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University of Exeter Business School

UK&I PRME Conference 2024 (19th-21st June)

The University of Exeter Business School is delighted and honoured to have been chosen to host the Chapter’s 11th Anniversary Conference and we hope that many of you, academics, practitioners, students and organisations, will join us in investigating how Business Schools contribute to a Greener, Healthier and Fairer Society.

The conference will provide multiple opportunities to reflect on the impact that the Chapter, and UN-PRME more widely, have made in promoting and embedding responsible management education, and encouraging dialogue and input on ways to refresh and re-envision the work of PRME for the years ahead.


To register for the conference please visit our conference registration page. 

If you are attending from a PRME Chapter Member institution*, you are a PhD student attending the Doctoral Colloquium, or you are a Keynote Speaker, there are validation codes that should be used when registering for the conference which will enable the relevant discounts:

  • PRME Chapter Member (25% discount) - CERES23
  • PhD student - ERIS23
  • Keynote / Plenary Speaker - PLUTO23

*If you are not sure if your University is a PRME Chapter Member, please email Jackie Hicken (

If you attendance falls outside the above three categories but you think you might be eligible for a reduced rate, please email

Keynote and Panellists

Professor Ian Fussell, Associate Pro Vice Chancellor Education, University of Exeter

Ian graduated in Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 1989 before embarking on a
dynamic career path that has taken him across continents and disciplines. After working in
Emergency Medicine in Australia, he planted roots in Cornwall in 1993, where he dedicated himself
to General Practice. Although he has now transitioned from a GP partnership, Ian remains actively
involved in patient care, lending his expertise to Festival Medical Services, notably safeguarding
revellers at events like Glastonbury!

Familywise, Ian and his partner have four children, all of whom have followed their footsteps into
healthcare, save for their youngest, who is pursuing a passion for music performance at the British
Institute of Modern Music in Bristol.

With the inception of the Peninsular Medical School in 2003, Ian ventured into education, charting a
course that has seen him ascend to the esteemed position of Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for
Education at the University of Exeter. Within the Faculty for Health and Life Sciences, he not only
contributes his knowledge but also shapes policy as a vital member of the HLS Executive Board and
the University’s Senior Leadership Team.

During his tenure as Deputy Medical Director for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust from
2009 to 2012, Ian used his leadership acumen to oversee critical aspects of healthcare delivery. His
responsibilities ranged from managing the GP Performers List to leading investigations into serious
untoward events and leading the quality monitoring of general practice. Ian's contributions extend
nationally, having served on the National Revalidation Development Team, and held a Cabinet
Membership in the Association for Medical Humanities. He continues to sit on the Medical Schools
Council and the National University Clinical Aptitude Test Board.

Ian's academic leadership is underscored by his status as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education.
Beyond academia and healthcare, Ian enjoys pursuits such as surfing, running, cycling, and
expressing his creative side as a bassist in an original no-wave art-punk band.

Fiona Charnley, Professor of Circular Innovation and Co-Director of the Exeter Centre for Circular Economy, University of Exeter Business School

Fiona works and has published extensively within the field of design, innovation and manufacture for a circular economy. She is Co-Director of the UKRI National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Hub harnessing the UK’s leading research capabilities; creating new knowledge, tools, behaviours and relationships to capture economic, social and environmental value from a Circular Economy. Fiona has extensive experience of working with organisations from across sectors to identify new approaches to design, innovation, manufacture and business modelling to transform resource use and value creation. She has also led multiple education and executive training programmes to support future leaders in developing the skills and capabilities necessary to transform our industrial system.

Barry Waddilove, former Head of Circular Economy & Partnerships, Electrolux

Barry has 30+ years’ experience in design and sustainability with brands and organizations across 25 countries. During various roles across global corporates, he has developed deep knowledge of innovation processes and business model development. His academic research for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation during 2014 and 2015 explored the role of Whole System Design in Circular Business Model Development.

Most recently Barry has been working for the Swedish Consumer Electronics brand Electrolux, first leading their US design team based in Charlotte, NC and then later joining the global sustainability leadership team in Stockholm as Head of Circular Economy and Partnerships.

