I have successfully supervised 4 PhD students to completion and I am currently supervising 8 Doctorate Students (PhDs and DBAs). I have also supervised many full-time and part-time BEng final year projects from the University of Derby’s students and a number of MSc projects from students from the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), The University of Warwick. Many of these projects have had practical application in both local and international companies such as Rolls-Royce, Bombardier, Lubrizol, etc.  


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I am always looking for students interested in doing state-of-the-art research at PhD or Master level in various areas, and industries, of Operations Management, for example: 

  • Operations and Production Management

  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management

  • Lean and Agile Operations and Supply Chains

  • Sustainability within the context of Operations and Supply Chains

  • Circular or Closed-Loop Operations and Supply Chains

  • Sustainable and Green Manufacturing

  • Industry 4.0 technologies application in operations and supply chains

  • Lean Management, Quality Management & Operations Excellence

  • Innovation Management

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications in Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • Computation Intelligence in Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • Qualitative and Big Data Analytics in Operations and Supply Chain Management



  • Being sponsored or self-funded to enrol as PhD, MPhil or MBA/MSc student at the Derby Business School, The University of Derby 

  • Being a student that enjoys working independently and taking responsibility

  • Show initiative and interdisciplinary openness

  • Good team and communication skills