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Stavros Karamperidis

Assistant Professor in Shipping and International Logistics, Heriot-Watt University

Stavros joined Newcastle University in September 2008 to conduct a master entitled: International Agricultural and Food Marketing (MSc). After completing his master he had been working for three months as a research associate for Newcastle University in a project entitled: “An exploratory investigation of the factors affecting costs and efficiencies of shipping bulk commodities in the context of extended global agricultural supply chains”. Stavros as authentic Greek has a passion for sea and ships. He was awarded with a doctoral studentship from the Prime Maritime Foundation to continue his studies and conduct a PhD at the school of Marine Science and Technology of Newcastle University in February 2010. The research title of his studies was “Development of an Index for Maritime Container Transport Costs, Connectivity and Risks for the UK”. After completing his PhD he worked for the EPSRC funded project: Low Carbon Shipping (March 2013-May 2013) as a research assistant at Newcastle University, while he worked as research fellow in Transport and Logistics, at the Centre for Transport Research, University of Aberdeen (June 2013-November 2013). Since November 2013 he is a Lecturer in Shipping and International Logistics at Heriot Watt University.

Prior his involvement with academia Stavros held various roles as a manager of a food chain project for the multinational company Bayer CropScience and as a manager of a certification company called “Stafylos”. Stavros has also worked in an advertising company called X-treme and as a marketing analyst for the radio station Kiss Fm.
Research interests

Stavros is also a visiting lecturer at the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University. His primarily research interests are in maritime transport systems and logistics, indices development, container flows & transhipment, maritime connectivity, performance measurement in supply chains, measurement of environmental impact and maritime economics. Stavros also has a research interest in correlations between markets and the maritime sector.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Shipping and International Logistics, Heriot Watt University