Within the Engineering Systems and Management group, I teach strategic management and supply strategy to final year BSc and MSc students, and supervise research projects from BSc to PhD level. I also lead a series of workshops for our postgrad research students.
Prior to Aston:
I joined London Underground (LU) as a graduate trainee in purchasing and supply in 1987, and soon qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). I then held various HR development roles at London Transport until 1992, when I took on responsibility for training, developing and assessing all contracting and materials management personnel at LU.
My part-time MPhil studies at the University of Bath’s Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS) inspired me to move into research, and in 1996 I joined CRiSPS as a Research Officer. On completing my part-time PhD studies in 2002, I was appointed Research Fellow and Deputy Director of CRiSPS. In 2005, I was appointed Senior Research Fellow, and worked on ESRC-EPSRC Advanced Institute of Management funded research on collaborative management research.
At CRiSPS, I was involved in a wide range of projects, in particular the research partnership with the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency. Other funders included the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, UK research councils – EPSRC and ESRC, and GS1UK (formerly e-centre). I was a founder member of the International Study on Public Procurement and co-ordinator of its first workshop. I undertook various advisory roles with the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency and the wider NHS, the Office of Government Commerce, and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing.
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EM4002 Strategic Management for MSc in Engineering Management and Supply Chain Management
EM4030 Supply Management for MSc Supply Chain Management
LT3316 Purchasing and Strategy for BSc Logistics Management
Supervision of BSc Final Year and MSc Major Projects
Supervision of postgrad research students, and research skills training
Purchasing and supply management
ESRC Research Seminar Series Grant 'Collaborative futures: new insights from intra and inter-sectoral collaborations', Nov 2009 – April 2011.