Staff

The listings below feature Birmingham Business School academics associated with the GVC research cluster.

Dr Lisa De Propris

Dr Lisa De Propris

Reader in Regional Economic Development

Department of Management

My main research interests are: small firms and clusters; competitiveness in clusters and regions; forms of clusters and governance; innovation; clusters and foreign direct investment; regional development; knowledge economy and clusters, and creative and cultural industries. In parallel, I have always been concerned with the role of the government and institutions, and have looked at ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6258

Email l.de_propris@bham.ac.uk

Dr Victoria Hanna

Dr Victoria Hanna

Department of Management

Victoria is a Lecturer in Operations Management. She has previously worked at The University of Melbourne (Australia), University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and Rolls-Royce Plc. Victoria has taught project management, operations management and technology management at undergraduate and master’s level and researches in the fields of small business networking and supply chain ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6240

Email v.hanna@bham.ac.uk

Dr Geraint Harvey

Dr Geraint Harvey

Senior Lecturer in HRM and Industrial Relations

Department of Management

Harvey is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. He joined Birmingham Business School in April 2013, having previously worked at the School of Business, Swansea University and Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8436

Email g.harvey@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andy Hodder

Dr Andy Hodder

Lecturer in Employment Relations

Department of Management

Dr Andy Hodder joined Birmingham Business School in September 2012 after completing a PhD at Keele University. Andy’s PhD looked at trade union organising within the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS). This research reviewed the extent to which the PCS has adopted the organising agenda and evaluated its impact on membership and levels of activism, during a period of civil ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6536

Email a.j.hodder@bham.ac.uk

Dr Linda Hsieh

Dr Linda Hsieh

Lecturer in International Business

Department of Management

Linda is a lecturer in International Business, joined University of Birmingham in September 2008, having previously worked as a lecturer in International Business and then senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University (09/2005-09/2008).

Telephone 0121 414 6697

Email h.hsieh@bham.ac.uk

Dr Chris Lonsdale

Dr Chris Lonsdale

Reader in Procurement and Supply Management

Department of Management

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7593

Email c.m.lonsdale.ieb@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christina Niforou

Dr Christina Niforou

Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Department of Management

Christina joined Birmingham Business School in 2013. She received her PhD from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. She is interested in comparative employment relations, global labour governance and corporate social responsibility. She has received funding from the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the ESRC, Warwick Business School and TURI (Trade Union related ...

Telephone +44 (0) 1214145257

Email c.niforou@bham.ac.uk

Professor Helen Rainbird

Professor Helen Rainbird

Emeritus Professor of Human Resource Management

Department of Management

Helen Rainbird joined Birmingham Business School in October 2004. She has researched and written extensively on the intersection between industrial relations structures and processes and workplace learning policies and practices in organisations and has worked on a number of European projects on training institutions.

Helen retired in December 2013 but continues to be a ...

Dr Paulina Ramirez

Dr Paulina Ramirez

Lecturer in International Business and innovation

Department of Management

Paulina joined Birmingham University in August 2005. Before coming to Birmingham University she worked as Research Fellow at the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) at the National University of Ireland - Galway and Research Associate at UMIST and the University of Sheffield.

Telephone + 44 (0) 121 414 4948

Email p.ramirez@bham.ac.uk

Dr Pamela Robinson

Dr Pamela Robinson

Lecturer in Comparative Employment Relations

Department of Management

Pamela joined University of Birmingham in January 2010. Before coming to the Business School she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the School of Social Sciences and a Research Associate at the Centre for Business Relationships Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University.

Previously employed in the retail sector in a number of senior management ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 3418

Email p.k.robinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joe Sanderson

Dr Joe Sanderson

Senior Lecturer
Head of Procurement and Operations Management Department

School of Business

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7489

Email j.r.sanderson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ferran Vendrell-Herrero

Dr Ferran Vendrell-Herrero

Lecturer in Managerial Economics

Department of Management

Ferran’s research takes an economic perspective and he has a strong preference for quantitative methodologies. His research outputs have focused on two areas: Evaluation of policies concerning industrial and venture promotion, and the crisis of the creative industries. Those interests were developed thanks to the opportunity of working with multidisciplinary teams in different ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 8563

Email f.vendrell-herrero@bham.ac.uk

Dr Yufeng Zhang

Dr Yufeng Zhang

Senior Lecturer in Operations Management
Director of Business Programmes with Engineering, Sciences & Law

Department of Management

Yufeng Zhang is the Director of Business Programmes with Engineering, Sciences & Law. He is the academic Coordinator of the EU FP7 Europe-China High Value Engineering Network (EC-HVEN), www.birmingham.ac.uk/hven. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

High Value Engineering (HVE)

High value engineering (HVE) is the application of ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6695

Email zhangys@bham.ac.uk