Dr Kay Emblen-Perry

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Senior Lecturer and WBS PRME Lead

Worcester Business School

Department of Management and Finance

Contact Details

email: k.emblenperry@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855253

Kay has several years of senior environmental and ecology consultancy experience delivering consultancy projects in renewable energy technologies, contaminated land remediation, biodiversity offsetting and ecological assessment for UK organisations. She is qualified as an environmental and quality lead auditor, has implemented environmental management systems for both UK and multinational organisations and has trained environmental and quality assessors.

In previous roles Kay gained senior project management and purchasing management experience in international automotive companies. She project managed the implementation of sustainable supply chain strategies, new vehicle projects and EU REACH Regulations.

Kay’s specialisation is in, Sustainable Management including Environmental and Social Governance, Environmental Management and Justice, Social Responsibility and Economic Sustainability. Her latest research projects involve enhancing Education for Sustainable Development through edutainment and real-world experiential learning, rethinking the engagement of commuter students, and improving energy efficiency and conservation activities within small and medium businesses.

Teaching & Research

Specialist Teaching Areas:  

Sustainability and Responsible Business including:

Environmental Management and Justice,

Corporate Social Responsibility,

Economic Sustainability,

Environmental and Social Governance,

Sustainable Development Goals

Specialist Research Areas:

Environmental and Social Governance

  • Energy behaviours within small businesses
  • Constraints to energy efficiency including the Owner-User Stalemate, Split Incentives of Building Ownership and the Energy Efficiency Adoption Life Cycle
  • No cost Environmental strategy development
  • Responsible business strategy and corporate behaviour

Learning and Teaching

  • Innovative approaches to Education for Sustainability including gamification of business sustainability, audit-based learning, and active learning for business management students.
  • Effective means and methods to close sustainability and employment skills gaps
  • Commuter students’ university experience
  • The value of guest speakers in learning

Qualifications & Memberships

Qualifications

DEnvMgt

MBA

MSc

BA (Hons)

SFHEA

Memberships

United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

International University Sustainable Development Research Programme

European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) 

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges

Institute of Environmental Managers and Assessors (IEMA)

British Academy of Management (BAM)

Publications

Education for Sustainability, Pedagogy and Student Experience

Emblen-Perry, K. (2021) Developing future managers’ understanding of complex business issues by making knowledge visible: tasking business students to draw pictures. The International Journal of Professional Management.

Emblen-Perry, K. (2020) Drawing Sustainability: Helping students to know what they know. In: Filho, W. (2020) Universities, Sustainability and Society: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Springer International Publishing, Dordrecht.

Emblen-Perry, K., Nichol, L. and Ross, C. (2020) Does commuting to university influence students’ personal and professional development and the likelihood of graduate level employment? The International Journal of Professional Management.

Emblen-Perry, K. (2020) Using Sustainability Audits to Enhance Responsible Management Education and Develop Personally and Professionally Responsible Work-Ready Graduates. The International Journal of Professional Management, 15 (2).

Emblen-Perry, Kay (2020) Can Sustainability Audits Provide Effective, Hands-on Business Sustainability Learning, Teaching, Research and Assessment for Business Management Undergraduates? International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 20(7).

Emblen-Perry, K. (2019) Engaging and empowering business management students to support the mitigation of climate change through sustainability auditing. In: Filho, W. (2019) Climate Change and the Role of Education, Springer International Publishing, Dordrecht.

Leal Filho, W.; Emblen-Perry, K.; Molthan-Hill, P.; Mifsud, M.; Verhoef, L.; Azeiteiro, U.M.; Bacelar-Nicolau, P.; de Sousa, L.O.; Castro, P.; Beynaghi, A.; Boddy, J.; Lange Salvia, A.; Frankenberger, F.; Price, E. (2019) Implementing Innovation on Environmental Sustainability at Universities Around the World. Sustainability, 11.

Emblen-Perry, K. (2019) Closing graduates’ sustainability skills gaps by using the university as a live sustainability case study. In Bardi, U. and Filho, W. (2019) Sustainability in University Campuses, Springer International Publishing, Dordrecht.

