Dr. Zahid Parvez
Rector of the Markfield Institute


Dr. Zahid Parvez is the Rector of the Markfield Institute of Higher Education and the Head of Quality and Regulatory Compliance. Prior to joining the Institute, Dr Parvez was a Senior Lecturer in Information Management at the University of Wolverhampton Business School for 20 years.  He also served as an external examiner at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Hertfordshire University, and also Staffordshire University (for Oman delivery).


BSc, Chemical Engineering
MSc, Information Technology
PhD, E-democracy
Professional membership: FHEA CMgr MCMI

Research interests

Dr. Parvez has authored various papers published in international journals on e-democracy and problem-solving from an Islamic Perspective. He has also written a book entitled, “Building a New Society: An Islamic Approach to Social Change, Revival Publications. His research interests include understanding the social and political impacts of the information revolution, and sustainable development (social sustainability). In particular, he is interested in applying Giddens Structuration Theory to develop insights into how social practices are changing as a result of the increasing application of the new information and communications technologies in social and political life.

Dr. Parvez’s teaching areas include sustainable development, change management, research methods, information management, strategy, International management and globalisation, cross-cultural management, e-business management, and operations management (including project management, sustainability and CSR, and supply chain management).


Conferences & Public Lectures