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Scholarly biography

Scholarly biography

Prior to joining the University, Harvey worked in a variety of strategic operational roles for UK based national food retailers. He holds an MA in Learning and Development, an MSc in Food Policy, Postgraduate Certificates in Research Methods and Academic Practice and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Since joining the school Harvey has focused on the ongoing development of our retail and food-related course provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His personal research interests focus primarily on Food Street Markets where he is working on completing his PhD at the Centre for Food Policy at City University, London. His other interests include: Pop-Up retailing, Food and Retail SMEs, Retailer branding, Community food projects, Sustainable food supply chains and UK urban agriculture.

Harvey has completed a wide range of consultancy and knowledge transfer activities that have helped to inform and update our taught portfolio. Past projects have included successfully completing 3 'A' Rated Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) with food SMEs (including Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow), two national research projects on behalf of the Institute of Customer Service and hospitality evaluations for Tourism South East. More recently he has completed an ESRC funded KTP with ST Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne, a BBSRC funded project in collaboration with Sussex University on food satiety and TSB funded innovation voucher work with Tablehurst Farm and Source BMX, Europe's largest online BMX retailer.

Harvey is an active member of the Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network (BSUFN) and is currently working on the development of sustainable food tourism planning projects within East Sussex. He has recently published book chapters on retailing at the Olympics, Retail Knowledge Transfer and Food Tourism Supply Chains. Harvey is currently an External Examiner at the University of Ulster and regularly acts as an external expert on retail course validations.

Affiliations

  • British Academy of Management, Retail Marketing Special Interest Group
  • Hastings and St Leonard Allotment Federation (HASLAF)
  • The Consortium of Retail Universities (CRU)
  • BBSRC DRINC Group
  • Hastings Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG)

Scholarly activities

Harvey has contributed the following papers/ posters at recent conferences

Dennis, C., King, T., Mitchell, R., Ells, H., and Dutton, C. Pielichaty, H.(2013) Retail and Shopping at the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games: British Academy of Management Conference. 10-12 September 2013. Liverpool.

Malley, V., Ells, H. and Dutton, C. (2013) Charity Shops and Social Media: A Case Study of St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships; Associate Conference, University of Brighton. June 14th 2013

Ells H. (2012) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Trends in the Development of Rural Farm Shop Retailing in East Sussex, UK. Conference : Recent Advance in Retailing and Services Science. Vienna, Austria. July 9th - 12th

Yeoman, M., Chambers, L. and Ells, H. (2012) Can sensory-nutrient satiety effects be maintained? In: 8th BBSRC DRINC dissemination event , 15 – 16 May 2012 , The Met Hotel, Leeds, UK.

Ells. H., Chambers L., Yeomans M. and Woodward K. (2012) Exploring visual dimensions of eating in restaurant settings. Poster: British Food and Drink Group, Conference, Brighton, UK. 29th-30th March

McCrickerd K., Chambers, L., Ells H. & Woodward, K. (2011) Can food labels enhance satiety? Poster: DRINC Conference, 7th BBSRC Dissemination Event Manchester 12th-13th October

McCrickerd K., Yeomans M., Chambers, L., Jansz, L., Stables, L., Ells H. and Woodward, K. (2011) Enhancing satiety in the real world. DRINC Conference, Bristol

Yeomans M., Chambers, L., Jansz, L., Stables, L., Ells H. & Woodward, K. (2011) Enhancing satiety in the real world. Presentation: DRINC Conference, 7th BBSRC Dissemination Event Manchester 12th-13th October

Ells H. (2011) Current Themes and Issues in Food Policy. Conference: HOTPOT forum, University of Brighton 22nd September

Ells H. and Hanif H. (2011) Understanding Consumers' Motivations for Shopping at Local Food Street Markets in Croydon, UK. Conference: Recent Advance in Retailing and Services Science. San Diego US 15th-18th July

Dobson, L., Dutton, C., and Ells, H. (2011) Developing a Rural Retail Brand: A Case Study of Spring Barn Farm. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships; Associate Conference, University of Brighton. May 11th

Ferrara M. and Ells H. (2011) Developing an improved, functional microwave packaging solution for the hot food vending industry. KTP Associates Conference, Brighton, UK 11th May

Yeomans M., Chambers, L., Ells H. and Woodward, K. (2011) Manipulating the sensory properties and labeling of a beverage preload to enhance satiety. Poster: DRINC Conference, 6th BBSRC Dissemination Event Bristol 13th-14th April

Yeomans M., Chambers, L., Mc Crikerd K., Ells H. and Woodward, K. (2011) Maximising satiety through manipulating expectations, sensory quality and nutrient content. Presentation: DRINC Conference, 6th BBSRC Dissemination Event Bristol 13th-14th April

Yeomans M., Chambers, L., Ells H. & Woodward, K. (2010) Sensory quality enhances the satiating efficiency of nutrients in a novel drink context. Poster: DRINC 6th BBSRC Dissemination Event Birmingham 20th-21st October

Yeomans M, Chambers L. and Ells H. (2010) Generating satiety expectations with food labels: process development DRINC Conference, Manchester

Ferrara M. and Ells H. (2010) Moveable Feasts: Innovation in Hot Food Vending. Applying tried concepts to test new markets. KTP Associates Conference, Brighton.

