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Dr Peter Hill

Programme Director - Postgraduate Business and Tourism

Dr Peter Hill

Email: peter.hill@stmarys.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8240 4371

About Research

Biography

Dr Peter Hill has a PhD in Social Policy (Warwick), an MSc in Public Policy and Programme Management (Bradford), a PGCHE (Roehampton) and a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Keele). Dr Hill is a Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Teaching

  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Human Resources Management
  • Research Methods in Business and Management
  • Applied Research Skills
  • Research Project
  • Introduction to Management Theory
  • International Management
  • Consultancy/Research Report (MSc Dissertation)

Research

Dr Hill is research active, his current research focuses on policy evaluation, especially the quantification of social value. Broader research interests include strategic management, project and programme management, labour and welfare economics, public and social policy.

PhD Supervision

Dr Hill is keen to supervise research projects of PhD students which fit within any of his research interests. Please contact him by emailing peter.hill@stmarys.ac.uk if you would like to discuss your proposed project further.

Current MPhil/PhD:

SS – value co-creation in retail

RA – Chinese neo-imperialism in Nigeria

AG – Rollout of broadband in Nigeria

SK – UK local government and modern day slavery

Professional practice

Dr Hill is a former Unitary Authority and Town Councillor in Bracknell. He lead Bracknell Town Council’s Carbon Reduction Working Group which was working to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint. He also sat on various other committees and working groups.  Dr Hill provides consultancy services to local authorities and other organisations looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

Dr Hill is also Director of Policy and a Professorial Fellow at the Parliament Street think tank where he regularly contributes to policy research. Dr Hill was also co-founder and Partner at Hügel Learning LLP, an online training provider, and sits on the Board of Governance at The London College (Cranford).

Memberships and affiliations

  • Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Research activity including grants

  • January 2020. ESRC Peer Review – Research Grants (Open Call).
  • January 2020. ESRC Peer Review – Research Grants (Open Call).
  • November 2019. ESRC Peer Review – Research Grants (Open Call)
  • July, 2019. Membership Award from The Society for Cost Analysis and Forecasting for the best feedback on a research presentation. 
  • June 2019. ESRC Peer Review – SDAI Open Call.
  • June 2019. ESRC Peer Review – New Investigator Grants.
  • May 2019: ESRC Peer Review – New Investigator Grants.
  • January 2018 – April 2019. Member of Association for Project Management Academic Advisory Panel for “Research to estimate the contribution of projects and project management to the UK economy” conducted by Price Waterhouse Cooper.
  • February 2019. Association for Project Management Research Fund 2019. £5,000. Title of project: International ethics: projects across boundaries. Grant application Unsuccessful.
  • January 2019. Power to Change Research Grant Scheme 2019. £40,000. The innovative delivery of health and social care in rural communities in England. Grant application unsuccessful.
  • January 2019: ESRC Peer Review – Grant Academic Scheme.
  • January 2019: Peer review. MRC UKRI Future Leadership Fellowships Scheme. Title of project: Public Sector Employment and Wages: New Evidence and Theory.
  • Hill, P. (2018). Making Paying Taxes Less Taxing. Parliament Street.
  • November 2018: ESRC Peer Review – Centre Resource Academic Scheme.
  • October 2018. ESRC Peer Reviewer – Grant Academic Scheme. 
  • Summer 2018. Member of Evaluator Panel. Next-Gen Games in Physical Spaces Challenge. IoT Open Innovation Lab.  Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Spring 2018. Association for Project Management Research Fund Grant 2018, £10,000. How will government policy, specifically on Brexit and the UK Industrial Strategy affect the project management industry and profession? Grant application unsuccessful. 
  • ESRC New Investigator Grant. £300,000. The dynamics of target setting in education, educational failure and the UK ‘Productivity Gap’. Grant application unsuccessful. 
  • April 2017 – December 2017, Member of Editorial Panel, Journal of Contemporary Development and Management Studies. London Churchill College in association with the University of Bedfordshire.
  • Institute of Economic Affairs. June 2017. £1,200. Commissioned project. Labour Market Survey of Academic Economists.
  • Association for Project Management Research Fund Grant, January 2016, £5,000. Grant Awarded. Research project September 2016 – February 2017. Title of research project: The quantification of social costs and benefits from public and third sector projects/programmes.
  • November 2015 – June 2017, Reviewer, Warwick Sociology Journal
  • October 2015 – June 2017. Member of Editorial Board. Law, Social Justice and Global Development Journal, University of Warwick.
  • June 2015. Academic freedom in the era of student voice. Workshop ran at Roehampton Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Roehampton, London.

