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Professor Peter Hopkinson

Professor Peter Hopkinson

Professor in Circular Economy

+44 (0) 1392 72


Science and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF):, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Peter is Director of the University Exeter Centre for Circular Economy that brings together academic researchers, business, policy makers and civic society to support the transition to a circular economy. He set up and ran the world’s first MBA in circular economy and a global on-line executive education programme for leading global businesses, innovation companies and educators. He is most concerned with developing the scientific evidence base for circular economy theory and practice at varying scales and within different industrial contexts.

Research interests

  • Circular Economy Business Model Innovation
  • Systemic initiatives and system level re-design for circular value creation
  • Take up and management of circular economy within organisations

Research Affiliations and Appointments

  • Director of the University of Exeter Centre for Circular Economy

Research projects

  • EPSRC 2017-2020 REBUILD – Circular Economy System Redesign for Buildings and Construction
  • Circular Cornwall – Regional system regeneration through Circular Economy

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Hopkinson PG (In Press). Managing a Complex Global Circular Economy Business Model: Opportunities and Challenges. California Management Review
Howard MB, Hopkinson P, Miemczyk J (2019). The regenerative supply chain: a framework for developing circular economy indicators. International Journal of Production Research Full text. DOI.
Hopkinson P, Chen H-M, Zhou K, Wong Y, Lam D (2018). Recovery and Re-Use of Structural Products from end of Life Buildings. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 1-36. Full text. DOI.
Hopkinson PG, Mishra J, Tidridge G (2017). Value Creation from Circular Economy led Closed Loop Supply Chains: a Case Study of Fast Moving Consumer Goods. Production Planning and control
Winter J, Cotton D, Hopkinson P, Grant V (2015). The university as a site for transformation around sustainability. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 9(3/4), 303-303. DOI.

Conferences

Hopkinson PG, Wang Y, Lam D, Ajayabi A, Zhou K, Chen H-M (2019). REBUILD: Regenerative Buildings and construction systems for a circular economy. SBE19 Brussels - BAMB-CIRCPATH "Buildings as Material Banks - a Pathway for a Circular Future". 4th Feb - 7th Mar 2019. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Alexander AT, Hopkinson P, miller J, Miller M (2018). 21st century innovation: What is the name of the new game?. XIX ISPIM Conference. 17th - 21st Jun 2018. Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Hopkinson PG (In Press). Managing a Complex Global Circular Economy Business Model: Opportunities and Challenges. California Management Review

2019

Hopkinson PG, Wang Y, Lam D, Ajayabi A, Zhou K, Chen H-M (2019). REBUILD: Regenerative Buildings and construction systems for a circular economy. SBE19 Brussels - BAMB-CIRCPATH "Buildings as Material Banks - a Pathway for a Circular Future". 4th Feb - 7th Mar 2019. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Howard MB, Hopkinson P, Miemczyk J (2019). The regenerative supply chain: a framework for developing circular economy indicators. International Journal of Production Research Full text. DOI.

2018

Alexander AT, Hopkinson P, miller J, Miller M (2018). 21st century innovation: What is the name of the new game?. XIX ISPIM Conference. 17th - 21st Jun 2018. Full text.
Hopkinson P, Chen H-M, Zhou K, Wong Y, Lam D (2018). Recovery and Re-Use of Structural Products from end of Life Buildings. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 1-36. Full text. DOI.

2017

Hopkinson PG, Mishra J, Tidridge G (2017). Value Creation from Circular Economy led Closed Loop Supply Chains: a Case Study of Fast Moving Consumer Goods. Production Planning and control

2015

Winter J, Cotton D, Hopkinson P, Grant V (2015). The university as a site for transformation around sustainability. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 9(3/4), 303-303. DOI.