I am a Lecturer in the Operations Management group in the Management School with interest and experience in the areas of procurement, service operations management, and project management. These areas are each highly dependent on inter-personal relationships and this increasingly is the focus of my research interests in business to business relationship management, collaboration and contemporary procurement challenges such as social value and modern slavery. Prior to joining the University I worked as a management consultant specialising in strategic sourcing and outsourcing, in both private and public sectors. I continue my links with the procurement profession as an active member of CIPS. I maintain links with a wide-range of external organisations and contribute to several external impact projects, coordinated through the school's well-respected Agility centre.