Parminder Summon

Lecturer Practitioner

Location: ARU Peterborough

Areas of Expertise: Business Management

Research Supervision:Yes

Parminder is a Professional Doctorate Candidate in Education (EdD) at ARU Peterborough. His research focus is on the application of Transformative Sustainability Education (TSE) in contemporary business management disciplines to enable students to experience holistic, experiential and reflective learning.


Parminder has a keen interest in designing and delivering learning experiences that have a transformative impact on learners. As an economist, he is committed to exploring pluralist economics through his teaching. As a practitioner, he recognises the theory-practice gap between academia and industry and to collaborative working with companies so that learning extends beyond the classroom.

With over thirty years industry experience in the private, public and third sector he is committed to promoting the vital role companies have in relation to sustainability and the need for businesses to be good for society as well as shareholders. His research to understand the processes of Transformative Sustainability Education will help students get the most from their learning experience.

Spoken Languages

  • Punjabi

Research interests

  • Transformative Sustainability Education (TSE)
  • Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Pluralist Economics
  • Global Business Environment

Areas of research supervision

  • Economics
  • Sustainability and sustainable development in companies
  • Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • International Business


  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Business and Management


  • MBA – University of Leeds
  • BA (Hons) Environmental Studies – Sheffield Hallam University

Selected recent publications

  • Summon’s Christian Miscellany (2004) – Lion Books
  • Summon’s Miscellany of Saints and Sinners (2005) – Church House Publishing
  • Summon’s Bible Miscellany (2006) – Church House Publishing
  • Summon’s Compendium of Days (2007) – Church House Publishing