• Gosford Street, William Morris

    CV1 5DL Coventry

    United Kingdom

  • 217 Citations
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Personal profile


Heather has been Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at Coventry University since 2017. Previous roles include Director of Christ Church Business School (2012-2017), Director of the Centre for International Transport Management at London Metropolitan University, Head of Consultancy for the Global Policy Research Institute, and a professional career as a Chartered Accountant.

An active researcher, Heather has expertise in international business, finance and logistics, and has served as a specialist advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee for Transport.  She is a member of the editorial board of ‘Maritime Policy and Management’ and was co-editor for 10 years from 2007-2017. She was Master of the Worshipful Company of World Traders livery in 2014 and remains well connected in the business community.

She is a member of the Chartered ABS Council and Vice Chair of the Learning Teaching and Student Experience Committee.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, London Guildhall University

MSc, Brunel University

Degree, Lancaster University

External positions

Council Member and Trustee, Chartered Association of Business Schools

Nov 2017 → …

Board Member, Maritime Policy and Management

2017 → …

Master, Worshipful Company of World Traders


Editor, Maritime Policy and Management


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shipping Earth & Environmental Sciences
employability Social Sciences
Blended Learning Social Sciences
foreign exchange Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
industry Social Sciences
exchange rate Earth & Environmental Sciences
dollar Social Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2019

Graduate employability, skills development and the UK’s Universities Business Challenge competition: A self-determined learning perspective

McLaughlin, H., Fearon, C., Van Vuuren, W. & Nachmias, S., 11 Feb 2019, In : Studies in Higher Education. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Container transport network for sustainable development in South Korea

Li, K., Park, T-J., Lee, T. W., McLaughlin, H. & Shi, W., 7 Oct 2018, In : Sustainability. 10, 10, 16 p., 3575.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
transport network
South Korea
Sustainable development
9 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution of green shipping research: themes and methods

Shi, W., Xiao, Y., Chen, Z., McLaughlin, H. & Li, K., 27 Jun 2018, In : Maritime Policy and Management. 45, 7, p. 863-876 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Freight transportation
maritime transportation
6 Citations (Scopus)

Personal values, social capital, and higher education student career decidedness: a new ‘protean’-informed model

Fearon, C., Nachmias, S., McLaughlin, H. & Jackson, S., 2018, In : Studies in Higher Education. 43, 2, p. 269-291 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social capital
business school

The Workforce and the Labour Market

McLaughlin, H. & Fearon, C., May 2018, Managing Human Resources in the Shipping Industry: Aspects of HRM and Knowledge Management. Fei, J. (ed.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access