Douglas A. Parry

Lecturer & PhD Candidate in Socio Informatics

I am a Stellenbosch graduate interested in the meeting point between people and technology. I hold a faculty position teaching and supervising within the undergraduate and postgraduate Socio Informatics programs as part of the Department of Information Science at Stellenbosch University. As a member of the Cognition and Technology Research Group (CTRG), I am involved in a number of research projects concerning the interplay between emerging digital technologies, human cognition and affective wellbeing. I am currently working towards a doctoral degree specifically focusing on media multitasking and cognitive control.


Publications

Conference Presentations

  • Parry, D., Le Roux, D. B. (2017). Irresistible Media: Why do Students Media Multitask? In the 2017 International CyberSpace Conference. Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Le Roux, D. B., Parry, D. (2017). Metaphors of Social Media. In the 2017 International CyberSpace Conference. Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Parry, D. A., and le Roux D. B. (2017). Smartphones in lectures. Is Resistance Futile? In the 10th Annual Scholarship for Teaching and Learning Conference (SOTL), Somerset West.
  • Le Roux, D. B., Parry, D., & Leysens, J. (2016). Smart Phones, Stupid People. In 14th International CyberSpace Conference. Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Parry, DA., le Roux DB, Leysens JL. (2016) Media Multitasking in Academic Contexts: An Empirical Analysis of Media Use Within University lectures. In the 9th Annual Scholarship for Teaching and Learning conference (SOTL), Somerset West.

Seminars/Colloquia

  • le Roux, D.B., Parry, D.A., (2017) The Relationship Between Media Multitasking and Cognition – What Do We Know? Seminar Presented at the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, NUI Galway, Ireland.
  • le Roux, D.B., Parry, D.A., (2017) Media Multitasking and Distractibility: Where we are, how we got here and where we’re going. Seminar Presented at the Chair for Business Informatics, Social Media and Data Science, University of Potsdam, Germany.
  • D. B. le Roux & D. A Parry (2017) The State of Research Concerning the Relationship between Media Multitasking and Cognition. Colloquium Presented at the Information Science Departmental Colloquia, 2017 Series, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Parry, D.A. Pretorius, A. (2016) Human Decision Making and Artificial Intelligence - Predicting Sports Results. Colloquium Presented at the Information Science Departmental Colloquia, 2016 Series, Stellenbosch University, South Africa