Dr Brian McGarrie

Dr Brian McGarrie

Department of Management
Associate Professor in Management

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Brian is an Associate Professor in Management (teaching-focused).  Brian teaches Crisis Management and Organisational Reliability and Resilience. He has also taught Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and Project Management.

Brian is also the Programme Director of the Part Time BSc Business Management programme in Singapore.

Brian has extensive experience of delivering Executive Education programmes and has developed blended and online course materials globally.


BSc (Hons.)



Brian joined Birmingham Business School in September 2015 having held various Senior Lectureships/Senior Teaching Fellow roles at a number of universities both in the UK and in New Zealand, including most recently, the University of Salford and Lancaster University. 

He has over 25 years of experience in teaching Executive Education, MBA Programmes, Masters programmes, and Undergraduates in Risk and Crisis Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and Project Management.

Brian has also held various MBA Director roles at Salford Business School, Nottingham Business School, Durham Business School, Leeds Business School and Newcastle University Business School.

He has worked as a consultant and advisor to the Scottish Government and to a large number of companies.

He holds a Doctorate in the implementation of production planning and control systems within SMEs.



  • Crisis Management (Birmingham and Singapore)
  • Operations Management (Singapore)


  • Leading & Managing Change & Crisis (Birmingham and Singapore)
  • Organisational Reliability & Resilience (Singapore)

Postgraduate supervision

  • Risk and Crisis Management
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management


  • Risk and Crisis Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Other activities