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Dr Bruce Pinnington PhD, MBA, BSc, MCIPS

Senior Lecturer in Operations Management Operations and Supply Chain Management


    Personal Statement

    I am a Senior Lecturer in the Operations and Supply Chain Management group within the Management School and have experience and research interests in the areas of procurement, service operations, and supply chain management. The importance of inter-personal relationships and collaboration are central to my research interests in business to business collaboration and contemporary supply chain challenges such as social value and modern slavery. I am the lead for the Slavery and Unfree Labour faculty research theme and have an international research collaboration on modern slavery in supply chains. This programme is a two-year AHRC funded fellowship featuring collaboration with the Royal Melbourne Institute for Technology (RMIT), the UK’s central government procurement agency: the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the International Slavery Museum (ISM). The programme follows an AHRC: MSPEC funded research programme in collaboration with Nottingham University Rights Lab. I am the PI for both programmes. The modern slavery and social value research involves extensive liaison with other universities including Lancaster, Cardiff, Nottingham, Hull, Oxford and Surrey as well as with large businesses, NGOs and government functions. I continue to interact closely with the CIPS at a national level, and have included them as partner in two large funded programmes (one ongoing). I am contributor to two new external impact projects and liaise closely with three relevant research centres: the Centre for Supply Chain Research, the Centre for Sustainable Business and the Centre for the Study of International Slavery.