Emblen-Perry, K. (2019) Auditing the University: Promoting Business Education for Sustainability through Audit-based Learning, In Leal Filho W. Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development: Supporting the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Cham, Springer.

Leal Filho, W., Doni, F., Vargas,V, Wall, T., Hindley, A., Rayman-Bacchus, L. Emblen-Perry, K. and Boddy, J. (2019) The integration of social responsibility and sustainability in practice: exploring attitudes and practices in Higher Education Institutions, Journal of Cleaner Production, 220(20).

Emblen-Perry, Kay (2018) Enhancing Student Engagement in Business Sustainability through Games International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 5.

Emblen-Perry, Kay and Duckers, L. (2018) Educating students and their future employers to minimise climate impacts through cost effective environmental management strategies. In: Leal Filho W., Leal-Arcas R. (eds) University Initiatives in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Springer, Cham

Environmental and Social Governance 

Leal Filho, W., Kovaleva, M., Fritzen Gomes, B., Fudjumdjum, H., Emblen-Perry, K., Platje, J., Tuladhar, T., Vasconcelos, C., LeVasseur, T., Minhas, A., Farinha, C., Buil-Fabregá, M., Novo-Corti, I., Țîrcă, D. and Antônio da Cunha, D. (2020) Sustainability practices at private universities: a state-of-the-art assessment, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology.

Leal Filho, W., Lange Salvia, A., Frankenberger Silva, F., Mohammed Akib, N. Sen, S.., Silvpalan, S., Nono-Corti, I., Venkatesan, M. and Emblen-Perry, K. (2020) Governance and Sustainable Development at Higher Education Institutions. Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability.

Leal Filho, W., Liu, L., Jabbour, CJ., Salgueirinho Osório de Andrade, J.B., Rayman-Bacchus, L., Emblen-Perry, Kay, Platje, J., Quasem Al-Amin, A., Anholon, R., Simon Rampasso, I., Santa-Eulalia, L.A., Gonçalves Quelhas, O.L., Morito Pereira, C., Markus, W. and Frankenberger, F. (2020) Managerial belief in Corporate Responsibility, and perceived business benefits and challenges. Journal of Business Ethics. ISSN 0167-4544 (print) 1573-0697 (eISSN) (In Press)

Emblen-Perry, K. (2019) What is the Impact of Non-domestic Building Tenure on SME’s Energy Efficiency? International Professional Applied Management, 14(1).

Leal Filho, W., Emblen-Perry, Kay, Molthan-Hill, P., Mifsud, M., Verhoef, L., Azeiteiro, U., Bacelar-Nicolau, P., de Souza, L., Castro, P., Beynaghi, A., Boddy, J., Lange Salvia, A., Frankenberger, F. and Price, E. (2019) Implementing Innovation on Environmental Sustainability at Universities Around the World. Sustainability, 11 (14).

Emblen-Perry, K. (2018) Can Soft Rationing of Energy Transform the UK Non-Domestic Energy Culture? International Professional Applied Management, 13(3).

Emblen-Perry, K. (2018) Attitudes, Ability and Willingness: Rethinking Split-incentives of Non-domestic Building Tenure to Overcome Energy Inertia. In: Theory and Practice of Climate Adaptation. Climate Change Management. World Sustainability Series. Springer International Publishing, Dordrecht.

Conference Papers:

Auditing the University: Promoting Education for Sustainability for Business Management Students through audit-based learning. UW Annual Learning and Teaching Conference14th June 2018.

Some students do not like “group assessment”. Is the answer individual assessment or improved management of group-based practices? UW Annual Learning and Teaching Conference14th June 2018.

