Dr Kate Pike
Kate is an associate professor and senior research fellow at Southampton Solent University in the Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering. Kate is an experienced maritime researcher focusing on the human side of shipping, particularly seafarers' welfare, management and leadership, gender issues, sustainability and safety culture. She has recently led the Gender, Empowerment and Multicultural Crews (GEM) project, sponsored by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust with teams in the UK, China and Nigeria. Kate’s research is predominantly industry linked and fundamentally aligns itself with the unique expertise niche at Southampton Solent University, where seafarers' welfare and safety are prominent and vital to the success of the cadets trained at Warsash Maritime Academy (which is part of the University). Kate also heads up the Women in International Shipping and Trade Associations (WISTA) UK Southampton group, a regional support network predominantly for women in senior roles within the maritime industry.
Emma is a research officer at Southampton Solent University with over two years' experience working on international maritime research projects. Emma’s work focuses largely on the human aspect of shipping, exploring areas such as welfare and safety at sea. The Gender, Empowerment and Multicultural Crews (GEM) project is an example of a research project Emma has assisted with. This project was carried out in the UK, China and Nigeria and examined potential barriers and issues that can be faced by both female seafarers and multicultural crews whilst operating on board. Emma has additionally assisted with the completion of a consultancy research project for HELM operations exploring safety culture on board, as well as assisting with the pilot study conducted as part of this Effective Crew Project. She was awarded a BSc in Geography with Environmental Studies at Southampton Solent University.
Karen has in excess of 15 years’ experience developing managers, leaders and professionals through facilitation, training, 1:1 coaching and assessment. She has a passion for developing people which is evident in her positive, enthusiastic and supportive style of delivery. She has extensive experience of consulting across a wide range of industry sectors, both in the UK and abroad.
Karen’s expertise traverses the maritime industry and corporate world, where she provides management and leadership development as well as team building and coaching to a wide range of clients. Karen has consulted on a wide range of projects including interviewing for data collection, employee surveys and in 2015 undertook research into identifying the causes of high crew turnover within the superyacht industry. Impact Crew, founded by Karen, is regularly invited to speak at conferences and Captain’s forums. Determined to provide professional leadership development for the maritime industry, Karen has become involved in the design and delivery of the MCA HELM (human element, leadership and management) courses.
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Chris Wincott is the founder-director of NJC Associates Ltd. Specialising in working with clients to design and implement programmes developing the performance of individual managers and management teams. Significant experience in management and leadership development projects in the shipping and marine industry with both sea and shore based personnel. Chris has UK and international experience delivering events for clients in Europe, Singapore, India, Philippines, Middle East and Russia.