Barry holds an MDes in Design and Innovation for Sustainability from Cranfield University and is also a fellow of the RSA.

Professor Janice Kay CBE, Director, Higher Futures; Special Advisor to Vice Chancellor, Professor Lisa Roberts, University of Exeter; Special Advisor to Kortext; Chair of Board of Trustees of University Maths Schools

Janice is a Professor of cognitive neuropsychology, first appointed to Exeter through a Wellcome Trust University Lectureship. Her research, which has received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, is concerned with theoretical modelling, assessment and rehabilitation of disorders of perception, speech, language and memory.

Until recently Janice held the role of Provost at the University of Exeter. This role involved providing strategic leadership for the overall corporate plan and overseeing the portfolio of University strategies, ensuring their delivery as part of a coherent institutional schedule of activity.

Since stepping down as Provost Janice set up Higher Futures (with Professor Sir Chris Husbands), a company that supports universities and sector organisations to deliver in extremely challenging financial circumstances. Janice is also an advisor for Kortext, a learning technologies organisation and chairs the Board of Trustees of U-Maths, the University Maths Schools Network of 11 schools. Janice continues to work for the University of Exeter, specifically focussing on Graduate Outcomes and Educational Gains, and advising on reducing pay gaps.

Janice was recognised in the 2017 Queen's New Year honours with a CBE for services to Higher Education.

Haleh Moravej, Design Council Expert

Haleh Moravej is a transformational leader, educator, consultant, and Design Council Expert in education, dedicated to reshaping the educational landscape to address the evolving needs of our planet. With a diverse background in biomedical science, public engagement, food and nutritional design, and social entrepreneurship, she seamlessly integrates these disciplines to foster creativity and innovation fit for the future of our planet.

Central to Haleh's teaching philosophy is sustainability, particularly in food design. Through her innovative and imaginative methods, she instils eco-friendly practices and cultivates a deep sense of environmental stewardship in students of all ages. Her commitment to excellence is recognised with prestigious awards, including the National Teaching Fellow of Advance HE in 2018 and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence in Enterprise in 2020. In 2023, she received the prestigious Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education.

Beyond traditional educational boundaries, Haleh is a trailblazing social entrepreneur driven by a fervent commitment to catalysing positive change through education. Currently, she is working with Greater Manchester System Changers and grassroots community projects on food sovereignty. She firmly believes in the transformative power of learning and inspires the next generation to become passionate advocates for food sustainability.

Tima Bansal, Professor of Sustainability and Strategy, Ivey Business School

Tima holds honorary doctorates from the University of Hamburg, Université de Montréal, and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is also affiliated with the University of Cambridge and Monash University.

Tima leads Innovation North, which is reimagining business innovation to create better businesses and a more resilient, prosperous and sustainable society. Tima also founded the Network for Business Sustainability and Ivey’s Centre for Building Sustainable Value. Tima is currently the Chair of the Board of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Education and is the Chair of the Impact Committee for venture capitalist, Shift4Good.

Tima has received significant accolades for her scholarship. She holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Academy of Management; she holds the Hellmuth Prize from Western University, the Distinguished Scholar Award by the Organizations and Natural Environment; and, was the first Canadian to be named a Faculty Pioneer for Academic Leadership by the Aspen Institute, a global forum for business and society headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Tima’s research investigates the interplay between business strategy and sustainability. She has published in several top research journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. She has co-edited two books about business and the natural environment and contributes to her own column in Her research has also been cited in the popular press, including The Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and The Independent.

She has previously served as a Deputy Editor (2016-2019) and Associate Editor (2010-2013) for the Academy of Management Journal and has served on ten other editorial boards for a range of journals. Since 1999, she has raised over $11M in government grants and $2M in corporate funding for sustainability-related research.

We are delighted to invite your proposals for contributions to our June 2024 annual conference and/or doctoral colloquium.

