Capt Syamantak Bhattacharya
2009: Doctor of Philosophy.
Thesis titled: The impact of the International Safety Management Code in the management of occupational health and safety in the maritime industry.
2004 - 2008: Study conducted at Seafarers International Research Centre, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK with Nippon Foundation scholarship.
2010: Certificate on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
1998: Master Mariner Certificate of Competency from the UK Department of Transport
2003 – 2004: Safety & Quality and Commercial Manager
Link Marine Pte Ltd, #48-02 Republic Plaza, 9 Raffles Place, Singapore: 048 619
2001 – 2003: Captain on ocean-going tankers
1997 – 2001: Chief Officer on ocean-going tankers
1992 – 1997: Junior Officer on ocean-going tankers
Denholm Ship Management, 107-115 Milton Street, Glasgow: G4 0DN.
Member of The Nautical Institute, London
Member of British Academy of Management, UK
Member of International Association of Maritime Economists
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Staff serving as external examiners
Globalisation, State regulation and management of workplace health and safety
Employment practices and industrial relations in organisational management
Risk management and safety culture in high-reliability organisation
Human Resource Management, Industrial relations and Labour
Supply chain influence in organisational management
Communities of practice and apprenticeship
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Grants & contracts
2015-2018: Worker representation in European Union funded by OSHA for a total funding amount of €500,000;
2015-2017: Investigating Regulating and managing risks in coal-mines – an evaluation of global practice funded by Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) for a total amount of £150,000;
2013-2015: Investigating in Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) jointly funded project on Safety and Health in Global Container Ports for a total amount of £200,000;
2014-2015: Research on Maria Tsakos Foundation funded project on the role of technology integration in maritime transportation for a total amount of US$6000;
2012-2013: Investigating in International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) funded project on 'Worker accident rates and safety practice in the global container ports industry: a comparative analysis of the practices and performance of Global Network Terminal Operators’ for a total amount of £75,000;
2009-2011: Academic Supervisor on Knowledge Transfer Partnership with WGP, Bude, UK on developing a computer-based safety management system for its fleet of seismic survey ships for a total funding amount of £73,454.
Other academic activities
2009-2011: Academic Supervisor in Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project with Westland GeoProjects-2
Jan 2012, Jan 2015: Media coverage on Sky News and The Telegraph on the Costa Concordia and Hoegh Osaka incidents
Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2013) Highly Commended Paper Award (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/authors/literati/awards.htm?year=2013&journal=er)
Nippon Foundation Doctoral Fellowship (2004-2007) for a fully funded PhD study with the aim of fostering a new generation of leaders in the maritime community with expertise in social sciences. http://www.nipponfoundation.or.jp/eng/app/index.html#block_top13