Dr Carl Evans

Dr Carl Evans

Lecturer in Operations, Logistics and Strategic Management

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Carl joined University of Plymouth in September 2020 with over twenty years experience of teaching in Higher and Further Education. 

Building on the foundation of a professional accounting qualification, Carl has embraced key management accounting topics such as strategic performance measures, balanced scorecard, inventory management, lean, TQM to broaden his teaching disciplines to include into my strategic and operations management.

Carl is currently the Programme Leader for MSc Operations & Supply Chain Management


BA (Hons)




PG Cert (T & L in HE)

Professional membership

Fellow of HEA



Teaching interests

Carl has always strived to bring a sense of realism and practitioner insight into teaching activities to enhance learning and to raise students’ employability skills, and this has included developing web-based learning materials and organisational case studies, highlighting practices in operations and strategic management.

In 2009, Carl was awarded a Teaching Fellowship and in the same year recognised by the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) in its annual awards for learning and teaching. In addition, he received the Vice Chancellor’s Learning & Teaching award in 2014 and 2015 and in 2020, he was nominated at the Students’ Teaching awards.

At the present time, Carl leads the module STO6005 Business Consultancy, and teaches on STO5001/6001 Project Management, STO6006/7 Strategy and Business Improvement, and STO7008 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage   



Research interests

Carl’s main research interest is focused on graduate employability, particularly the influence of part-time working. Carl has published in journals such as Education & Work, British Educational Research Journal, Industry and Higher Education and Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning.

Other research

Carl also has research interests in learning, teaching and assessment in the Business discipline, as well as keeping up-to-date with management accounting developments and their relationship with strategic and operations management.



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Evans C & Yusuf Z (2022) 'Volunteering: A viable alternative work experience for university students?' Industry and Higher Education , DOI Open access
Evans C & Weller S-L (2022) 'Value-for-money and the small charity' Public Money and Management , DOI Open access
Evans C & Vaughan C (2021) 'The influence of part-time work on graduates' careers' Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning 11, (5) 1106-1115 , DOI
Evans C & Yusof ZN (2020) 'The importance of part-time work to UK university students' Industry and Higher Education 35, (6) 725-735 , DOI
Evans C (2020) 'Exploiting students’ part-time work to enhance learning, teaching and assessment' Industry and Higher Education 35, (1) 10-13 , DOI
Gbadamosi G, Evans C, Richardson M & Chanthana Y (2019) 'Understanding self-efficacy and the dynamics of part-time work and career aspiration' Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning 9, (3) 468-484 , DOI
Gbadamosi G, Evans C, Jones K, Hickman M & Rudley H (2019) 'The perceived value of work placements and part-time work and its diminution with time' Journal of Education and Work 32, (2) 196-214 , DOI
Evans C & Gardener J (2018) 'What universities might learn from professional associations in marking large undergraduate modules' Quality Assurance in Education 26, (3) 343-348 , DOI
Evans C, Nguyen T, Richardson M & Scott I (2018) 'Managing the transition from undergraduate to taught postgraduate study: perceptions of international students studying in the UK' Research in Post-Compulsory Education 23, (2) 249-265 , DOI
Evans C & Richardson M (2018) 'Accrediting high-school students’ part-time work to support effective transitions to, through and beyond university' Industry and Higher Education 32, (1) 3-8 , DOI
Evans C & Richardson M (2017) 'Enhancing graduate prospects by recording and reflecting on part-time work' Industry and Higher Education 31, (5) 283-288 , DOI
Evans C & Richardson M (2016) 'Realizing the latent potential in the part-time student workforce' Industry and Higher Education 30, (4) 253-256 , DOI
Evans C (2016) 'Re-thinking case-based assessments in business management education' The International Journal of Management Education 14, (2) 161-166 , DOI
Gbadamosi G, Evans C & Obalola MA (2015) 'Multitasking, but for what benefit? The dilemma facing Nigerian university students regarding part-time working' Journal of Education and Work 29, (8) 956-979 , DOI
Evans C, Maxfield T & Gbadamosi G (2015) 'Using Part-Time Working to Support Graduate Employment' Industry and Higher Education 29, (4) 305-314 , DOI
Gbadamosi G, Evans C, Richardson M & Ridolfo M (2015) 'Employability and students’ part-time work in the UK: does self-efficacy and career aspiration matter?' British Educational Research Journal 41, (6) 1086-1107 , DOI
Richardson M, Evans C & Gbadamosi G (2014) 'The work–study nexus: the challenges of balancing full-time business degree study with a part-time job' Research in Post-Compulsory Education 19, (3) 302-309 , DOI
Evans C, Gbadamosi G & Richardson M (2014) 'Flexibility, compromise and opportunity: Students' perceptions of balancing part-time work with a full-time business degree' The International Journal of Management Education 12, (2) 80-90 , DOI
Evans C, Gbadamosi G, Wells J & Scott I (2012) 'Balancing the Yin and Yang: The Role of Universities in Developing Softer Skills in Accountancy' Industry and Higher Education 26, (1) 63-70 , DOI
Keen M & Evans C (2011) 'Managing the modern office' Manager (WINT) 30-32
Evans C (2011) 'Managing the modern office' Manager (AUTUMN)
Keen M & Evans C (2011) 'Managing the modern office' Manager (SUMMER)
Evans C & Richardson M (2010) 'How to negotiate effectively' Manager (WINT) 32-33
Wright W, Evans C & Richardson M (2010) 'Managing the modern office' Manager (SPRING) 32-33
Brotherton J & Evans C (2010) 'The importance of the trainer: factors affecting the retention of clients in the training services sector' Industrial and Commercial Training 42, (1) 23-31 , DOI
Evans C & Wright W (2009) 'The "how to..." series' Manager (WINTER) 10-11
Richardson M, Evans C & Gbadamosi G (2009) 'Funding full‐time study through part‐time work' Journal of Education and Work 22, (4) 319-334 , DOI
Evans C & Wright W (2009) 'How to make effective decisions' Manager (AUTU) 32-33
Gbadamosi G & Evans C (2009) 'CPD as a hyperbole: why don't employers mention it in managerial job adverts?' Journal of Management Development 28, (5) 414-424 , DOI
Wright W & Evans C (2009) 'The "How to..." Series' Manager (SPRING) 14-15
Evans C (2008) 'The usual job benefits bonus/pension/life assurance and... CPD?' Manager (AUTUMN) 12-13
Evans C & Richardson M (2008) 'Strategy in action: Making it happen' Manager (JULY)
Wright W & Evans C (2008) 'The "How to..." Series 6. How to conduct an effective appraisal' Manager (JULY)
Richarcson M & Evans C (2008) 'Strategy in action organisational action' Manager (APRIL)
Richardson M & Evans C (2007) 'Strategy in action applying ansoff's matrix' Manager (SUMMER)
Evans C (2005) 'Small businesses - An opportunity for administrative managers' Manager (DEC./JAN.) 14-15
Evans C (2005) 'Developing effective managers' Manager