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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I welcome prospective PhD students and colleagues interested in the supply chain management in the context of circular economy, reverse logistics, supply chain risks and vulnerability, contemporary logistics practices and related topics.
Current PhD students I supervise:
- Vikram Ramakrishnan, topic: "Use of advanced analytics to facilitate Industrial Symbiosis in Agri-Food Networks - Moving towards Circular Economy in the United Kingdom”
Completed supervision:
- Belal Maan Abed Alftah Bani Yassin (2023). "Towards a Circular Economy through Collaborative Environmental Practices: Evidence from Literature and Empirical Studies in Green Supply Chain Management." PhD thesis


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Research Interests

I am passionate about both, research and teaching on supply chains, logistics, and operations. In particular, I am interested in creating knowledge on sustainable supply chains that are economically viable, environmentally friendly, socially responsible (in line with SDG12), as well as robust and resilient to an occurrence of unexpected events. My key research area is focused, but not limited to food supply chains and related industries.

By now, I have authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles published in international journals and book chapters.


I joined Queen’s University Management School/Queen’s University Belfast in October 2012. Since then, I have taught logistics, supply chain and operations management courses in management undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (in line with PRME), coordinated research seminars for the Management Group and supervised post-graduate and PhD students. Furthermore, I taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the area of logistics, operations and supply chain management at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering (Serbia) as well as in  international, specialized, agri-food MBA programs in Russia.

Over the years in QMS, I was teaching following modules:

  • MGT 7105 Global logistics and supply chains, which I upgraded in 2018 to Sustainable supply chains and networks, part of MSc International Business programme
  • MGT 2005 Operations Management, UG module in BSc Business Management programme
  • MGT 9202 Consultancy projects
  • MFT 7106 Contemporary issues in operations and supply chains

To date I supervised more than 50 MS dissertations, consultancy projects and academic research projects.

For the 2023/2024 I am designing two new UG modules: 

  • Sustainable operations management
  • Contemporary operations management


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT)

Fellow of the Higher Education (FHEA)

Certification in Mentoring and Coaching (SEDA)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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