Dr Gary Graham

Dr Gary Graham



ABS 4* - Associate Editor – International Journal of Operations and Production Management – Impact Pathways Section  2020

ABS 3* – Supply Chain Management: an International Journal – Special Issue Editor 2020 – Upstream Product Innovation and Downstream Supply Chain Implications 

POMS Conference (Minneapolis) 2020 – Emerging Topics in Operations Management Track – Session Chair – Smart Cities. 

Associate Professor 2015 -

Lecturer: 2011-2015, Leeds University Business School

Lecturer: 2005 - 2010, Manchester Business School

Lecturer: 2001- 2005, UMIST, Manchester

Lecturer: 1996 - 2001, Salford University Business School


PhD: 2005, Huddersfield University
DipEd: 1990, Leeds University
BA (H): 1985, CNAA


Module leader: 5238 MSc Operations and Supply Chain  Management, 3975 U/G Technology and Innovation Management

Teach seminars on 5751 MBA Operations Management. 

Previously 2001 to 2011. He taught in the Dip. in Management for PhD Engineering Students, Global MBA, MBA and the MSc. 

Leeds University Promotions Committee 2019-

Research interests

Dr Gary Graham is based at Leeds University Business School and is a member the Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research. He is the Coordinator: Future Transport and Smart Cities Network (a membership of 40 international scholars and business practitioners, community workers). His work to date focuses on the impact of the internet and digital technologies on supply chains, logistics and distribution operations. He has authored three books, sixty research papers and has worked on ESRC/EPSRC, British Academy, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and EU research grants investigating the economic and social consequences of disruptive innovation on the music, news media and information intensive sectors. Dr Gary Graham is an Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Leeds University, and a visiting research scholar at MIT's Centre for Transport and Logistics and Cambridge University’s Institute for Manufacturing. His work focuses on digitalisation, smart cities, future production technology and their interplay with supply chain management. With specific reference, to sourcing strategies in the electric sports car and pharmaceuticals sectors. Graham is also working on an extensive investigation on diversity in the Thinkers 50 ranking of world leading business and management ideas.

Visiting Scholar Positions

University of North Carolina - 2008

University of San Diego - 2009

MIT - 2013

Cambridge University 2017

Forthcoming publication

Srai, J., Graham G., Hennelly, P., Philips, W., Kapleita, D., Lorenz, H. 2020. Distributed Manufacturing: A New Form of Local Production. IJOPM. 

Pre2008 Publications

Lewis, G., Graham, G. & Hardaker, G. (2005). “Evaluating the Impact of the Internet on Barriers to Entry in the Music Industry”. Supply Chain Management: an International Journal. Vol 10, No 5, pp. 349-357.

Graham, G. “Supply Chain Architecture: A Blueprint for Networking the Flow of Material, Information and Cash”. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 2005, Vol 25, No 11, p. 1156.

Graham, G., Burnes, B., Lewis, G. & Langer, J. (2004) “The Transformation of the Music Industry Supply Chain: a Major Label Perspective”. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Vol 4, No 11/12, pp. 1087-1104

Graham, G. & Hardaker, G. (1998) “Defence Sector Procurement and Supply Chain Relationships”. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. Vol 3 No 3, pp. 20-26.


Supervision of research staff (PDRAs, Research Fellows, Research Assistants, technicians etc.)

Sanaz Sigaroudi. Innovation in the European Manufacturing Industry.

ESRC/SAMS Post-doctoral Research Fellow.

May 2012 – May 2015.

£75,000 duration 3 years.

Gary Graham as second supervisor. 

Kate Holmes/Royston Meriton. The wonders of the Zooniverse: Modelling and optimizing volunteer online citizen science.

EPSRC NEMODE Research Fellow. 

Sept 2014 – Sept 2016.

£114,000 duration 2 years.

Gary Graham as lead supervisor.


Arpita Chaterjee. Balancing the impact of City Infrastructure Engineering on Natural systems using Robots

EPSRC Grand Challenges

Sept 2018 – Sept 2020

£119, 414 duration 2 years

Gary Graham as second supervisor. 

Supervision of Research students

Dinah Ndibuuza 01/17- 01/20

Edda Blumenstein 9/15 - 09/18

Patrick Hennelly 09/12 - 02/17

Kuo Pin Chang 09/06 -  12/10

Jill Helen Dennison 09/00 - 09/04

Neil Towers 05/01 - 05/04

Won Geung Park 12/95 - 12/98

Research grants

Human Centric Design and Smart City Mobility £12,000. LUBS Grand Challenges Fund. PI: 04/19-07/19.

Balancing the impact of City Infrastructure Engineering on Natural systems using Robots.£4m (£119, 414). EPSRC Grand Challenges Co-I EP/N010523/1 09/15- 09/20.

How will Smart Cites Change Supply Chain Management: the Case of Toyota Motor City? ((£4,000) LUBS Seedcorn grant: LUBS 5401334002 PI /15 05/16

How Do We Make the UK More Resilient? EPSRC Impact Accelerator Account £13,000. Co-PI. 01/15-06/15

Future Cities and Community Resilience Network. £4,000 White Rose DTC Network funding (WRDTC 54013204)PI  02/14-06/15

Future Cities, Sustainability and Community Resilience Network. £4,000. Leeds University RCFS funding (LUBS 54013064) PI 01/14 - 06/14

European Manufacturing Survey £2,000. LUBS Seedcorn funding (LUBS 54012702) PI 01/13  -12/13

MIT Research Fellowship Grant £8,940. EPSRC (NEMODE -100340) PI 05/13 - 08/13

The wonders of the Zooniverse: Modelling and Optimizing Volunteer Online Citizen Science £114,000. EPSRC (EP/K039784/1). PI 09/13 09/16

Innovation in the European Manufacturing Industry £75,000 ESRC/SAMS Management and Business Development Fellowship (LUBS 0070) Co-PI. 05/12  05/15

Paywalls and the Future of Regional News Media: a Comparison between Britain and Germany £8,900. British Academy (SG100163). PI. 07/10  06/11

Public Engagement of Universities through Local News Media Networks  £2,000. National Centre for Public Engagement Development Fund. (NCPE R112155). PI. 09/10 09/11

Research Cluster on Innovative Media for a Digital Economy £12,000. EPSRC (EP/G001979/1). Co-I 04/08 03/09

Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Economy: an Agenda for the Next-generation Internet.” £12,000. EPSRC (EP/G002002/1). Co-I 04/08- 06/09

Evolution of News Media £2,000 FCO UK-US Digital Economy Award (FCO-15133064). 02/12- 27/12

A Lean and Agile Manufacturing Methodology for SME’s in the Aerospace Supply Sector £150,000. EPSRC (GR/M23168) EPSRC (GR/M23168) Co-I 09/98 - 09/00

Supply Chain Management Across the Internet in the Music Industry £30,000 EU funded research project (GEMISIS). EU European Regional Development Funding GEMISIS 2000 (University Grant Code: SGRA16). Co-I 09/98 09/00

Supply Chain Management in the European Dance Music Sector £672, 715 EU funded research project EU (Leanardo da Vinci) (Contract number PP129117) 09/02 - 09/04

An Exploration of Information Communication Technologies in the Sportswear Supply Chain £30,000 EPSRC (Technitex Faraday Industrial Case Awaes (GR/M/231687) PI 09/02-09/04

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research

Current postgraduate researchers