Dr Kay Emblen-Perry

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Learning & Teaching Co-ordinator & Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Management

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.

Kays specialisation is in Sustainable Management including Environmental Management and Justice, Social Responsibility and Economic Sustainability. Her latest research projects involve enhancing Education for Sustainable Development through edutainment and improving energy efficiency and conservation activities within small and medium businesses.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Specialist Teaching Areas:  

Sustainability including Environmental Management and Justice, Social Responsibility, Economic Sustainability and Sustainable Management Operations Management including Purchasing Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing


Specialist Research Areas:

Energy Research

• 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


Learning and Teaching Research

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

• Group based learning, teaching and assessment including staff and student experience including maximizing student value and effective approaches to

Professional Bodies

IUSDRP

IEMA

RETA

BAM

Publications

Publications

Energy Research:

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

Emblen-Perry, K. and Duckers, L. (2017) Energy Management in UK Non-Domestic Buildings - a New Perspective to Provoke Reduced Carbon Emissions. In: Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom. World Sustainability Series. Springer International Publishing, Dordrecht.

Emblen-Perry, Kay (2016) Building Owner vs. Energy User: A Split Incentive for Energy Reduction. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken.

Learning and Teaching Research:

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

Emblen-Perry K. (2017) Promoting Education for Sustainability through Game-Based Learning: Using the Sustainable Strategies Game to Improve Students’ Knowledge and Skills of Sustainable Business Practices. In: Leal Filho W. (eds) Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research. World Sustainability Series. Springer, Cham.

Emblen-Perry K., Evans S., Boom K., Corbett W., Weaver L. (2017) Evolution of an Interactive Online Magazine for Students, Academics and Expert Practitioners, to Engage Students from Multiple Disciplines in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). In: Leal Filho W., Skanavis C., do Paço A., Rogers J., Kuznetsova O., Castro P. (eds) Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education. World Sustainability Series. Springer, Cham. 

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