Centre for European and International Studies Research

PhD profile

Ms Sue Roberts

  • Qualifications: BA English and Comparative Religion, (University of Sussex), MA Business Management, (University of Portsmouth), Post Graduate Diploma Strategic Management, (University of Chichester), Post Graduate Learning and Teaching (University of Chichester), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Milldam, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3AS
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6269
  • Email: sue.roberts@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Centre for European and International Studies Research
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


I have researched public sector and business partnerships for some years now, focusing on trust and trust building and the role it has in bringing about successful outcomes.  This included a brief look at interfaith groups and their role in partnerships with local people and other agencies.  I am now taking the research further by looking at Local Strategic Partnerships, their survival and contribution to their communities, and their readiness for the future in relation to possible devolved governmental arrangements for cities and regions.  I am also working with an Italian university to research trust in education partnerships for children and adults.