Dr Rajinder Bhandal

Dr Rajinder Bhandal

Profile

Dr Rajinder Bhandal is a Lecturer in Management. She has been working in higher education for over eleven years at university level, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, in the area of management, decision making, operations and supply chain management, and professional skills and employability. 

Rajinder is a multi-disciplinary researcher. Her research is located at the cutting edge of technological innovation, disruptive technologies, behavioural decision making, supply chain management, business, management, and consumer behaviour.

Rajinder is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy; this is in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for learning and teaching support in Higher Education.  

Qualifications and Awards

PhD Marketing, Leeds University Business School

MSc Digital Marketing, Awarded Masters with Distinction, Awarded the Chartered Institute of Marketing ‘MSc Marketing Award’, Awarded the Lorna Young Foundation Award for best ‘MSc Strategic Marketing Plan’, The University of Huddersfield

BA (Hons) Marketing, Retailing and Distribution, Awarded 2:1, The University of Huddersfield (Sandwich Degree)

Esteem Indicator:

Editorial Board, Logistics - MDPI Open Access Journal, Section Board Member

Recent Publications:

Internet Publications

Handfield, R., & Bhandal. R. 2023. Blog: “I heard you on the wireless back in ’52”: Generative AI from an educational perspective North Carolina State University. 09 December 2023. Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds & Daniel Finkenstadt Ph.D., Wolf Stake Consulting LLC

Handfield, R., & Bhandal. R. 2023. Blog: “Bad Moon Rising”: Addressing the Climate Emergency Via Place-Based Decision-Making Intelligence – Implications for Policy and Practice North Carolina State University. 16 September 2023. A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds

Handfield, R., & Bhandal. R. 2023. Blog: “Reflecting on Experience: The Important Role of UK Community Pharmacists’ During The COVID-19 Pandemic” North Carolina State University. June 21, 2023. A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds  

Handfield, R., & Bhandal. R. 2023. Blog: “Through Thick and Thin”: Sprucing Up Buyer–Supplier Relationships! North Carolina State University. April 18, 2023. A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds

Handfield, R., & Bhandal. R. 2023. Blog: Contested Communication Can Accelerate Resilient Communications April 12, 2023. A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds

Handfield, R., & Bhandal. R. 2023. Blog: “Introduction to… Planning for the Inevitable: The Role of the Federal Supply Chain in Preparing for National Emergencies” North Carolina State University. March 19, 2023. A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds

R. Bhandal, 2023, LUBS Blog: 'My journey as a woman in management academia' Leeds University Business School, 08 March, 2023

Handfield, R., & Bhandal. R. 2023. Blog: Global Independence: Reimagining the “What if Scenario” North Carolina State University. 27 February 2023. A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds

Handfield, R., & Bhandal. R. 2023. Blog: “All You Need Is Love”: Unpacking the book “Flow: How The Best Supply Chains Thrive”. North Carolina State University. 22 January 2023. A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds

Handfield, R., & Bhandal. R. 2022. Blog: “With a Little Help from My Friends”: A Path Towards Data Visibility and Sustainable Contracting.  North Carolina State University. 23 December 2022. A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds

Keynotes

R. Bhandal. 2022. Keynote: “Digital twins for supply chain management”. Digital Twin Consortium Q3 Member Meeting. Nexus Leeds University. September 27-29, 2022. Leeds  

R. Bhandal. 2023. Keynote: “Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management with Digital Twins: Overcoming First and Last Mile Challenges and Embracing the Economy of Things” Digital Twin Consortium Q3 Member Meeting. Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago. September 26-28, 2023. Illinois, USA.

Panel Discussions

Handfield, R., & Bhandal, R. 2022. Academic Symposium - Online Panel discussion: “Mechanisms to support increased data visibility and transfer within supply ecosystems”.  The World Commerce and Contracting Foundation. Academic Symposium: Sustainable Contracting. 07-08, December 2022. Moderated by: Robert Handfield, Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, Bank of America University. Co-Moderated by: Dr. Rajinder Bhandal, Teaching Fellow in Business Management, University of Leeds. Panel Members: Colleen Theron, CEO, Ardea International; Thomas Nash, Vice President Supply Chain & Chief Procurement Officer, American Red Cross; Bobby Bernard, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain & Procurement, Diversified.  

Workshops

Bhandal, R., & Furner, A. 2022. Academic Symposium - Online Workshop: Workshop 2: Data Visibility & Transfer Supply Chain Ecosystems.  The World Commerce and Contracting Foundation. Academic Symposium: Sustainable Contracting. 07-08, December 2022.

LUBS Management Department Away Day Presentation

Dr Rajinder Bhandal. The joys and challenges of teaching 'management' to non-management students studying Mechanical Engineering. 25 April 2023. Weetwood Hall Estate, Leeds.

Media Coverage

Rangoli Radio Special show: “Unlocking the researcher in you – special show with Dr Rajinder Bhandal – Teaching Fellow in Management, Leeds University Business School” Episode 28 - Unlocking the Researcher in you with Dr Rajinder Bhandal - Sneha Daga and Rashik Parmar interview Dr Rajinder. 20 August 2022.

Rangoli Radio – Live Meditation. Theme: Introduction to meditation with Ravi Kiran: Founder of Pyramid Mediation Society, UK. Episode 11 - Param Anand ka Safar by Megha Bhandari and Rajinder Bhandal with meditation expert Ravi Kiran.  10 December 2022.

Rangoli Radio – Live Meditation. Theme: How can we celebrate Christmas to enhance our inner growth in relation to spirituality. Episode 12 - Param Anand ka Safar by Megha Bhandari and Rajinder Bhandal with meditation expert Ravi Kiran.  17 December 2022.

Rangoli Radio Special show: Episode 6 - Discovering the path to success in cyber security with Dr Saritha Arunkumar, IBM Public Cloud WorldWide Technical Leader – Security.  01 April 2023

Rangoli Radio World Exclusive. Episode 15 - A World Exclusive Rangoli Radio Role Model Show with Professor Rob Handfield - Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University 08 July 2023

Rangoli Radio Special show: Episode 32 – Rangoli Role Model show with Sharon Kaur Jandu OBE December 2023

Rangoli Radio Special show: Episode 33 – Rangoli Role Model show with John Ebo - EDI and Equity Head at Leeds City Council January 06 2024

Rangoli Role Models – Episodes – 36 Rangoli Radio Role Model with Alina Timofeeva 27 January 2024

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the British Academy of Management
  • Member of UK Advisors and Tutors (UKAT)

Research groups and institutes

  • Workplace Behaviour Research Centre
  • Centre for Decision Research
  • Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research