Dr. Fernando Correia has over 15 years of
professional and academic experience in sustainability related
fields. Having started his career as an Ecologist, Fernando
then worked for several years in the third sector for a Regional
Development NGO, before moving to the UK to complete doctoral
studies at the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Leeds
Metropolitan University. He developed his PhD research on the
implementation of the ‘European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in
Protected Areas’ across Europe, and he is an experienced consultant
on sustainable tourism in several international contexts. He is
also a regular visiting lecturer at the International University of
Andalucia, Spain, on the post-graduate degree “Knowledge and
Innovation applied to Sustainable Strategic Management in Tourism
Before moving to Hull, Fernando was a Research
Fellow at the University of Exeter Business School, Centre for
Leadership Studies, working on the interdisciplinary project “Clear
About Carbon – Supporting Cornwall’s Transition to the Low Carbon
Economy”. This ESF/Convergence-funded project focused on the
development of leadership and management skills for low carbon
procurement and supply chain management, and has received several
regional and national awards for its impact on policy and practice,
- Winner at the ESF-ITM Final Awards for Best
Mainstreaming Project (2013)
- Winner of the Innovation Group category at
Cornwall Works WISE Awards (2012)
- Winner of ESF Sustainable Development
Specialist Project Leader Award (2011)
More recently, Fernando championed the set up
of an innovative inter-disciplinary and international research
network on Tourism, Wellbeing and Ecosystem Services (TObeWELL
project, EU COST Action IS1204). This network will be running from
2013-2016, and Fernando represents both HUBS and the UK in its
PhD (Leeds Metropolitan University), BSc and
MSc (University of Coimbra)
- Leadership and management for sustainability
and the low-carbon economy
- Sustainable procurement and supply chain
- Sustainable, rural and nature-based
- Tourism, wellbeing and ecosystem
- Sustainability indicators and
- Resilience theory and complex adaptive
Current and past research projects and
- 2012-(2016): TObeWELL - Tourism,
Wellbeing and Ecosystem Services, in collaboration with Prof.
Gareth Show, University of Exeter Business School. Funding by COST–
European Science Foundation / Action IS1204. (http://www.tobewell.eu/ )
- 2009-2012: “Clear About Carbon –
Supporting Cornwall’s Transition to the Low Carbon Economy”, with
Professor Annie Pye, Professor Mickey Howard, and Dr. Beverley
Hawkins. Funding by European Social Fund / Convergence.
- 2009 -2011: STEPPA –Sustainable Tourism in
Enterprises, Parks and Protected Areas , in collaboration with
Leeds Metropolitan University and University of Eastern Finland.
Funding by the European Commission’s “Competitiveness and
Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)” - “Knowledge networks for the
competitiveness and sustainability of European Tourism”.
- 2005 - EU Marie Curie training grant.
“EASY-ECO - Evaluation of Sustainability". Training programme for
young researchers on Sustainability Evaluation. Run by
Research Institute for Managing Sustainability – Vienna University
of Economics and Business Administration, and Regional
Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe - REC
Dr. Correia is currently co-supervising David
McNeil (European Centre for Environment and Human Health) on a
CUC-ESF funded research on “Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Isles
of Scilly: Towards Benefits Realisation”.
- Correia, F; Hawkins, B; Howard, M; and Pye,
A. (2013) “Low Carbon Procurement: An Emerging Agenda” Journal of
Purchasing and Supply Management, Volume 19, Number 1, pp.
- Correia F., Pye A. Hawkins B., Howard M.,
Ramsay S. (2011) Clear About Carbon: Leading Change in Procurement
for Cornish Supply Chains The European Financial Review, Dec
- (Book Chapter) Correia, F. 2010. The European
Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas: different
perspectives and experiences. In Lopez, D. ed. Turismo y Gestion de
Espacios Protegidos. Valencia: Editorial Tirant lo Blanch, pp.
- Huijbens, E.H., Correia, F. Peeters, P.,
Dłużewska, A. (2013) Tourism, Wellbeing and Ecosystem Services.
Commodification and conservation? RGS-IBG Annual International
Conference. London, 28th-30th August 2013.
- Correia et al. 2011. Low Carbon Procurement:
An Emerging Agenda. The 20th Annual IPSERA Conference
(International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research
Association: Vision 20/20 - Preparing today for tomorrow’s
challenges. Maastricht, Netherlands 10-13 April.
- Correia F., Hawkins B., Howard M., Lamming
R., Pye A. (2011) Low Carbon Procurement: An Emerging Agenda. 20th
Annual IPSERA Conference (International Purchasing and Supply
Education and Research Association. Vision 20/20 - Preparing today
for tomorrow’s challenges, Maastricht, Netherlands.
- Hawkins B., Pye A., Correia F., Howard M. and
Lamming R. (2011) Ethical complexities in low carbon leadership.
International Studying Leadership Conference, Bristol.
- Hawkins B., Pye A., Correia F., Lamming R.,
Howard M. (2010) Clumsy Ethics: Leading change for sustainable
procurement. British Academy of Management Conference 2010,
- Correia, F., Font, X. and Long, J. 2006. The
European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas.
Cutting Edge Research in Tourism: New Directions, Challenges and
Applications. June 2006, University of Surrey.
Policy and Practitiner Reports
- Ramsay S, Correia F (2013). “Carbon Matters,
Explorations in Low Carbon Procurement”. Final report of project
‘Clear About Carbon, Supporting Cornwall’s Transition to a Low
Carbon Economy’. University of Exeter Business School/ Centre for
Leadership Studies ESF/Convergence. (Accessible through
- Correia F, Font X (2011) Sustainable
Tourism in Enterprises, Parks and Protected Areas: Proposals for an
Evaluation, Auditing and Validation Approach of Charter Part II
Partnership Systems. EUROPARC Federation. (available at:
- Correia F, Font X (2011) Sustainable
Tourism in Enterprises, Parks and Protected Areas: Proposal to
Harmonize and Accredit Charter Part II (CP2) Certification
Programmes at European Level. EUROPARC Federation (available at:
- Republic of Mozambique, Ministry of Tourism.
2009. “Tourism Development Plan for the ‘Parque Nacional das
Quirimbas’, A general overview for investors.” Project Team: Tapper
R, Buncle T, Rissik D, Rohrbach S, Saferi A, Omar AH, Correia FML,
Mills A, McIntyre C.
- Capellà, J; Ballbé, I; Correia, F. 2009.
Estratègia de Desenvolupament de Turisme de Natura a Catalunya,
vinculat als Espais Naturals (Nature-Tourism Development Strategy
for the Natural Protected Areas of Catalonia ). DCB Turisme i
Desenvolupament Local. Secretaria de Comerç i Turisme, Generalitat
de Catalunya, Department d’Innovació, Universitats i Empresa.
- Howard M, Jeanrenaud S, Correia F (2012),
“Desso and the Cradle-to-Cradle® Challenge: Rethinking Carpet as a
Closed-loop Supply System”. Available at http://www.ecch.com,
- Correia F et al. (2013) “Carbon Choices:
Cornwall’s ‘Sustainable Bus Shelters’. Correia F et al (2013)
“ProRail and the creation of the CO2-PerformaceLadder” Correia F et
al (2013) SKAO and the future development of the CO2
Performanceladder Correia F et al (2013) Almere and the application
of the CO2 Performanceladder (All available at http://business-
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of Association of Sustainability
Associate of Sustainable Travel
Visiting lecturer at the International
University of Andalucia, Spain