Stephen John Parker
Parker was born in the north of England. He graduated from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne with a Bachelor of Laws. He went on to obtain a PhD from the University of Wales. He first worked as an academic at University College, Cardiff. Between 1988 and 1994, he was Senior Lecturer and Reader in law at the Australian National University. He was then Professor of Law at Griffith University.
Professor Parker is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, Barrister-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Queensland and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He practised law in the UK before moving to Australia in 1988.