Mr David Parrish


Senior Advisor, Planning

School /
Work Unit

Research Office

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 0459


Building: 001
Level: 01
Room: 002

City campus


Research & Innovation

David Parrish

David works in the Research and Innovation Portfolio providing support for planning and strategy and keeping abreast of local and global policy developments in research and innovation. Previously, David held a number of roles at RMIT including building industry-university research partnerships, providing advice on international relations and global opportunities in research and education and working with the university's industry engagement team.

David has a background in project and relationship management and political and economic analysis focused on the Asia-Pacific region. He has previously worked at the High Commission of Canada in Wellington and held a number of project roles within New Zealand's electoral system.


  • Master of Professional Studies in International Relations and Human Rights (2003), University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Studies (2001), University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics and Anthropology (1999), Victoria University of Wellington