Professor Paul Cousins B.A.(HONS), MBA, Ph.D.

Operations and Supply Chain Management


Personal Statement

I joined the University of Liverpool School of Management in September 2019. My working career began in the aerospace manufacturing industry (Westland Helicopters Limited, Sikorsky Aircraft, USA), then after completing my Ph.D. I worked in management consulting as a senior Manager (A.T. Kearney Limited). Subsequently I decided to follow an academic career, whilst maintaining my links with consulting and industry. I have worked nationally and internationally for the Universities of Bath (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer), Melbourne, Queen's Belfast (Professor), Manchester, Manchester Business School (Professor and Deputy Director and Research Director) and most recently for the University of Bristol as Head of School of Economics, Finance and Management. Having successfully restructured the school at Bristol into three new schools I decided to continue to focus on my academic teaching and research and was offered a Chair at The University of Liverpool.

My research focuses on three interrelated areas within supply chain management: Supply Strategy, Buyer-Supplier relationships and sustainable supply chain management. I have published in a variety of management journals including: Management Science, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management and the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (see publications profile in Google Scholar for a full list). I have also written several books including a major text book that is used internationally to teach supply chain management courses to under and post graduates. I am also on the Editorial Boards of several major journals and regularly reviews for leading journals in the area. I continue to work closely with industry and public bodies advising on various aspects of supply chain management strategy. I am currently interested in supervising exceptional Ph.D. students in any of the areas listed above.