*NEW* A More Detailed Programme Outline can now be downloaded by clicking: Euroma Forum programme outline

*NEW* Parallel Sessions Programme can now be downloaded by clicking: Forum Programme Parallel Sessions pdf version2  

Plenary Speakers

  • Stuart Walker - Professor of Design for Sustainability, Lancaster University
  • Catherine Weetman - Director, Re-think Solutions: and Vice-Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Forum, CILT
  • Tim Pilch - Leader of Pentland Brands' Ethical Trading team 
  • John Peters - Director of GSE Research and Greenleaf Publishing
  • Lingxuan Liu- former China Co-ordinator at The Sustainability Consortium, Arizona; and joined Lancaster’s Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business in mid-March 2016

Special Session

Innovative Engaged Methodologies - Special Session Monday 11th April 13.30-15.00

The special session is a platform to discuss the methodological aspects of research that has a positive impact on society and the environment. The research methods presented all reflect a level of engagement with stakeholders (for example, Action Research or participatory and collaborative approaches), in contrast to more mainstream observation-driven approaches, such as surveys and case studies.

In addition to paper presentations, the special session features:

  • A keynote address by Dr. Tom Wakeford (Coventry University) who has experience in tackling local and global challenges in public science around themes such as food security, inclusive health, diversity and sustainability. During twenty years as a participatory action researcher, he has engaged people in contributions to transform research and practice across a range of fields.
  • A contribution by Dr. Beverly Wagner (University of Strathclyde) who, as editor-in-chief of Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, will offer her perspective on publishing innovative engaged research in top journals. 

The accompanying special stream (Monday 11th April 15.30 - 17.00) showcases some practical examples of empirical research that relies on the application engaged research methods.

The intention of these sessions is to open a methodological conversation that can help foster the engagement of sustainability orientated researchers with stakeholders, thereby strengthening their collaboration with research users.

We look forward to seeing many of you contribute to these topical sessions!

Lucy McCarthy, Anne Touboulic & Carsten Reuter (Special Session organisers)

Parallel Sessions format

Working paper for round table discussion:  In round table discussions, groups of two or three papers with a similar theme have been selected for consideration together.  Each will be briefly discussed in turn, but the main aim of the session will be to share ideas with the audience to develop research themes and methodologies in that area and, where appropriate, to explore potential collaborations.   Each author will be assigned to read the paper of at least one of the other co-authors, with all authors and the session chairperson encouraged to read all papers for the session.   All participants and authors are encouraged to attend the full round table discussion session.

Full paper for formal presentation: Full papers will be presented formally in a 30 minute slot, with the usual question/answer session at the end for individual papers.  Participants may wish to move between rooms during sessions to hear different formal presentations in different rooms.  Therefore the full papers are scheduled in parallel to facilitate delegate movement.

Conference Dinner - Monday 11th April

The conference dinner will be held at The Midland Hotel Morecambe, with beautiful views over Morecambe Bay looking towards the Lake District. The menu offers local produce, including Morecambe Bay Shrimps and Cumbrian Beef.  The cost of the dinner is included in the Forum Fee; and a coach will be provided to transport delegates from the University Campus and Lancaster City Centre to the Dinner Venue.