Director of Learning and Research, Haileybury
Dr. Toby Parker is an educator, landscape historian, and archivist. His role as Director of Learning and Research at Haileybury allows him to explore the importance of knowledge, research, and culture with students and teachers. In his own teaching and lectures, he uses the visual arts as a way to introduce the significance of technology, innovation, and creativity in our society. Since 2019, Toby has been working on the design and development of the METIS information systems for secondary school libraries in partnership with the SDS group. He leads the Haileybury Information and Knowledge Service (HIKS) and holds the post of College Archivist.
Toby wrote a number of the Art and Design resources for the Mayor of London’s London Curriculum to support the National Curriculum. He has lectured and published on various subjects including landscape history and material culture in horticulture.
Toby’s approaches to teaching and learning emphasise the importance of cross-disciplinary knowledge. Among his additional appointments, he is the Librarian and Archivist for the Royal Society for Asian Affairs whose objective is to advance public knowledge and understanding of Asia. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 2021 and he is a Fellow of the Linnean Society.