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Adjunct Faculty
(Part Time)

 Education

  • PhD., University of Aston Title: A study of strategy formulation in an automotive manufacturer.
  • Bachelor in Engineering Technology, Leicester Polytechnic

Subjects Taught/Student Project Mentor

  • Supply Chain Management
  • e-Supply Chain Management

Academic experience

  • Professor of Technology Management (0.5) Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, London.
  • Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
  • Professor of Operations Management (MSO), Copenhagen Business School.
  • Professor, Hult International Business School, London/Dubai/Shanghai.
  • University of London External System, Distance Learning Adjunct Professor.
  • University of London Reader in Technology and Innovation Management, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Head of Subject Group, Technology and Information Management, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Senior Lecturer in Operations and Technology Management, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Lecturer in Operations and Technology Management, Royal Holloway, University of London

Corporate experience

  • Managing Director, Pilko Ltd, Management Consultancy
  • Manufacturing Strategy Manager, Rover Group Ltd: introducing lean practice across the whole organisation.
  • Manufacturing Policy Unit Leader, Rover Group/Warwick Manufacturing Group, Warwick University: leading lean manufacturing projects in a number of business units.
  • Project Engineer, Land Rover Ltd: introducing factory automation and integration with MRP system modules.

Completed Research Supervision

  • I have supervised approximately thirty students to completion of Masters level dissertations. In addition, I have also supervised the following PhD/MPhil projects as supervisor or advisor/other role:

  • Irma Makarainen-Suni, ‘Innovation in Startup Labs,’ (part time PhD, due for completion 2020)

  • Anne Krebs, ‘Accountable, Operable Knowledge,’ (PhD due for completion 2016).

  • Ekoh West ‘Mixed Method Longitudinal Exploratory Conceptualization of lean E-Supply Chain Management’ (MPhil, awarded 2013)

  • Kuo Feng Huang ‘Developing a Resource-Market Matrix for the Taiwanese ICT Industry’ (Doctorate awarded 2005)