John Mangan is Professor of Marine Transport and Logistics at the University of Newcastle. Prior to joining Newcastle in September 2008 John previously held positions at the University of Hull, University College Dublin and The Irish Management Institute / Trinity College Dublin. A native of Ireland, John held a number of roles prior to embarking upon an academic career: he worked as a freight clerk with Aer Lingus, as an analyst with the Irish airports authority, as a graduate trainee in the Irish Civil Service (in both the Marine and Treasury departments), and as company secretary of a seaweed harvesting company.
Chandra Lalwani is Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Business School and is the Academic Director of the Logistics Institute at the University of Hull. Prior to joining the University of Hull he was with Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University and was responsible for doctoral research in logistics, operations and supply chain management. He holds a BEng. in Electrical Engineering, a MEng. in Control Systems and another MEng. in Systems Engineering. He obtained his PhD from the University of Wales in 1978 based on his research on the dynamic modelling of commodity flows systems.
Tim Butcher is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne Australia. Tim gained an Engineering Doctorate from Cranfield University in 2003, having previously worked in production and maintainability engineering in the aerospace sector. His last role was as MSc Programme Director at the University of Hull Logistics Institute. He has led various manufacturing, logistics and business improvement projects as a practitioner, a researcher, and as a research supervisor. Tim's current research interests include supply chain work organisations and logistics socio-technical systems.
Roya Javadpour is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She has taught courses on project management and supply chain management both at the graduate and undergraduate level. Prior to joining academia, Roya worked as a supply chain management consultant at i2 Technologies, Inc. Her recent awards include: Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, International innovation in Curriculum Award Finalist sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Cal Poly President's Innovation in Service Award and was named one of the San Luis Obispo Tribune's "Top 20 Under 40". She earned two masters and her PhD from Louisiana State University.