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Professor Alistair Brandon-Jones (PhD, PGDip, BSc Hons) is a Full Chaired Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Head of the Information, Decisions, and Operations Division in Bath University's School of Management. He is a Visiting Professor for Hult International Business School and Danish Technical University, and a non-executive director at Brevio (www.brevio.org) focused on smarter grant making in the Third Sector. Between 2014 and 2017, he was Associate Dean for Post-Experience Education, responsible for the MBA, EMBA, DBA and EngDoc programmes. He was formerly a Reader at Manchester Business School, an Assistant and Associate Professor at Bath University, and a Teaching Fellow Warwick Business School, where he also completed his PhD.


Research interests

Google scholar profile: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=-puy95cAAAAJ&hl=en

Professor Brandon-Jones is an active empirical researcher focusing on digitalisation of operations and supply chain management, professional service operations, and healthcare operations. This research has involved collaborations with a wide variety of organisations in the private and public sector and has been supported by funding from the Design Council, ESRC, EPSRC, Welsh Assembly Government, and Local Government Association. His work has been published extensively in world-elite journals including Journal of Operations Management (ABS4*), International Journal of Operations and Production Management (ABS4), International Journal of Production Economics (ABS3), and International Journal of Production Research (ABS3).

Professor Brandon-Jones is also co-author for the world’s leading portfolio of Operations and Supply Management textbooks. These include Operations Management, the ninth edition published in 2019; Operations and Process Management, the sixth edition published in 2021;  Essentials of Operations Management, the second edition published in 2018; Administração da Produção, the eighth edition published in 2020; and Quantitative Analysis in Operations Management, published in 2008. Operations Management was recently listed in the top 10 most highly cited business, marketing, accounting, and economics textbooks worldwide according to Financial Times Teaching Power Rankings in 2021 (https://www.ft.com/content/beb77be1-f735-45e9-82cb-ec834eb39565?shareType=nongift)

Teaching interests

Professor Brandon-Jones has led Operations Management, Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Service Operations courses at executive, MBA, masters and undergraduate levels and has been invited to lecture at various international institutions, including University of Cambridge, SDA Bocconi, Warwick Business School, NOVA University, Danish Technical University, Hult International Business School, Edinburgh Napier, Warwick Medical School, and University College Dublin. In addition, he has extensive consulting and executive development experience with a range of organisations, including Maersk, Qinetic Defence, Schroders, Royal Bank of Scotland, Baker Tilly, Rowmarsh, Eni Oil and Gas, Crompton Greaves, Bahrain Olympic Association, Qatar Leadership Centre, National Health Service, and the Singapore Logistics Association. He has won a number of prizes for teaching excellence and contributions to pedagogy, including from the Times Higher Education, Association of MBAs (AMBA), Production Operations Management Society (POMS), University of Bath, University of Manchester, University of Warwick, and Hult International Business School.


Willing to supervise doctoral students

Professor Brandon-Jones is interested in supervising new doctoral researchers, particularly those focused on the digital transformation of operations and supply chain management. Expectations are that potential candidates have a passion for empirical research and are highly self-motivated.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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