JAMES | Steve Parker


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Steve started his music production career at Marquee Studios in 1978 before moving to Scorpio Sound Studios. In the early eighties he became a freelance engineer & producer working both nationally and internationally for independent and major labels. He has produced artists such as The Fall for Rough Trade and undertaken engineering duties for Tears for Fears and The Rolling Stones amongst many others.
Steve entered academia over twenty years ago and became a Principal Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where he wrote and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He achieved a MSc in Creative Technology and completed his PhD in 2010. Steve is a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

October 2022 - Steve's full statement upon taking the role of JAMES Accreditation Development -
"I am delighted to have been invited to join the JAMES Accreditation Development team. The creative industries in the UK have always been world leading and academia’s links to creative and industry practitioners have always been important when writing and developing HE courses. JAMES has an important role to play in these developments. It is vital that students and academics value the skills necessary for developing aspiring and prosperous careers in the creative industries."

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