PERKINFamily name: PERKIN (Dr)
First name: Penelope
Nationality: British
Present position: Consultant
Professional experience record:
Date: 01/11/2006-23/12/2015
Location Shinfield Park, Reading, Berks, UK
Company Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd.
Position Senior Manager
Description Project Management

Date: 01/11/1999-30/11/2010
Location Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, Bucks, England
Company Open University
Position Associate Lecturer
Description Lecturer on Masters Level 'Introduction to research: basic skills and survey methods

Date: 21/01/2004-31/12/2005
Location University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB, England
Institution Hertfordshire Primary Care Research Network (HertNet)
Position Manager/ Methodologist
Description Curriculum design, design and delivery of training courses on research methods for NHS health professionals using a variety of teaching methods. Management of HertNet and monitoring of research awards, preparation of reports, liaison with various institutions and the public.

Date: 01/03/2001 – 31/12/2003 (short-term visits)
Location Malawi
Company MASDAR International Consultants, Eversley, Hampshire, England.
Position Gender/HIV Specialist with the Macadamia Smallholder Development Project (Malawi)
Description Introduce incorporation of gender concerns into project implementation, write training materials and arrange courses – gender mainstreaming.

Date: 01/011992-31/09/1999
Location Reading, Berkshire, UK
Company/Institution International & Rural Development Department (AERDD), University of Reading (now part of the Graduate School for International Development)
Position Academic Fellow
Description Lecturer on Information, Technology Development & Diffusion and Social Research Methods modules
Short Course Coordinator, arranging, managing and teaching on training courses for international development, covering agriculture, health and community development in communication, management and research.
Research: surveys, questionnaire design, interviewing, data analysis, report preparation.
Study Tour Leader to India and Cyprus
Visit to Debrecen University, Hungary for curriculum development.

Date: 1994-2003 (one week per year)
Location France
Company/Institution Institut Superieur d’Agriculture, Catholic University of Lille, France.
Position Professeur (lecturer)
Description Rural Resource Management. Semaine Anglais (week’s English language each in specialist topic during February)

Date: 01/01/1986-31/03/1988
Location Durban, South Africa
Company/Institution Department of Land Surveying, University of KZ/Natal, Durban, South Africa
Position Researcher
Description Researcher on demographic composition and land tenure survey of informal settlements in Durban Functional Area
01/01/2004- External Examiner: Masters in International Agriculture course at Larenstein 31/12/2008 International Agricultural College, Deventer/Waginengen, The Netherlands.
01/012003- Co-ordinator, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Bulmershe Campus, University 31/12/2004 of Reading, UK.
01-31/05/2001 Gender Specialist for Livelihoods in Agriculture Project (LRAP), CARE/DfID, Lesotho.

Specific country (outside Europe) experience:
Country Date
Malawi Short term visits during 01/03/2001 – 30/11/2003 and
voluntary work at Mikolongwe Livestock Estate, Limbe, 1973-77
Lesotho 01-31/06/2002 (and residence1944 - 1960)
Peru 01/01/1982 – 31/07/1983 (non-waged/voluntary)
Solomon Islands 01/01/1978 -1983 (non-waged)
Uganda 01/01/1970 - 31/12/1972
South Africa 01/09/1983-31/03 1987; 1965-1968; 1961-1962

Institution Open University, Milton Keynes, Bucks., England
Date: from (month/year):
to (month/year) 01/11/2008 - 31/10/2009
Degree(s) or Diploma(s)
obtained: Post Graduate Certificate: Introduction to Public Health

Institution Department of Agriculture, University of Reading, Berkshire, England
Date: from (month/year):
to (month/year) 01/10/1989 - 31/07/1992
Degree(s) or Diploma(s)
obtained: PhD: An investigation into the relationship between farm and farmer characteristics and objectives among a sample of farmers in Berkshire. Thesis for PhD., Department of Agriculture, University of Reading.

Institution Agricultural Extension & Rural Development Department (AERDD), University of Reading, Berkshire, England
Date: from (month/year):
to (month/year) 01/09/1983 - 31/08/1984
Degree(s) or Diploma(s)
obtained: MA Rural Social Development

Institution University of Natal, Durban, South Africa
Date: from (month/year):
to (month/year) 01/01/1965 - 30/11/1968
Degree(s) or Diploma(s)
obtained: Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)

Language skills: (Mark 1 to 5 for competence, 5= very good)
Language Reading Speaking Writing
English Mother tongue
Spanish 2 2 2

Perkin P. and Rehman T. (1994) Farmers' Objectives and their Interaction with Business and Life Styles. In Rural and Farming Systems Analysis-European Perspectives. Edited by J.B. Dent and M.J. McGregor. CAB International; pp193-212.

Perkin, P (1987) The Legacy of Influx Control. Reality;19,4.

Scoggins J., Fourie C., Perkin. P. and Margeot. H. (1983) Demographic profile and changing land tenure in Durban's Informal Settlements. Department of Land Surveying, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.

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