Publications, Presentations and Media Appearances

  • Hill, P. (2019). Tackling knife crime through after-school activities. Parliament Street. 
  • Hill, P. (October 2019). Uniting the Kingdom – Policy beyond Brexit.  Invited guest to discussion panel on education, social security and job creation. Houses of Parliament, 15th October 2019.
  • Hill, P. & Sullivan, P. (2019). Green Capitalism. Research Paper. London: Parliament Street.
  • Hill, P. (2019). Bracknell Town Council's Carbon Reduction Working Group – using data to inform effective policy. Conference presentation at: Data for Policy 2019. “Digital Trust and Personal Data”. 11-12th June 2019. University College London, UK.
  • Hill, P. (2019). Bracknell Town Council's Carbon Reduction Working Group – using data to inform effective policy. Discussion paper presented to Data for Policy 2019. “Digital Trust and Personal Data”. 11-12th June 2019. University College London, UK. 
  • Hill, P. (2019). Reducing Bracknell Town Council’s carbon footprint: Evidence based policy in local government.Conference presentation at: EHSS Festival of Research. St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. 31st May 2019.
  • Hill, P. (2019). Brexit. Invited speaker to students from Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania, USA at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. 6th March 2019.
  • Hill. P. (2019). Reducing Bracknell Town Council’s Carbon Footprint – leading the way for others. Invited guest speaker. Easthampstead Rotary Club, Bracknell. 25th February 2019.
  • Invited Guest and Panel Member on behalf of Parliament Street. London Live Debate. [TV Programme]. London Live, 16th September 2018.
  • Hill, P. (2018). Wraparound care and the exclusion of mothers from the workplace. Parliament Street. 
  • Hill, P. (2018). The importance of conventions: A Critical Evaluation of Current Practice in Social Cost Benefit Analysis. Conference Presentation at: Society for Cost Analysis and Forecasting. 11th September 2018. Royal United Services Institute, UK.
  • Hill, P (2018). Hügel Learning LLP: An e-learning business case study. Conference Presentation at: Enhance, Engage and Enrich: New teaching and learning practices conference. Royal Holloway University of London. 25thMay 2018.
  • Hill, P. (2017). The future of Health Overview and Scrutiny in England. Journal of Contemporary Development & Management Studies. Vol. 5. No. 2. pp. 101-104.
  • Hill, P. (2017). Student retention at an Alternative Provider: a case study. Journal of Contemporary Development & Management Studies. Vol. 5. No. 2. pp. 162-165.
  • Hill, P. (2017). A Guide to Project Management. New York: Business Expert Press.
  • Hill, P. (2017). The importance of conventions: A Critical Evaluation of Current Practice in Social Cost Benefit Analysis. Conference Presentation at: Putting Social Science into Project Management. 9th November 2017. University College London, UK.
  • Hill. P. (2017). The importance of conventions: A Critical Evaluation of Current Practice in Social Cost Benefit Analysis. APM Research Fund Series. Princes Risborough: Association for Project Management.
  • Hill, P. (August 2017). Improving student retention: A research-informed response. Conference on student retention. London Churchill College. 1st August 2017.
  • Hill, P. (June 2017). Brexit: One Year On. Invited guest to discussion panel with Parliament Street think tank. King’s College London. 23rd June 2017.
  • Hill, P. (2017). Labour market interventions – government failure verses market failure. Invited guest speaker. IEA Economic Conferences April 2017. Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate.
  • Hill, P. (2017). Why conventions matter: A critical evaluation of ‘value for money’ models. Project Journal. Issue: 292. pp. 71-72. Autumn 2017 Princes Risborough: Association for Project Management.
  • Hill, P. (2016). Working Hard or Hardly Working? Evaluating New Labour’s active labour market policy 1997-2010. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Warwick.
  • Hill, P. (2016). Working Hard or Hardly working? Evaluating New Labour’s active labour market policy 1997-2010. Poster presentation at: Data for Policy 2016. “Frontiers of Data Science for Government: Ideas, Practices and Projections”. 15-16th September 2016. Cambridge University, UK. 
  • Hill, P. (2016). Working Hard or Hardly working? Evaluating New Labour’s active labour market policy 1997-2010. Discussion paper presented to Data for Policy 2016. “Frontiers of Data Science for Government: Ideas, Practices and Projections”. 15-16th September 2016. Cambridge University, UK. 
  • Hill, P. (2015). Welfare reform: Time for time limits?  London: Adam Smith Institute URL = www.adamsmith.org/news/report-5-year-limit-on-jsa-will-boost-employment-and-cut-welfare-spending/
  • Hill, P. (July 2015). History of the Conservative and Unionist Party. Invited guest speaker. Garth Hill College, Bracknell.
  • Hill, P. (2014). Working hard or hardly working: Evaluating New Labour’s labour market reform agenda. Presented to the University of Roehampton Business School Centre for Organisational Research, Roehampton, London, 26th February 2014 
  • Hill, P. (2013). Radical reform or path dependency in action?: The UK’s welfare reforms. Public Money & Management. Vol. 33. No. 3. pp. 218 – 220.
  • Hill, P. (2013). A libertarian solution to the welfare state we’re in? London: Adam Smith Institute. [research paper]
  • Hill, P. (2013). In it for the money? Understanding motivation amongst students of business. Developments in Higher Education learning and teaching. London: University of Roehampton. Vol. 3. pp. 39 – 47.
  • Hill, P. (2012). Unemployment in the United Kingdom: Tackling contributing factors to the recycling of workers between insecure work and Job Seeker’s Allowance. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. 
  • Hill, P. (2010). Control in Command Economies. Vox: The Student Journal of Politics, Economics and Philosophy. Issue 12. pp. 17-20. 
  • Hill. P. (2009). Welfare reform in the UK: Tackling contributing factors to the recycling of workers between short-term insecure work and Job Seeker’s Allowance. M.Sc. University of Bradford.

Journalistic and blog articles


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