Dr Fernando Correia
Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Business
+44 (0) 1392 72
Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK
Fernando has (re)joined the Business School in 2022, as a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Business for the Degree Apprenticeships and Executive Education programmes.
Fernando has more than 20 years of professional and academic experience in sustainability related fields. Having started his career as an ecologist and later on development work in the third sector, he started his research career completing a PhD on the implementation of sustainable tourism in Protected Areas across Europe. Since then he has worked on research, teaching or consultancy in areas like the low carbon economy, sustainable procurement, leadership for sustainability, sustainable tourism, wellbeing and ecosystem services, and skills for sustainability, amongst others. This included a previous experience as Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Business School in the award-winning Clear About Carbon project and partnership, between 2009 and 2013. Other past projects included the EU COST Action (IS1204) TObeWELL (2012-2017) on Tourism, Wellbeing and Ecosystem services; and “Sustainable Tourism: Training for Tomorrow”, a partnership of academic and practitioner partner organisations in six European countries, funded by Erasmus+, Key Action 2 (KA2), “Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices”.
Fernando has taught and supervised students from undergraduate to MSc, MBA and PhD levels. Previous experiences included the development of a new BA Business Management with Sustainability at the University of Hull, at the time one of the first programmes of its kind in the UK, as well as leading a range of modules, programmes and Business School portfolios, from undergraduate to postgraduate levels.
Fernando is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has previous experience as an External Advisor and Examiner for external Universities. He has also held previous roles as institutional Lead for PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education), and has co-led the 2022 Annual Conference of PRME UK & Ireland.
PhD, MSc, BSc, PCAP
- Sustainable tourism, nature-based tourism
- Wellbeing and cultural ecosystem services
- Low carbon procurement and supply chain management
- Leadership for sustainability
- ESD - education for sustainable development
- ESC reporting (Environment, Social and Governance)
- Circular Economy
My multi-disciplinary background, studies and career (with previous degrees in Biology, Ecology and Sustainability, and professional experience in public, private and third-sectors) influences heavily my research interests, that also prioritise inter and multi-disciplinary research. I am interested in the intersection of sustainability with other subjects and practice-based areas, and have researched and/or supervised PhD research in a range of areas exploring such intersections (as per the list of interests above). I am particularly interested in research that can inform sustainability practice and policy-making both in business and higher education contexts.
Research projects and grants:
- 2018-2021 - “Sustainable Tourism: Training for Tomorrow”. Erasmus+, Key Action 2 (KA2), “Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices”.
- 2012- 2016: TObeWELL - Tourism, Wellbeing and Ecosystem Services, in collaboration with Prof. Gareth Show. Funding by COST– European Science Foundation / Action IS1204.
- 2009-2012: “Clear About Carbon – Supporting Cornwall’s Transition to the Low Carbon Economy”, with Professor Annie Pye, Professor Mickey Howard, and Dr. Beverley Hawkins. Funding by European Social Fund / Convergence.
- 2009 -2011: STEPPA –Sustainable Tourism in Enterprises, Parks and Protected Areas , in collaboration with Leeds Metropolitan University and University of Eastern Finland. Funding by the European Commission’s “Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)” - “Knowledge networks for the competitiveness and sustainability of European Tourism”.
- 2005 - EU Marie Curie training grant. “EASY-ECO - Evaluation of Sustainability". Training programme for young researchers on Sustainability Evaluation. Run by the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability – Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe - REC Slovakia.
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Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship and Executive Education programmes in the Business School.