Members of the Innovation, Operations Management and Supply (IOMS) Research Group

Meet the research team in IOMS.

Our research team

Dr Kyle Alves

Dr Alves, Senior Lecturer of Information Systems and Operations Management, has extensive experience in management of large multi-disciplinary teams and large grant platforms. His research interests include delivery system design, impact of digital economy in management and humanitarian aid delivery systems.

Dr Jacqueline Barker

Dr Barker is a Lecturer in Strategy and Operations Management, and a Research Fellow in Impact. Her research and teaching interests are in procurement, operations, strategy, networks, health and impact. 

Dr Peter James

Dr James, Senior Lecturer, is actively involved in teaching both operations management and research methods. He will act as the liaison between the active research and the pedagogical activities of the research group. His aim is to maintain the flow of research-led teaching into Bristol Business School courses to increase the levels of external engagement and work readiness.

Professor Vikas Kumar

Professor Kumar is Director of Research in the College of Business and Law, and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at UWE Bristol. He is an expert in the area of green supply chain management and supply chain integration. Professor Kumar's research interests also include process modelling, innovation in SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), operations strategy, and service supply chains.

Dr Basil Omar

Dr Omar is Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Enterprise at the Bristol Business School. His research interests include innovation, enterprise and the commercialisation of advanced technology. He is co-investigator on the £500K EPSRC-funded Re-Distributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network (RiHN) project and sits on the advisory board of a KTN Committee that collaborated with over 70 leading academics and industrialists to publish a ‘strategic roadmap’ that reviews the landscape of microbiome science and innovation within the UK. 

Professor Wendy Phillips, Group Head

Professor Phillips, Professor in Strategy and Operations Management, provides the Research Group with experience of managing large-scale collaborative projects. Her work impacts upon policy and practice in procurement in complex public sector supply networks such as the NHS and UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Professor Phillips is currently the network director of a £500K EPSRC project called Re-Distributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network (RiHN), which looks at the potential for new technologies such as 3D printing to transform existing healthcare delivery.

Professor Mohammed Saad

Professor Saad is Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at the Bristol Business School. His research focuses on the key determinants of the process of knowledge exchange and the vital role of the university within a system of innovation. His considerable experience spans the areas of mainstream operations management, innovation and technology management, and global policy related issues of knowledge development, transfer and institutional collaborative learning. Professor Saad is engaged in several collaborative research teams working on systems of innovation.

Dr Mel Smith

Dr Smith is Leader of Strategy and Operations Cluster at the Bristol Business School. Her areas of expertise are Operations Management/Supply Chain Management. An active researcher, Dr Smith focuses on the areas of service quality, small business, sustainable supply chains and ERP implementation.

Dr Moya Lerigo-Sampson

Dr Lerigo-Sampson is currently a Lecturer in Operations and Innovation Management in the College of Business and Law at UWE Bristol. Although her formal teaching includes areas of operations, strategy and general business management, her primary research interest is wellbeing. Dr Lerigo-Sampson is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


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