We invite academics, practitioners from for-profit and non-profit organisations and post-graduate students to submit abstracts (proposals for conference papers) from relevant pedagogical, research and/or practitioner perspectives, as well as proposals for interactive workshops, within the scope of three tracks: Greener, Healthier, Fairer.

Full Calls for both the Conference and Colloquium can be found below.

Main Conference

Doctoral Colloquium

Time Activity Location
11:00-12:00 Registration Xfi Global Lounge
12:00-13:00 Icebreaker Event with Dr Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno. Xfi Conference Rooms 1&2 
13:00-13:45 Lunch and networking Xfi Global Lounge

Introduction to event: Dr Mohamed Saeudy / Dr Georgina Gough

Keynote: Dr Edvard Glücksman 

Keynote title: Microbes to markets: developing impact in a sustainability career journey


Xfi Conference Rooms 1&2 


Face-to-Face Roundtables around key research areas

Doctoral Colloquium participants present their A1 posters to their roundtable introducing their research. Followed by detailed discussion. 

Xfi Conference Rooms 1&2

Xfi Seminar Room A

Xfi Seminar Room B

Xfi Seminar Room C 

15:45-16:15 Refreshment break and networking Xfi Global Lounge

Panel session: Top tips for doctoral students: how to develop your publication journey

Keynote: Professor Stewart Barr

Panel members: Professor Stewart Barr, Dr Mohamed Saeudy, Professor Georgina Gough, et al.

Q&A: please come with questions around your publication strategy

Xfi Conference Rooms 1&2

17:00-17:10 Closing comments - Dr Mohamed Saeudy / Dr Georgina Gough Xfi Conference Rooms 1&2
17:10-17:30 Networking and Walking Xfi to Exeter Mosque
17:30-19:00 Exeter Multi-Cultural Tour Exeter Mosque
19:00-21:00 Evening meal (optional) Exeter Quayside / City Centre

*Roundtable discussion: Students will have the opportunity to present their research work and receive feedback from experienced researchers in a supportive atmosphere. Students can expect helpful feedback and fresh perspectives on their research topics and possible career paths and will have the opportunity to interact closely with expert researchers in their field.

Key Note

Microbes to markets: developing impact in a sustainability career journey

Edvard Glucksman profile picture 

Dr Edvard Glücksman (Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Futures, University of Exeter Business School
Associate Director for Student Engagement, Environment & Sustainability Institute)

Edvard is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter. He teaches undergraduate modules that connect management and organisational theory to best practice environmental and social sustainability actions. His work focuses on the relationship between organisations and the environment.

Edvard also leads and supports executive education programmes designed to offer professionals cutting-edge training in climate and sustainability science. He has previously worked with large global companies and is currently Programme Director on the Sustainable Solutions Leadership Programme (SSLP), delivered to Capgemini UK.

He is the Academic Lead on Future17, a unique module led by the University of Exeter and delivered in partnership with QS and a growing consortium of global universities. Working in groups, Future17 students join forces with colleagues from across the planet to tackle challenges issued by businesses and NGOs based anywhere in the world. All the challenges relate to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Day 1 - Thursday 20th June

Time Session Location
08:00-09:00 Conference Registrations Xfi Global Lounge

Welcome: University of Exeter Business School's Dean, Professor David Boughey

Xfi Henderson LT

Welcome: PRME Chapter Chair, Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

Xfi Henderson LT

Keynote: Professor Fiona Charnley

Circular Innovation from Concept to Implementation

Xfi Henderson LT

Keynote: Barry Waddilove

Circular Innovation from Concept to Implementation

Xfi Henderson LT

Plenary Panel Session: Professor Fiona Charnley & Barry Waddilove

Circular Innovation from Concept to Implementation

Xfi Henderson LT
10:25-10:55 Refreshment break Xfi Global Lounge

Track 1 (Papers)
Greener: Business School Pedagogy

What’s stopping us?  Unpacking the constraints to epistemic agency in management education for climate change adaption
Dr Annie Snelson-Powell; Dr Farooq Mughal; Dr Kostas Iatridis (University of Bath)

Building competencies using responsible business real-life case studies 
Dr Anupam Mehta (University of Birmingham)

