Robyn Pyne

Robyn Pyne

Plymouth Graduate School of Management & Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)


Economic and Social Research Council PhD studentship: Shipping and Logistics (University of Plymouth)

PGCert. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) (University of Plymouth)

MSc Social Research (University of Plymouth)

Cert. English Language Teaching to Adults (University of Cambridge, Oxford House College Certificate)

BSc (Hons) Maritime Business with Maritime Law (University of Plymouth)

Trinity House Scholarship for HND level studies: Nautical Science and Merchant Vessel Operations (Glasgow College of Nautical Studies). Apprenticeship served onboard vessels of: Neptune Orient Lines, P&O Nedlloyd, BP tankers, Furness Withy Shipping chartered for the transport of iron ore for British Steel/Corus.

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 
Accredited Teacher in Higher Education (SEDA)
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport  

Teaching interests

Maritime Business and Maritime Law - Maritime Economics - International Logistics Management - Ports an Intermodalism - Inter-cultural Competence and Sustainability Awareness - Port Management - Governance - Maritime English - Conference English - English for Academic Purposes - IELTS - Research Methods

Research interests

Human Factors - Manning and Training of Merchant Vessel Operators. English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

Teaching related research - Acculturation and Chinese students, Intercultural Competence, Sustainability Awareness, Emergent and Enquiry Based Learning, Maritime English

Pyne, R. and Koester, T. (2005), Accidents, Safety and Crew Interaction in the Maritime Domain, Archives of Transport,  (17) 3-4,

Pyne, R. Dinwoodie, J. and Roe, M. (2007) Enhancing the Intercultural Competence of Postgraduate Logisticians International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 10(3), 1-13, ISSN 1367-5567