Dr Alison Parker


  • MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science Programme Manager

Research interests

The main area I am interested in is the modular representation theory of algebraic groups. This has connections with representation theory for the symmetric groups. In particular I am looking at homological properties of Schur algebras (S(n,r)) and quasi-hereditary algebras. I also study diagram algebras of which the Temperley-Lieb algebra and the Brauer algebra are important examples. The Temperley-Lieb algebra and its many variants form a very interesting area of representation theory partly because of its intuitive diagram representation but also as it has many important links to physics, and in particular to statistical mechanics.

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Professional memberships

  • London Mathematical Society
  • Australian Matematical Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Pure Mathematics
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