Developing an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and purposeful businesses (Media City, Salford, United Kingdom, January 2018).
Nurturing socially responsible entrepreneurs (Media City UK, United Kingdom, March 2017).
Adding value in Property and Estates (Government Property and Estates, Salford, United Kingdom, April 2019).
Joint Panel Expert Member on Cost Reduction and Value Addition in Government Property and Estates
The future of Government Procurement and Commissioning (Local Government Commissioning and Procurement Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, March 2019).
Social Economy and Community Based Development (Yhteisotalous Lapissa ja EU:ssa, Rovaniemi, Finland, May 2018).
The impact of Industrial Revolution 4 on Students and Education providers (Star Education 2019, Penang, Malaysia, March 2018).
The digital revolution is changing everything so what does this mean for students making career choices and education providers trying to develop suitable educational offering to help create the citizens of the future.more >>.
Developing a social entrepreneurial ecosystem (Small Business Charter:Developing an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and purposeful business, Media City Salford, United Kingdom, January 2018).
Integrating culture and management control: is it oil and water or salad dressing (Food Safety and Quality Culture Excellence, Campden BRI, United Kingdom, December 2017).
The links between organisational culture and management control are examined
Social enterprise Eco-systems (International Conference on Political,Economic and Social Studies , Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 2017).
Marketing Risk? How Restaurants use food safety scores to connect with customers (1st. International Marketing Conference , Salford, United Kingdom, December 2016).
This presentation discusses research findings that indicate food businesses do not, in general, use food safety scores to market themselves to their public. Yet customers are very concerned about the safety of the food th... more >>.
Project Management in Social Enterprise:Maturity (Social Enterprise Mark: Standing up to Scrutiny, Salford , United Kingdom, June 2016).
How mature are Social Enterprises in managing projects?
Safe and Local Supplier Approval -SALSA (12th Annual North American Summit on Food Safety, Toronto, Canada, April 2016).
What are Professionalism and Ethics in a Globalised World? (APM Behavioural Completence, Alderley Park, SK10 4TG, United Kingdom, October 2015).
Members of professional organisations are expected to behave in an ethical and responsible manner with regard to thier professional duties and such behaviour is one of the key characteristics of a profession and thu... more >>.
Keynote Presentation: Funding research, teaching and innovation in the UK (Creating an Endowment Policy and Research Fund structure for Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain, October 2015).
International comparisons show clearly that the UK 'punches above its weight' in terms of research outcomes given the level of funding available from public and private sources. This presentation examines the reasons behind this ... more >>
The Future of Social Enterprise in the UK Economy - an economic view (Social Value Mark:Demonstrating the Difference: The Importance of Social Enterprise, Coventry, United Kingdom, June 2015).
The future of social enterprise in the UK will be affected directly by the state of the economy and by the UK Government's aim of 'do less, do it cheaper, or not do it at all' in terms of publically provided services. Soci... more >>.
Adding Value to Social Enterprise (Social Audit Network:Putting Theory into Practice, Salford, United Kingdom, April 2015).
This presentation describes the construction of a course for leaders in social enterprise and the way feedback can be used in effective course design.
Practical Solutions for the Dilemma of Hand-Pump Projects in Rural Malawi (Association of Project Management , Salford, United Kingdom, March 2015).
Over 40% of Hand-Pumps in rural Malawi are not working. This presentation outlines research from Project Management that offers a solution to the problem of maintaining effective pumps in rural environments.
Creating a sustainable social business (Philanthropy in Transition, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 2014).
A social business needs both an effective business model and a powerful social purpose if it is to be sustainable over the longer term. Lessons from research with 25 social businesses in Salford UK are discussed and guida... more >>.
International catering waste - a case of too much regulation? (International Forum of Safeguarding Tourism, Rovaniemi - Arctic Circle, Finland, October 2014).
International catering waste is waste food and associated waste produced on aircraft and ships entering the EU. Such waste is treated as a category 1 animal by-product for disposal by incineration or deep buriel. The cost... more >>.
Whistleblowing in Project Governance (Major Projects and Change Governance, Astra-Zenica, United Kingdom, April 2014).
Whistleblowing systems and procedures are an important part of project governance and yet this is hardly recognised by the profession.
Centre for Social Business, and the future of social enterprise (Working Together, Pioneers Museum Rochdale, United Kingdom, November 2013).
The dynamic nature of the changes facing social businesses and the scale of the problems facing the country means that social enterprise needs to grow larger and faster and one way of doing this is by creating networks fo... more >>.
La comunicación como ventaja competitiva de los programas APPCC. (Bioseguridad en productos de la pesca:, Vigo, Spain, November 2012).
The use of HACCP as a tool of competitive advantage in a business, region or nation through design of 'user-friendly' food safety management systems, communication with the public and the use of market rewards to encourage... more >>.
Mandatory and voluntary 'Scores on the doors': (Food Safety Management 2012, Chipping Campden, United Kingdom, June 2012).
A comparison of the UK FSA's National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme with the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration's Smiley System.
Reducing Tourist FBI through communication: the case of the UK Food Hygiene Rating System (Tourism Safety and Security System, Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education Rovaniemi, Finland, April 2012).
