Dr Savita Verma

Dr Savita Verma


Savita is an Associate Faculty in the Centre for Operations & Supply Chain Research at Leeds University Business School. Savita works as a Research Associate in the Department of Management Science working on the Plastic Packaging in Peoples’ Lives (PPiPL) project. Her research focuses on how individuals (employees and consumers) perceive sustainability and how attitudes affect their motivation and particular behaviours such as green and pro-environmental behaviour in supply chain context. Her research employs various qualitative methods that are in-depth and focused on how they can make a difference to the world.

Savita graduated from The University of Leeds and was sponsored by the Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue her PhD. She also holds an MTech degree in Industrial Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Lancaster University for a UK Research and Innovation-funded research, PPiPL project, a transdisciplinary collaborative research project that brings together world-leading researchers from Marketing and Business, 11+ industry partners, and industry/government initiatives in the United Kingdom. She previously worked at The University of Leeds for researching the impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minority NHS Staff. 

Research interests

Savita’s research interests are within the fields of supply chain management and sustainability, and their implications to policy and practice. Her current research focuses on examining consumer attitude behaviour gap, organisation policy and practices around single-use plastic packaging, managerial behaviours towards environment, and sustainability in the supply chain.


  • PhD, Supply Chain Management, Leeds University Business School
  • MTech Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • BTech in Mechanical Engineering

Professional memberships

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • European Operations Management Association (EurOMA)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)

Student education

Savita is involved in teaching Operations and Supply Chain Management modules at Leeds University Business School.