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Dr Lise Hunter
Lecturer in Operations & Supply Chain Management
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management
- SFHEA, 2019
- PhD, 2013, Plymouth University
- HEA, 2014, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- MSc, International Finance and Trade, 1984, The American university, Washington, DC, USA. Graduated with "double distinction".
- BA, Macroeconomics, 1980, University of Yaounde, Cameroon. Graduated with "distinction".
- HEA, 2019 - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- CMI, 2017 - Chartered Management Institute
- HEA, 2014, Higher Education Academy.
- IoD Cert., 2011 - I have been a member of The Institute of Directors since 2011
- ISBE, 2009 - Member of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, since 2009. This membership keeps me in touch with ground breaking knowledge and educational practices in the field of entrepreneurship, small businesses and the impact of business on community well-being.
- IoE Dip., 2005 - I have been a member of the Institute of Export since 2001. This has given me a privileged insight into the evolution of world trade since the creation of WTO through access to practical knowledge and industry expertise.
Roles on external bodies
- Member of the Advisory Board for The South West Business Council
- Member of the Advisory Group for Plymouth International Trade Club
Knowledge and expertise in international trade, trade facilitation and global value chains. Teaching at Undergraduate and MSc levels
Financial Accounting and Managerial Decision Making, Shipping Finance
Personal Tutoring and Employability
Although not an academic module, this is certainly an important part of my role. To help students understand that human capital is made of knowledge, skills and understanding of the real world of work is essential. However, to explain that in real life attitude matters most and provides a leverage to make us who we are in a holistic sense is something I value and a responsibility I take very wholeheartedly. It is equally important to help students recognise and develop skills that industry will need in the years to come so that they can make informed career choices and achieve the best of their potential.
Staff serving as external examiners
- University of Ulster
- Coventry University
My main areas of research are articulated around the following topics:
- SMEs and Innovation
- Entrepreneurship and Social Capital
- Social Networks and Innovation
- SMEs and food sector
Other research interests include Trade competitiveness and transport; Transnational education; Sustainability and Circular Economy
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
PhD - 3 completions and 8 currently being supervised
Grants & contracts
2012, DFID, UK Department for International Development grant for a study on Entrepreneurship Education in eastern Africa - GBP 100,000
Wheeler, D., Kaijage, E., Hunter, L., Brown, S., Abdelnour, S. and Ochieng, D. (2012). Supporting entrepreneurship education in eastern Africa. A report prepared for the Department of International Development. Available online at http://r4d.dfid.gov.uk/pdf/outputs/Misc_Education/Entrepreneurship-Education-East-Africa-2013%20.pdf.
2019, GCRF for Clean Water Project in Kenya and Tanzania, capacity building for small enterprise in water distribution - GBP 55,600
Devon Agri-Tech Accelerator – DATA: Sector Research and Mapping Report. UK Government Community Renewal Fund (CRF). January-July 2022. Total Project Cost £503,318.58
UK-ESRC Festival of Science: How to tackle food crisis from a value chain perspective. October 2022.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Zubairu, N., Dinwoodie, J., Hunter, L. and Roh, S. (2021) “Supply chain strategies as drivers of financial performance in liquefied natural gas networks” Supply Chain Management an International Journal. Accepted for publication manuscript SCM-08-2020-0389.R2.
Liu, H., Mangla, S., Hernandez, J.E., Elgueta, S., Zhao, G., Liu, S., Hunter,L. (2020) “Key operational and institutional factors for improving food safety: a case study from Chile” Production Planning and Control. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1796137.
Hunter, L. and lean J. (2018) . Entrepreneurial learning: a social context perspective - Evidence from Kenya and Tanzania.Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 25, 4.Hunter, L. and Lean J. (2014). Investigating the role of entrepreneurial leadership and social capital in SME competitiveness in the food and drink industry, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 1- 12.
Vella A. and Hunter, L. (2020) Logistics Research Network (LRN 2020) “Exploring financial alternatives for sustainable shipping: A case study of European shipyard”. Online
Hunter, L., Panagiotis Tziogkidis, P. and Roh, S. (2018) Enabling trade index: first insights from an alternative weighting scheme, LRN Conference 2018 University of Plymouth.
Bennett, M. Dinwoodie, J. and Hunter, L. (2017) UK container shipping flows to 2045: Delphi perceptions, LRN Conference 2017 (Southampton Solent, UK)
Wheeler, D., Kaijage, E., Hunter, L, Brown, S., Ochieng, D. and Abdelnour, S. (2012). Supporting Entrepreneurship in East Africa. A report prepared for the Department for International Development. Available at DFID
Reports & invited lectures
Brexit series 2018 – Brexit and International Trade: Opportunities and Challenges for the South Westhttps://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/social-policy-enterprise/brexit-meeting-the-challenge-in-the-south-west
July, 2017 - SW International Trade Summit in partnership with the Institute of Export and International Trade (IoEIT).
Other academic activities
Programme Lead, BSc Hons Management Practice Online Top-Up