School of Computing

Staff Profiles

Dr Mike Parsons

Guest Member of Staff


Mike is a Safety Engineer and Safety Manager with many years' experience of safety-critical software systems and data. He has been actively involved in critical systems for over 20 years, particularly in the aerospace and defence, satellite navigation and health sectors. He has a BSc. from the University of Southampton and a PhD. from the University of Kent.


He has worked on projects covering: satellite launchers, hospital body scanners, civil aircraft messaging and nuclear materials processing.


He is a Steering Group Member of the SCSC and now the SCSC Programme Coordinator, organising the technical aspects of events, including the seminars and annual symposium. He is also the leader of the SCSC Data Safety Initiative which is producing guidance for handling and management of safety-related data.


Mike's management roles include the Safety Team Leader at CGI where he is responsible for 15 staff; he is also the CGI Safety Community Leader. He is an experienced safety auditor and developed the auditor training at CGI.


Mike has presented four papers at industry conferences in recent years.

Mike’s email is:

and contact telephone number: +44 7595 965389.