Professor Michael Roe

Professor Michael Roe

Emeritus Professor of Maritime and Logistics Policy

Faculty of Business


Research Leader for Maritime and Logistics Policy and Governance with particular reference to Developing and Transitional Economies.


PhD (University of Aston), MSc (University of Southampton), BA (Hons) University of Southampton)

Previous employment includes periods at the Greater London Council, University of Aston, Coventry University, London Metropolitan University and City University.

Staff serving as external examiners

Previously external examiner for PhD at:

London School of Economics

University of Cardiff

London Metropolitan University

Newcastle University

Heriot Watt University

University of Helsinki

For BSc:

University of Cardiff

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Currently external examiner for Masters and Foundation degrees at:

City University

Research interests

Maritime governance and policy-making

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Supervisor of 23 successful PhD candidates including work on:

The Role of the Trans Siberian Railway for container transport

Lithuanian oil logistics

Ferry services in the East Mediterranean

Polish port marketing strategies

Port ownwership and economics

Korean container terminal policy

Marketing in East European liner shipping

Road haulage logistics in Egypt and Hungary

Airline marketing strategy

Air ambulance economics

Logistics and multi-modal transport in Bangadesh

Port competitiveness in North East Asia

Maritime clusters in Ireland

Container logistics in Taiwan

Grants & contracts

Grants in recent years have included funding from:

European Union (Phare/Ace)

European Union (Tempus)

British Academy

British Council

The Arab League

The Government of South Korea

The Polish Academy of Sciences

Lloyds of London Tercentenary Fund

DAAD (Germany)

Economic and Social Research Council

Research groups

  • Sustainable Transport

Other academic activities

/>Academic papers submitted to

Maritime Policy and Management
Transportation Research A
Maritime Economics and Logistics
European Journal of Operational Research
Journal of the Operational Research Society

New book underway - Maritime Governance: Form, Flow, Speed, Process

Additional information

Lifelong supporter - Charlton Athletic FC