Professor David Parker FBA

Congratulations to Professor David Parker on his recent election as a Fellow of the British Academy.

In the British Academy Press release, Sir Adam Roberts, President of the Academy, said: “The new Fellows, who come from 23 institutions across the UK, have outstanding expertise across the board – from social policy and government, to sign language and music. Our Fellows play a vital role in sustaining the Academy’s activities - from identifying excellence to be supported by research awards, to contributing to policy reports and speaking at the Academy’s public events. Their presence in the Academy will help it to sustain its support for research across the humanities and social sciences, and to inspire public interest in these disciplines.”

Professor Parker in the latest in a distinguished line of New Testament scholars from Birmingham to be honoured in this way, which includes Frances Young, Geoffrey Lampe and Hedley Sparks.