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
Paul Winterton, Managing Director of Langage Farm
Marketplace of research - This will be divided into two sessions, with half an hour for each, to circulate between the tables of interest. Both sessions will have the following tables:
- 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.
- Developing economic strength on the South West Peninsula.
- What are the consequences of private sector participation in the NHS? by Professor Rod Sheaff
The first session (10:15–10:45) will also have the following table:
- Maritime workplaces: Seafarer welfare by Dr Lijun Tang
The second session (10:45–11:15) will also have the following tables:
- Maritime workplaces: Cybersecurity at sea
- Humanitarian logistics by Dr Saeyeon Roh
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
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 issue, some with direct relevant application to the workplace. It may also be of interest to city and cultural establishments.