Matrix Lecture Theatre

Track 2 (Papers)
Greener: Regulation and Reporting

Embedding Carbon Literacy within Curriculum for a Responsible Management Education
Anjana Basnet; Divya Patel (University of Salford)

Greener: Regenerative Business

Innovating on Social Impact Bonds to develop a theoretical framework and early-stage funding model for dual community and biodiversity outcomes: The case for Rewilding Africa
Dr Ezra Carlson; Dr Bruno Bonizzi (University of Hertfordshire)

Bateman Lecture Theatre

Track 3 (Papers)
Greener: Regulation and Reporting

Thriving Futures: Crafting the DNA of a Post-growth Business Model
Antje Otto; Dr Susann Power; Prof Kristel Miller (Ulster University)

Greener: Business School Pedagogy

Soft skills for the Green Transition: organisational learning and development needs and implications for education
Dr Karen Cripps (Oxford Brookes University)

Developing a “Purpose Ecosystem” in Higher Education through Humanistic Business Education and Moral Imagination
Dr Giancarlo Ianulardo - Research Seed Funding Competition winner (University of Exeter); Dr Roberta De Angelis (Cardiff University)

Pearson Teaching Room

Track 4 (Workshop)
Greener: Transversal Skills

Transversal skills that promote sustainability - An experiential learning activity for students
Siara Isaac; Valentina Rossi, Yousef Jalali (Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL))

Kolade Teaching Room

Local Chapter Network Showcase

Xfi Henderson LT
12:30-13:30 Lunch & Networking Xfi Global Lounge

Local Network Representatives Lunch 

An opportunity for local network representatives to network

Xfi Seminar Room A

Keynote: Tima Bansal, Chair of the PRME Board

Principles that Foster Sustainability in Business Schools

In this talk, Tima Bansal – Chair of the Board of PRME – will provide an overview of the 7 PRME principles. She will explain the logic of these principles and how they are critical to sparking and sustaining sustainability in business schools.

Xfi Henderson LT

Keynote: Professor Janice Kay

Digital Equity in Technology Transformation: How can Business Schools lead the way.

Xfi Henderson LT

Track 1 (Papers)
Fairer: Social Transformation

Organisational values and ethical work: Insights from a qualitative study of UK tech sector 
Andrew Maile (University of Birmingham)

Scratching at the glass ceiling: Female entrepreneurship as a catalyst for social transformation and poverty alleviation 
Clare Rhine, Professor Kristel Miller, Professor Jackie McCoy, Dr Lesley Dornan (Ulster University)

Apprenticeships as Altruism or Investment: Shared Value and Fair Work
Paul Quigley (University of Glasgow); Amy Close (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Matrix Lecture Theatre

Track 2 (Papers)
Fairer: Educational Technologies

Crafting an Innovative Solution of Integrating Generative AI in Coursework and Assessment 
Dr Feng Jiao, Keith Wong, Dr Emmanuel Murasiranwa, Dr Syed Tarek, Dr Alison Watson (Arden University)

Educational Technologies – student self-reflection and the importance of teaching soft skills 
Dr Georgina Gough (University of the West of England)

The metaverse: Are we, and is it, ready? A L7 apprenticeships case study
Rebecca Hindley; Dr Lisa Grover (University of Exeter)

Bateman Lecture Theatre

Track 3 (Workshop)
PRME Sharing Information on Progress

PRME SIP 2.0: Enhancing Quality and Maximising Stakeholder Value
Dr Laura Steele (Queen's University Belfast); Dr Petros Vourvachis (Loughborough University)

Pearson Teaching Room
15:15-15:45 Refreshment break Xfi Global Lounge

Track 1 (Papers)
Fairer: Social Transformation

Collaborative Sustainability Integration Project (CoSIP)
Dr Uchenna Tony-Okeke; Dr Jaliyyah Bello (Coventry University); Dr Nikhil Sapre (University of Bristol) 