Educating students and their future employers to minimise climate impacts through cost effective environmental management strategies Symposium Universities and Climate Change: The Role of Climate Change Research and Projects in Fostering Climate Action 12-13th December 2017

Using a financial strategy to stimulate a company’s environmental strategy. Fifth International Conference - Efficiency, Sustainable Business and Sustainable Economic Development. 28-30th September 2017 Attitudes, ability and willingness: Rethinking split-incentives of non-domestic building tenure to overcome energy inertia2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation (WSCCA-2017) 6th-8th September 2017

Student Engagement Beyond The Curriculum: Sharing Experiences Of the VRA Programme from Student and Staff Perspectives UW Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 15-16th June 2017

Evaluation of students’ experience of team-based experiential learning through the collaborative Student as Partners (SAP) Project UW Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 15-16th June 2017

Evaluation of students’ experience of team-based experiential learning through the collaborative Student as Partners (SAP) Project Chartered Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Bristol. 25-26th April 2017

Promoting Education for Sustainable Development through Game Based Learning. World Symposium on Sustainability Science: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, MMU, Manchester. 5th-7th April 2017

Evolution of an interactive on line magazine for engaging students from multiple disciplines in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) World Symposium On Sustainable Development At Universities, MIT, Boston 14th-16th September 2016

The role of ‘edutainment’ in Education for Sustainable Development UW Annual Learning and Teaching Conference16th June 2016

Energy Management in UK Non-domestic Buildings - A New Perspective to Provoke Reduced Carbon Emissions Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom, MMU 5th-6th April 2016.

Business Publications:

Parkwood Consultancy News, January 2014, Sustainability within the supply chain 
Glendale Services Magazine, September 2013, Auditing form the auditor’s perspective 
Parkwood News March 2014, Wildlife legislation and practical habitat awareness

Exhibitions:

Birmingham Grid Project, Birmingham Library, July – September 2018  
Birmingham Photographers, The Bond, August 2018-08-16  
Whole Earth Photography Exhibition, Worcester Arts Workshop, November 2015  
Photography Exhibition, Warwickshire College, Leamington Spa, June 2014

Conferences attended

Date Conference Contribution

September 2020

Online Festival of Learning, Teaching & Student Experience

How do UK universities engage with commuter students?

Can real-world sustainability audits provide a tool for effective responsible management education?

June 2019 International Symposium on Climate Change Engaging and empowering business management students to support the mitigation of climate change through sustainability auditing 
December 2018 2nd World Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses Closing graduates’ sustainability skills gaps by using the university as a live sustainability case study
 August 2018 4th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities Auditing the University: Promoting Business Education for Sustainability through Audit-based Learning
June 2018  UW Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

Auditing the University: Promoting Education for Sustainability for Business Management Students through audit-based learning

Some students do not like “group assessment”. Is the answer individual assessment or improved management of group-based practices?

December 2017 Symposium Universities and Climate Change: The Role of Climate Change Research and Projects in Fostering Climate Action  Educating students and their future employers to minimise climate impacts through cost effective environmental management strategies
September 2017 Fifth International Conference - Efficiency, Sustainable Business and Sustainable Economic Development Using a financial strategy to stimulate a company’s environmental strategy.
September 2017 2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation (WSCCA-2017) Attitudes, ability and willingness: Rethinking split-incentives of non-domestic building tenure to overcome energy inertia
June 2017 UW Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

Student Engagement Beyond The Curriculum: Sharing Experiences Of the VRA Programme from Student and Staff Perspectives

Evaluation of students’ experience of team-based experiential learning through the collaborative Student as Partners (SAP) Project

April 2017 Chartered Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Bristol. Evaluation of students’ experience of team-based experiential learning through the collaborative Student as Partners (SAP) Project
April 2017 World Symposium on Sustainability Science: Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, MMU, Manchester. Promoting Education for Sustainable Development through Game Based Learning.
September 2016 World Symposium On Sustainable Development At Universities, MIT, Boston Evolution of an interactive on line magazine for engaging students from multiple disciplines in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
June 2016 UW Annual Learning and Teaching Conference The role of ‘edutainment’ in Education for Sustainable Development
April 2016 Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom, MMU Energy Management in UK Non-domestic Buildings - A New Perspective to Provoke Reduced Carbon Emissions

External Roles

External Examiner for Teesside University

Associate Editor for the Journal of Sustainability Research