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    PhD projects

    systems thinking for operations / strategic improvement

    Personal profile

    Contact Details

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 3063

    Research Interests

    • Systems thinking for business and operational process improvement
    • Inter-company management of operations and supply chain
    • Improvement of strategic and operations management practice
    • development, adoption and implementation of new operations technology (e.g. digitalization)

    Teaching Activity

    Postgraduate Modules

    • MBA Operations Management
    • MSc Operations Management

    Corporate Client Solutions

    • Operations Management for practice
    • Lean Management
    • Process Improvement and Systems Thinking.


    • University of Central England. Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE).
    • De Montfort University. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Dissertation title: ‘A Systems Approach to Re-engineering Business Processes towards Concurrent Engineering Principles'.
    • Loughborough University Business School. Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Management Science and a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS).
    • Chartered Institute of Marketing. Diploma in Strategic Marketing (DipM).

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Chartered Engineer (CEng) since 2003. The Management Division, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). Member (MIET) since 1999. Fellow since 2013.
    • Operational Research Society (2022-23)
    • BetaGammaSigma; the international honour society. Faculty Member since Oct 2009.
    • Higher Education Academy (HEA). Member since 2003, Fellow (FHEA) since March 2007.
    • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). Member since 2003.
    • European Operations Management Association (EurOMA). Member since 2005
    • International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Management Group. 1996-2002
    • British Academy of Management (BAM). Member 2002-4 and 2007 onwards.
    • Institute of Logistics and Transport (ILT). Corporate member 2002-4.

    Administrative Roles

    Associate Dean, Business Partnerships (2013-2016)

    Head of Operations and Information Management Department (2018 - 2022)

    External positions

    External examiner, Cambridge University Engineering Department

    1 Jun 2020 → …

    External Examiner, University of Strathclyde

    1 Jun 2019 → …


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