Fairer: Responsible Innovation

Skills for Sustainable Innovation: A Competency Framework for Inclusive Innovation Informing Policy in a Regional Economy
Dr Shirley Davey (Ulster University); Prof. Michael Brennan (Ulster University); Charlie Tuxworth (Celsio Ltd)

Fairer: Educational Technologies

Implications for the Use of AI And Tactical Automation To Mitigate Nepotism (Wasta) In Employee Recruitment and Selection
Dr Vic Benuyenah; Dr Mona Mustafa (University of Birmingham)

Matrix Lecture Theatre

Track 2 (Papers)
Fairer: Responsible Education

Capturing the material impact of educational programmes  
Dr Jenny Davidson (Newcastle University); Sheri-Leigh Miles (Net Positive Futures)

'Slow down’ the business school: Fast Education and The Politics of Time 
Dr Constantine Manolchev; Dr Ryan Nolan (University of Exeter)

Incorporating Human Rights Into the Curricula of Undergraduate Business Degrees
Sara Pacheco (Global Campus of Human Rights)

Bateman Lecture Theatre

Track 3 (Workshop)
Fairer: Educational Technologies

Equipping leaders to influence others for a healthier, greener, fairer society: Interactive demonstration of TEXL - a new platform to support self-reflection for responsible leaders. 
Dr Michelle Mahdon; Prof Andreas Wihler; Yaxin Zheng; Prof Niels Van Quaquebeke; Prof Ilke Inceoglu; Prof Ruth Sealy (University of Exeter)

Pearson Teaching Room



Conference Dinner

Keynote: Andy Seaman, Head of Carbon and Energy, University of Exeter

Holland Hall


Day 2 - Friday 21st June

Time Session Location
08:00-09:00 Conference Registrations Xfi Global Lounge

Welcome and overview of day, Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

Xfi Henderson LT

Keynote: Dr Ian Fussell

Creative Solutions: Can the Humanities help Business Schools contribute to a Greener, Healthier and Fairer Society?

Xfi Henderson LT

Keynote: Haleh Moravej

Building a Healthier Future Through Sustainable Food & Nutrition

Xfi Henderson LT

Plenary Panel Session: Ian Fussell & Haleh Moravej

Xfi Henderson LT

Track 1 (Papers)
Healthier: Education

Equipping Students to Partner with Small, Local Businesses on their Journey to Sustainability 
Dr Fodhla McGrane; Dr Rachael Singleton (Ulster University)

Stakeholder Harmonisation through PRME: Shaping Sustainable Education in Student and business partnerships
Dr Marc Duffy (Ulster University)

Matrix Lecture Theatre

Track 2 (Papers)
Healthier: Institutional Change

Mind the Gap: Sustainability in Accounting Curriculum and Green Skills in the Accounting Profession
Dr Didem Gundogdu (Queen Mary University of London)

Healthier: Education

Responsible Management Education and the Elephant in the Room
Dr Peter Edward (Newcastle University)

Bateman Lecture Theatre

Track 3 (Workshop)
Healthier: Education

PRME Chapter UK and Ireland Interest Group focused on Sustainability, Employability and Jobs of the Future
Dr Jonathan Louw; Dr Karen Cripps (Oxford Brookes University)

Pearson Teaching Room

Track 4 (Workshop)
Healthier: Education

Sustainability Accounting Education through an Innovative Pedagogical Approach
Dr Xinwu He (Queen's University Belfast)

Kolade Teaching Room
11:20-11:50 Refreshment break Xfi Global Lounge

PRME Chapter AGM, Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

Xfi Henderson LT

“Youth Talks”: Listening to the voice of youth to transform educational design

Dr Alec Wersun (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Xfi Henderson LT
13:05-14:10 Lunch Xfi Global Lounge

UK and Ireland PRME Steering Group Lunch 

An opportunity for the UK Steering Group to network

Xfi Seminar Room A

Track 1 (Papers)
Transforming Education

Transforming Education: Integrating Sustainability Across Curriculum and Assessment at the University of Sussex Business School 
Estela Castelli Florino Pilz (Sulitest); Alison Bailey (University of Sussex); Dr Madina Tash (University of Sussex)

