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Karen is the Business School's UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion and is committed to embedding responsible management education into teaching and research. She is passionate about supporting students' self-discovery in the sense-making called for in 21st-century business leadership.  

Karen holds a BA (Hons) and MSc in Tourism and Environmental Management and later pursued a PhD in Sustainable Supply Chain Management in UK Tour Operations. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and acts as a teaching mentor. Driven by a strong practitioner focus in research activities, she is currently researching teaching pedagogies to equip students with the mindset and competencies to effectively balance the requirements of responsible management.    



Level 5: Sustainability in Business 

Level 6: Managing Change, UG Dissertation supervision 

Level 7: Leadership, Sustainability and Ethics (Executive MBA), Leadership in Organisations (MSc), Principles of Responsible Management (MSc), PG Dissertation supervision 

Level 8: PhD and DBA supervision and examination



  • University Champion for the United Nations 'Principles of Responsible Management Education' (PRME) (2021)
  • Faculty Academic Development Committee (2021)
  • Faculty Ethical Scrutiny Panel (2021) 
  • Academic member of the  University Sustainability and Social Justice Committee (2020)
  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice (CMDA) - Course Tutor (2020) 



  • Invited Speaker - Competencies and Mindset in Responsible Management and Leadership - Amity University (India) Mega International Lecture Series  (2021)
  • Invited Speaker - Leadership Styles and Values - on behalf of the IC Global Partnership (2021)
  • Project co-ordinator Higher Education Innovation Fund - SDG for SME workshop event (2021)

  • Faculty Outstanding Lecturer of the Year Award - nominee and finalist (2021)

  • Project co-ordinator - The UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Mobility Programme. University of Winchester and Amity University (2021)
  • Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Writing Competition - Panel Judge (2021) 
  • Carbon Literacy Trust Standard Certified (2020)
  • Guest workshop for Université Savoie Mont Blanc PhD Summer School: Sustainable Supply Chain Management in UK Tour Operations (2020)



  • Associate Editor-in-Chief - International Journal of Business and Research Management (2021)
  • Communications Lead - Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Steering Group for Climate Change and the Environment Working Group  (2021)


  • British Academy of Management 
  • PRME Sustainability Mindset Working Group
  • PRME Climate Change and the Environment Working Group     



-Cripps, K. (2021) 'Book Review - Leading with Love: Rehumanising the Workplace' by Blakeley, K. and Blakeley, C. (2021) Oxon: Routledge, in Leadership   Vol. 0(0) 14 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/17427150211050439

Cripps, K. (forthcoming) ‘Book Review - Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development: An Integrative Perspective’ by Rayman-Bacchus, L. and Walsh, P.R. (2021) Oxon: Routledge, in Journal of General Management  


Cripps, K. (2021) ‘Book Review Tourism and Terrorism’ Tourism, Terrorism and Security: Tourism Security, Safety and Post Conflict Destinations’ by Korstanje, M. and Séraphin, H. (eds) (2020). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited, in Journal of Tourism, Heritage and Services Marketing 7(2) 74-76


Schwartz, K. (2005) ‘Book Review: Corporate Futures: Social Responsibility in the Tourism Industry’ by Kalisch, A. for Tourism Concern. Tourism Management 26 (2), pp.296-297   https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2003.11.012



 Cripps, K. (2022) ‘Children as eco-literate tourists: the contribution of Outdoor Residential Centres in the UK’ in Séraphin, H. Children in Tourism. Bingley: Emerald Publishing



Cripps, K. (2021) ‘How Covid-19 has affected overnight school trips and why this matters’. The Conversation.  https://theconversation.com/how-covid-19-has-affected-overnight-school-trips-and-why-this-matters-159300



Walmsley, A., Cripps, K. &  Hine, C. (2020)  'Generation Z and Hospitality Careers in the UK'. Hospitality and Society. Vol. 10 No.2, pp.173-195   https://doi.org/10.1386/hosp_00019_1


Schwartz, K., Tapper, R. & Font, X. (2008) ‘A Framework for Sustainable Supply Chain Management in Tour Operations’ Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 16 (3), 298 - 314   https://doi.org/10.1080/09669580802154108


Tapper, R., Font, X., Schwartz. K. & Kornilaki, M. (2008) ‘The Challenges of Sustainable Supply Chain Management in a Service Sector: the Tourism Experience’ Business Strategy and the Environment, 17, pp. 260-271     https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.527



(Entered under maiden name of Schwartz)


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