Dr Luisa Huaccho Huatuco



Luisa Huatuco is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management. She joined The York Management School in September 2015. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Operations & Business Processes at Leeds University Business School. She obtained her DPhil from the University of Oxford with the thesis entitled: “The role of rescheduling in manufacturing systems’ complexity”.

She was the Principal Investigator on the EU funded project: DISRUPT “Quantitative modelling of sustainable supply chains subject to major disruptions”, together with Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow Prof. Jairo Montoya Torres (from Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia).

She has been involved in two major EPSRC funded activities: Complexity in the Supply Chain project (GR/M57842) and Manufacturing Futures Network (EP/D059046/1). Her research work has been carried out with industrial collaborators, including: B&K, Kingkraft, Eminox, Union Industries, Clariant UK plc, Sulzer Pumps, ALPLA and Graphic plc.

She is a Co-Track chair of the British Academy of Management conference, Performance Management track.


From October 2017, she is the Co-Editor for the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (IJPPM) together with Dr Nicky Shaw from Leeds University Business School (University of Leeds, UK). She is an Editorial Advisory Board member of the International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IJKSS) and formerly of the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (IJPPM). She is a member of the recently updated Editorial Review Board for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM).


Luisa is a member of the EPSRC Manufacturing Futures Network, EPSRC Associate Peer Review College, British Academy of Management (BAM), European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) and Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).

Research interests

Luisa’s current research interests at firm and supply chain levels within the manufacturing context include: sustainable supply chains, management of disruptions to distribution/logistics, high value manufacturing and complexity in the supply chain.

She has disseminated the results of her research using various routes including: internationally ranked academic journals and several international conferences. She has also been fostering links with researchers in Latin America and Europe.

She has co-Guest Edited a special volume on “Decision-support models and tools for helping to make real progress to more sustainable societies” for the Journal of Cleaner Production (Vol. 105), as well as acted as the Lead Guest Editor of two special issues for the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management on: “Third Sector and Performance” (Vol. 63, No. 6) and “Performance measurement of sustainable supply chains” (Vol. 62, No.8).


  • DPhil, University of Oxford
  • MSc. International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences
  • BSc. Systems Engineering
  • PCLTHE, University of Leeds

Professional memberships

  • British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • European Operations Management Association (EurOMA)
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • EPSRC Manufacturing Futures Network
  • EPSRC Associate Peer Review College

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research