Towards expanding paradigms through action research approaches to research and education - enabling deep transformational learning 
Dr Helena Mary Kettleborough (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Systems Thinking in Practice and Application: A collaborative, multi-university, inter-disciplinary approach to provide students with a systems view toolkit for Responsible Strategic Thinking 
Dr Olivia Ramsbottom, Dr Marc Duffy, Dr Caroline Linhares (Sheffield Hallam University)

Matrix Lecture Theatre

Track 2 (Papers)
Healthier: Education (PRME i5)

Teach, Play, Learn, Repeat – Iterative Playful Design for Creating Supportive Classroom Dynamics 
Dr Sean Tanner - Research Seed Funding Competition for Innovative Pedagogic Approaches and Teaching Practices winner, Dr Conor Drummond, Dr Helen McGrath, Michael Murphy, Dr David Alton, Dr Tadgh Nagle (University College Cork)

Healthier: Responsible Leadership

The ASPIRE Project at Sheffield Business School: Advancing Fairness and Equity in Higher Education 
Dr Caroline Kom; Dr Francis Awolowo (Sheffield Hallam University)

Sustainability Mindset Toolkit

The development of a Sustainability Mindset Toolkit for enterprise educators – results of a research project
Barbara Tomasella; Richard Howarth; Anne Wylie; Michelle Littlemore, Chris Moon, Dr Karen Cripps, Walid Al Saad, Dr Catherine Brentnall (University of Derby)

Bateman Lecture Theatre

Track 3 (Workshop)
Collaborative Education

One Planet Leadership – Implementing collaborative education for Staff, Students, and Executives within the PRME Network
Prof. Jonathan Gosling (Pelumbra); Miriam Gage (McGill University); Prof. Donald Lancaster (University of Exeter); Orla Keleher (University of Derby)

Pearson Teaching Room

Close: Reflections from the conference, Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

Xfi Henderson LT

To view the abstracts for the paper and workshop sessions taking place at the conference, please click on the below links:

UK&I PRME Conference Abstracts - Day 1

UK&I PRME Conference Abstracts - Day 2

We have negotiated a finite number of preferential on-campus B&B accommodation rates (£60 per person per night) issued on a first come, first served basis.  These are booked as 'Additional Items' via the delegate booking page. 

Alternatively you may be interested in the following city centre accommodation:

The Unviersity of Exeter Streatham campus is within walking distance of both Exeter St Davids and Exeter Central train stations and would be our recommended form of transport for the conference.  Visitors parking is available on campus although charges apply between 08:00-18:00, Monday to Friday.

For more information, please visit our maps and directions web page.

On arrival, please register for the conference at the Xfi Global Lounge found within the University of Exeter’s Business School’s mini-campus.  


The University of Exeter is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive Universities, with a strong reputation for combining world-leading research, education and student experience. The University has around 30,000 students across its three main campuses in Exeter and Penryn (Cornwall), across the Faculties of Environment, Science and Economy, Health and Life Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Streatham Campus, a fully self-contained location, offers a secluded and safe tranquil haven for an overnight stay or a plethora of events. Surrounded by acres of parkland and gardens, the campus is regularly recognised as one of the most beautiful in the country. It is also only a 10 minute walk from Exeter’s vibrant city centre.

Located just off the M5, Exeter is a well-connected city served by a mainline train station and an international airport. The city is also within easy reach of the beaches of Devon and Cornwall, and Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks.

The University of Exeter Business School believes in leadership for a better world. This ethos infuses everything we do, as we teach our students how to use sustainable and responsible business principles to become successful leaders.

Our triple-accreditation status demonstrates our commitment to providing high standards of quality and an outstanding educational experience, helping our students to stand out in a competitive global environment.

Our world-leading research has real impact in tackling our society’s greatest challenges, across our core themes of Environmental SustainabilityResponsible Leadership and Technological Transformation.

Find out more about the University of Exeter Business School.

To find out more about the University of Exeter's commitment to Sustainability, please click here.

To find out about the Sustainable Food and Drink Initiatives operating on our campuses, please click here

If you have any question please email