, G, Marjanovic, S, Ling, T, Chataway, J (2016) ‘RAND Research report - Galvanising the NHS to adopt innovation - The feasibility and practicality of recommendations from the interim report of the Accelerated Access Review’, report for UK Department of Health and Wellcome Trust
Parris, S, Spisak, A, Lepetit, L, Marjanovic, S, Gunashekar, S, Morgan Jones, M (2015) ‘RAND Research report: The Digital Catapult and Productivity: A Framework for Productivity Growth from Sharing Closed Data’, report for Digital Catapult