I am a retired academic with more than 30 years experience in university teaching, research and senior management in the UK. These days I enjoy spending time reading, writing, walking and travelling, but not all at the same time!
I am a Professor Emeritus at Lancaster University where I was Director of the Graduate School (2001-9). I also enjoyed my experiences working with and for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). In a previous life as a geographer I wrote numerous books and academic papers, mainly on the environment.
Chris Park (2012) Enigma: St Francis of Assisi. Available free in multiple formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/157592
Chris Park (2012) Earthcare: towards an environmental theology. Available free in multiple formats at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/155623
AMAZON author page (details of books still in print or available second-hand)
Park, C. (in press) Swaledale and Richmond: the story of a dale. Lancaster: Palatine Books
Park, C. and Allaby, M. (2013) Dictionary of Environment and Conservation. 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Park, C. (2011) Chernobyl: the long shadow. London: Routledge Revival (25th anniversary re-issue). Details here.
Park, C. (2008) Dictionary of Environment and Conservation. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Pooley, C., Owen, S., Clark, G., Folkard, A., Park, C., and Watson, N. (2005) Rivers and the British Landscape. Lancaster: Carnegie
Park, C. (2001) The Environment: Principles and Applications. London: Routledge
Park, C. (1994) Sacred Worlds: an Introduction to Geography and Religion. London: Routledge
Park, C. (1992) Caring for Creation. London: Marshall Pickering.
Park, C. (1992) Tropical Rainforests. London: Routledge
Park, C. (1991) Environmental Hazards. London: Macmillan.
Park, C. (1990) Acid Rain: Rhetoric and reality. London: Routledge
Park, C. (1989) Chernobyl: the Long Shadow. London: Routledge
Park, C. (editor) (1986) Environmental Policies: an International Review. London: Croom Helm
Cloke, P.J. and Park, C. (1985) Rural Resource Management. London: Croom Helm
Park, C. (1980) Ecology and Environmental Management. Folkestone: Butterworths
The UK doctorate
Denicolo, P. and Park, C. (2010) Doctorateness - an elusive concept? Gloucester: Quality Assurance Agency
Park, C. (2007) Redefining the Doctorate. York: The Higher Education Academy.
Park, C. (2007) PhD quo vadis? Envisioning futures for the UK doctorate. in Hinchcliffe, R., Bromley, T. and Hutchinson, S. (eds) Skills training in research degree programmes: politics and practice. London: Open University Press
Park, C. (2005) New variant PhD: the changing nature of the doctorate in the UK. Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management 27 (2); 189-207
Park, C. (2003) Levelling the playing field: towards best practice in the doctoral viva. Higher Education Review 36 (1); 47-67
Park, C. and Wells, P. (2010) Taught postgraduate experience survey. PTES 2010 report. York: Higher Education Academy.
Park, C. (2009) The research student experience: lessons from PRES. York: Higher Education Academy.
Park, C. and Kulej, M. (2009) Taught postgraduate experience survey 2009. York: Higher Education Academy.
Kulej, M. and Park, C. (2008) Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2008. Final Report. York: Higher Education Academy.
Park, C. (2008) The taught postgraduate student experience: lessons from a Higher Education Academy survey. York: Higher Education Academy.
Park, C., Hanbury, A., Kulej, M. and Harvey, L. (2007) Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2007. Final Report. York: Higher Education Academy.
Park, C. (2005) War of attrition: patterns of non-completion amongst postgraduate research students. Higher Education Review 38 (1); 48-53
Park, C. (2004) The graduate teaching assistant (GTA): lessons from North American experience. Teaching in Higher Education 9 (3); 349-361
Park, C. and Ramos, M. (2002) The donkey in the department? Insights into the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) experience in the UK. Journal of Graduate Education 3 (2): 47-53
Park, C. (2002) Neither fish nor fowl? The perceived benefits and problems of using Graduate Teaching Assistants to teach undergraduate students. Higher Education Review 35 (1): 50-62
Park, C. (2004) Rebels without a clause: towards an institutional framework for dealing with plagiarism by students. Journal of Further and Higher Education 28 (3); 291-306
Park, C. (2003) In other (people's) words: plagiarism by university students - literature and lessons. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 28 (5): 471-488