The incidence of food borne illness (FBI) is growing worldwide and affects both developed and developing countries. Everyone is at risk of FBI since everyone consumes food and water, but the impact of this type of illness... more >>.
SFBB: An innovative HACCP Case Study - 08.02.12, , Denmark, February 2012). ((Fødevarehygiejne , University of Copenhagen, Denmark, February 2012).
How SFBB was developed at Salford University - a case study showing how research, regulation and technology intersect to produce an effective risk management system now used in over 100,000 businesses
HACCP and Herbs: risk assessment in agronomy (British Herb Association Conference 2012, Salford Quays, United Kingdom, January 2012).
Fresh agronomy products are seen more and more as high risk foods and so producers need to undertake risk assessment that goes beyond GAP if they are to be more certain that their risk management systems are working effec... more >>.
Qualitative Risk in Project Management - more theory than practice (Institution of Chemical Engineers: Risk Management, Salford, United Kingdom, September 2011).
Theory suggests that techniques like Monte Carlo or Latin Hypercube will help determine better estimates of project duration and costs hereby reducing associated risk factors. The presentation explored why these approaches are ... more >>.
The Project Profession in the UK (YUMA 25th Project Managment Conference, Slatibor, Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia), June 2011).
External Examiner Duties
Abertay University (United Kingdom, January 2018).
External examiner in Business and Management
Royal Holloway (United Kingdom, March 2017).
External Examiner for the MSc in Project Management
University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom, January 2015).
Robert Gordon University (United Kingdom, June 2012).
University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom, May 2010).
External examiner for MSc Project Management
Honours and Awards
Outstanding Paper Award (Nutrition and Food Science Emerald , United Kingdom, May 2017).
Cross-cultural consumer perceptions of service quality in restaurants” published in Nutrition & Food Science Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network
Invited Papers and Lectures
Communicating Risk in food safety (International cooperation in civil safety and security, LUC Roveniemi , Finland, March 2017).
SFBB: An innovative HACCP Case Study (Fødevarehygiejne - 08.02.12, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, February 2012).
How SFBB was developed at Salford University - a case study showing how research, regulation and technology intersect to produce an effective risk management system now used in over 100,000 businesses.
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes (March 2018 to March 2018).
Editor of Special Edition on Food Safety Culture and Management
International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology (January 2016).
International Journal of Management and Applied Research (July 2014).
Serbian Journal of Project Management (November 2011).
History of Food Safety in Salford (Radio Manchester, United Kingdom, October 2010).
Discussion on the influcence of a salford epidemic in the victorian period on the development of the icre-cream cone.
Memberships of External Bodies
Full Member of American Association of Food Economists (United States, January 2010).
Full Member of Association of Project Management (United Kingdom, January 2009).
Treasurer of North West Branch of the APM
Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (United Kingdom, December 2003 to December 2004).
Member: Codex Alimentarious Commission, Food Hygiene Committee Working Group on Validation.
Codex Alimentarius Committee (United Kingdom, January 2003 to September 2006).
Delegate: Codex Alimentarious Commission, Food Hygiene Committee, Orlando. Jan 2003 (as part of WHO delegation). 2004 (Washington US); 2005 (Buenos Aires,Argentina); International Federation of Environmental Health delegate. De... more >>.
European Food Safety Educators Forum (Belgium, December 2002 to December 2005).
European Food Safety Educators Forum. (Founder Member). Inaugral meeting April 2nd 2003, Brussels. Aims to promote Masters level training across Europe, to meet severe skills shortages in this area.
Food Standards Agency (United Kingdom, December 2001 to December 2003).
Food Standards Agency: HACCP Policy Advisor (as part of secondment 2002/4).
Canada/UK Foundation Travel Grant (Canada, June 2018).
Investigation of social innovation and resilience in deprived communities at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Santander Travel Grant (United Kingdom, July 2014).
£1,0000 grant to explore University, Social Enterprise and Local Authority collaboration in Mouraria, Lisbon, Portugal
HEFCE Social Enterprise Award (United Kingdom, April 2010).
Catalyst award for development of social enterprise risk management approaches and links
Other Evidence of External Esteem
Association of Project Management Chair of Examiners (United Kingdom, March 2019).
Chair of Examiners APM Risk 1 and PMQ Qualifications
Member of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service High Rise Taskforce - Procurement Cell (United Kingdom, September 2017).
Director/trustee Salford CVS (United Kingdom, July 2017).
Member:examinations technical advisory group (United Kingdom, November 2016).
Member of examinations technical advisory group for risk qualifications of the Association of Project Management
Panel Member Social Enterprise Mark Certification Panel (United Kingdom, December 2015).
Reviewer Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (United Kingdom, February 2012).
Panel Member Social Enterprise Un-convention (United Kingdom, December 2011).
Invited talk on applying quantitative risk models in engineering projects (United Kingdom, October 2011).
Talk to United Utility engineers on the practical use of monte carlo models to engineering projects
Treasurer Association of Project Management NWCommittee (United Kingdom, July 2011).
Social adVentures Non-executive director (United Kingdom, July 2011).
Panel Member Review Group APM Body of Knowledge 6th Edition (United Kingdom, January 2011).
Review and refresh of APM Body of Knowledge Risk Management element