Personal profile


Dr Stavros Karamperidis is an Assistant Professor in Shipping and International Logistics. For over 6 years, before joining Heriot Watt University, he worked in a range of companies from SME's to large multinationals.


Research interest

My prime research interests are in shipping and ports logistics, transport performance measurement and indices development. I also have a research interest in circular economy business support and engagement to deliver environmental and financial benefits.


Research and Project funding

Current projects:

£ 43,500 James Watt Scholarships. PhD Study: Understanding the Role of Port Relationships for Port Performance - A Social Capital Perspective, 2016-2018, PI.

£ 50,000 Adding value to remanufacturing through reverse logistics, 2016-2017, PI.

£ 9,663 Increase knowledge and visibility in remanufacturing process of Turbo Guy company, 2016, PI.

£ 10,000 Montrose Port Authority. North East Scottish ports strategic market diversification from oil industry: The case of Montrose port, 2017, PI.

£ 38,790 Pilot study for collection of small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Glasgow, 2017-2018, PI.

£ 27,165 To support Turbo Guy's growth ambitions by enhancing business development capabilities, developing a new brand identity and business model, 2017-2018, CoI.

£27, 662 To support CCL North's growth ambitions by enhancing business development capabilities, developing a new brand identity and business model, 2017-2018, PI.


Previous research projects evolvement:

- Smart Micro-logistics for the Rural Economy (SMiLE), Aberdeen University.

- Low Carbon Shipping, Newcastle University.

- An exploratory investigation of the factors affecting costs and efficiencies of shipping bulk commodities in the context of extended global agricultural supply chains, Newcastle University.


Professional Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), Heriot-Watt University, UK, 2016

PhD in index development for maritime container transport costs, connectivity and risks for the UK, Newcastle University, UK, 2013

MSc in International Agricultural and Food Marketing, Newcastle University, UK, Merit, 2009

BSc in Agriculturist, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, Distinction, 2007


- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

- Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (and Member of the Scottish committee board)

- Member of the International Association of Maritime Economists

- Member of the Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists

- Member of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece



Course leader:

Shipping and Ports Operations (C11MO), Postgraduate.

Maritime Business and Economics (C11MU), Postgraduate.

Strategies for Managing Supply Chains (C11LS), Postgraduate.

Part of courses delivery team:

Research Philosophy (C11BU), Postgraduate.

Business Research (C19RH), Undergraduate.


Supervision the best MSc Logistics Dissertation of the Year 2016 for UK and Ireland, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.


I am also a guest lecturer at Newcastle University and I am regularly invited to deliver guest lectures at Merchant Maritime Academies.



Stavros is responsible for the social activities of the PG students for the school of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University. 

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Research Output 2010 2016

A dynamic capabilities perspective on first mover advantages of Norway in the Northern Sea Route

Bareksten Solvang, H., Karamperidis, S., Valantasis-Kanellos, N. & Song, D-W. 25 Aug 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

disaster management
literature review

Operations Management

Bititci, U. S. & Karamperidis, S. 2016 Enterprise and Its Business Environment. Arshed, N., McFarlane, J. & MacIntosh, R. (eds.). Goodfellow, p. 169-194 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Why cruise liners could be a crucial part of the response to national disasters

Karamperidis, S. 23 Sep 2016 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


Activities 2008 2017

  • 28 Participation in conference
  • 12 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Other

8th Marine Money London Ship Finance Forum

Karamperidis, S. (Speaker)
25 Jan 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists 2016

Karamperidis, S. (Speaker)
23 Aug 201626 Aug 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

21st Annual Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference

Karamperidis, S. (Speaker)
7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

7th Marine Money London Ship Finance Forum

Karamperidis, S. (Invited speaker)
27 Jan 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

13th Annual Young Professionals Conference

Karamperidis, S. (Invited speaker)
31 Mar 2015

Activity: Participation in conference