Research Publications

Number of items: 16.

Ells, Harvey (2015) The impact of future food supply on food and drink tourism In: Yeoman, I., McMahon-Beattie, U., Fields, K., Albrecht, J and Meethan, K., eds. The future of food tourism: foodies, experiences, exclusivity, visions and political capital. Channel View Publications, Bristol, UK, pp. 62-74. ISBN 9781845415372

Ells, Harvey (2014) The retail context: a case study of 4 UK based Knowledge Transfer Partnerships The Journal of Innovation Impact, 7 (1). pp. 230-243. ISSN 2051-6002

Dennis, C., King, T., Mitchell, Richard, Ells, Harvey, Dutton, Christopher and Pielichaty, H. (2013) Shopping at the London Games In: Girginov , V., ed. Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: volume two: celebrating the Games. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 123-140. ISBN 9780415671927

Chambers, C., Ells, Harvey and Yeomans, M.R. (2013) Can the satiating power of a high energy beverage be improved by manipulating sensory characteristics and label information? Food Quality and Preference, 28 (1). pp. 271-278. ISSN 0950-3293

Ells, Harvey, Chambers, L., Woodward, Ken and Yeomans, M.R. (2012) Exploring dimensions of eating behaviour in restaurant settings Appetite, 59 (2). p. 624. ISSN 0195-6663

Chambers, L., Ells, Harvey and Yeomans, M.R. (2012) Satiety expectations in a real-world setting Appetite, 59 (2). p. 622. ISSN 0195-6663

Yeoman, M., Chambers, L. and Ells, Harvey (2012) Can sensory-nutrient satiety effects be maintained? In: 8th BBSRC DRINC dissemination event, 15 – 16 May 2012, The Met Hotel, Leeds, UK.

Dutton, Christopher, Ells, Harvey and Jicinsky, Filip (2008) Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: the Seafood Restaurant, Padstow LINK, 22. pp. 17-18.

Ells, Harvey (2007) Decisions, decisions... First Move Retail. pp. 14-15.

Dutton, Christopher and Ells, Harvey (2007) Knowledge transfer partnerships and staff development: the case of the seafood Restaurant (Padstow) Ltd. The Higher Education Academy: Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network.

Ells, Harvey, Dutton, Christopher and Frost, Paul (2006) Excellence in managing the business-to-business customer relationship Institute of Customer Service, Colchester, UK.

Frost, Paul, Dutton, Christopher and Ells, Harvey (2006) Service technologies: developing strategies Institute of Customer Service, Colchester, UK.

Ells, Harvey and Hudson, H. (2003) The Career Planning Guide for Hospitality, Retail, Travel and Tourism Undergraduates University of Brighton, Brighton, UK.

Boella, M. and Ells, Harvey (2002) A recipe for brands Hospitality in Focus, 6. pp. 12-14. ISSN 1460-3527

Dutton, Christopher and Ells, Harvey (2001) Conference Review: 8th International conference on Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science, The European Institute of Retailing and Service Studies, (EIRASS), Vancouver, Canada, June 2001 The European Retail Digest (31). p. 50.

Ells, Harvey (2001) Talking pictures in working school lunches – investigating food choice with children and adolescents British Food Journal, 103 (6). pp. 374-382. ISSN 0007-070X 

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Projects 2016 2018

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Source BMX

Ells, H. & Wallis, J.

3/10/162/10/18

Project: GrantResearch and Enterprise

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Research Output 2001 2015

The impact of future food supply on food and drink tourism

Ells, H. 3 Jul 2015 The future of food tourism: foodies, experiences, exclusivity, visions and political capital. Yeoman, I., McMahon-Beattie, U., Fields, K., Albrecht, J. & Meethan, K. (eds.). Bristol, UK, p. 62-74 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The retail context: a case study of 4 UK based Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Ells, H. 10 Nov 2014 7, 1, p. 230-243 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Knowledge transfer
Retail
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Retail sector
Retail marketing

Can the satiating power of a high energy beverage be improved by manipulating sensory characteristics and label information?

Chambers, C., Ells, H. & Yeomans, M. R. 1 Apr 2013 28, 1, p. 271-278 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

energy
present
eating behavior
rating
paradigm

Shopping at the London Games

Dennis, C., King, T., Mitchell, R., Ells, H., Dutton, C. & Pielichaty, H. 27 Nov 2013 Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: volume two: celebrating the Games. Girginov, V. (ed.). Abingdon, UK, Vol. 2, p. 123-140 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Can sensory-nutrient satiety effects be maintained?

Yeoman, M., Chambers, L. & Ells, H. 15 May 2012

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Food
Stomach
Appetite
Cognition