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(Page updated: 10 January 2019)

  • MAST House 202, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 OHJ

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What is the impact of being on the periphery, whether geographically, socially, economically, or otherwise? Brought to you by the Institute of Social, Policy and Enterprise Research (iSPER), this event brings together a multi-faceted collective of academics to explore the theme of periphery, and what it means for those on the outskirts of a centralised power.

Whether looking to the past with convict ships sailing to colonies or examining the future of a Britain on the edge of Europe, the University of Plymouth experts and invited guests will visit the aspects of periphery from physical locations to socially marginalised communities, to the changing landscapes of the business world.

Comprising of fascinating talks, a marketplace of research and a hot-topic panel debate, there’s plenty of opportunities to engage with the latest cutting-edge research from iSPER.


Registration and refreshments

Introduction by Professor Rod Sheaff, Director of iSPER

Keynote address by Paul Winterton, Managing Director of Langage Farm

Devon-based Langage Farm signed a £4.2 million deal with a leading UK supermarket thanks to collaborations with the University of Plymouth. Paul Winterton shares his experience of working with the University, and the many benefits to his business that have followed.

Marketplace of research – this will be divided into two sessions, with half an hour for each, to circulate between the tables of interest. Tables will explore the following topics:

  • The benefits of a criminal past, by Professor Kim Stevenson.
    Exploring the impact and consequences on those who were transported on convict ships from the South West, those left behind, and upon the colonies, they were sent to.
    This is delivered with Chris Wilkes, Chief Executive of Bodmin Jail Museum, and members of the #Chitchat Research Initiative.
  • Maritime workplaces: Seafarer welfare by Dr Lijun Tang
  • What are the consequences of private sector participation in the NHS? by Professor Rod Sheaff
  • Humanitarian logistics by Dr Saeyeon Roh
  • Contemporary maritime supply chains under economic scrutiny and environmental policies by Dr Stavros Karamperidis
  • The idea of Europe: What and where is 'Europe' – and does it matter? by Dr Roberto Kulpa

Business Britain at the Periphery of Europe – panel discussion on Britain, Brexit, and business in a new climate for enterprises in the UK

Chair – Professor Rod Sheaff

Paul Winterton
Dr Richard Saundry, Professor in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
Dr Alexander Haupt, Associate Professor in Economics
Professor Sheela Agarwal, Deputy Head of the School of Tourism and Hospitality
Dr Victoria Hurth, Associate Professor in Marketing
Professor Shaofeng Liu, Operations Management and Decision Making.

Who is this event for? 
This event will be of most interest to researchers across the University, and businesses seeking to hear the latest research on a range of issues, some with direct relevant application to the workplace. It may also be of interest to city and cultural establishments. 

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