Sarah Tuck

Academic profile

Dr Sarah Tuck

Lecturer in Maritime Business
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Sarah's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 09: SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and InfrastructureGoal 10: SDG 10 - Reduced InequalitiesGoal 14: SDG 14 - Life Below Water

About Sarah

Cadet training with BP Shipping Ltd between 1974-1978, as one of the pioneering generation of young women in the UK fleet. A further eight year’s experience as a deck officer with BP on oil tankers, and FT Everard & Sons Ltd on coastal bulk carriers. Class I Master Mariners Certificate of Competency: service in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) at HMS Vivid in Plymouth.

Lecturer in Maritime Business at Plymouth University since 1998 . PhD in “Socio-economic Aspects of Commercial Ports and Wharves in Southwest England: A Grounded Theory Approach to Regional Competitiveness”. This was followed by an award-winning KTP project with Falmouth Harbour Commissioners.

Programme Leader at postgraduate level. Involved in innovative teaching, organising field trips in the UK and abroad, placement tutoring in the UK and Hong Kong, research supervision and examination, conference organisation, international collaboration programmes in Athens, Hong Kong and Malaysia, and external assessment/examination of taught courses in the UK, Hong Kong and Germany.


Port sustainability
Maritime Economics
Tanker Operations
Research training

Maritime law International trade: law and practice

Contact Sarah

Room 508, Cookworthy Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 585686