Personal profile


Professor Colin Bamford was Associate Dean in the Business School and also head of the Department of Logistics and Hospitality Management until September 2014.  He now has an Emeritus role which involves managing two international collaborative programmes, supervising PhD students and some teaching.
Over his time at the University (and formerly at the Polytechnic), Colin has been responsible for the development of a range of vocational courses in transport and logistics management.  As a consequence, Huddersfield is now arguably the best known and foremost provider of undergraduate sandwich courses in supply chain managament including the unique Novus Trust programme (see Colin has successfully supervised 12 PhD and 2 MPhil’s; he currently has six active PhD students and provides advice to others.
Colin is able to provide supervision in a wide range of subjects although he has particular recognised expertise in the impact of transport policies on business and the community and on the skills and competences required to be an effective manager in business.  He has particular expertise in supervising international research students.

Colin is well known to students, both in the UK and worldwide, for his text books on AS/A Level Economics and in his specialist subject area, Transport Economics.  These texts have been endorsed by CIE and OCR for their respective qualifications.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Innovate developments in transport and logistics education 
  • Sustainable logistics
  • Supply chain management
  • Economic impact of transport policies 


  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain
  • Sustainable Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economic Impact of Transport Policies
  • Transport Education
  • Logistics Education
  • Innovative Development

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Research Output 2004 2018

Web sites
Developing economies
Emerging economies

Packaging redesign - benefits for the environment and the community

Georgakoudis, E., Tipi, N. & Bamford, C. 6 Mar 2018 In : International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Supply chains

The potential for the participation of Nigeria in Global Horticulture Value Chains

Bamford, C., Hubbard, N. & Olaitan, O. 11 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Emerging Markets. Special Issue

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Value chain
1 Citations

An investigation into hospitality cruise ship work through the exploration of metaphors

Dennett, A., Cameron, D., Bamford, C. & Jenkins, A. 29 Jul 2014 In : Employee Relations. 36, 5, p. 480-495 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cruise ship
Empirical research

Cambridge International AS/A Level Economics

Bamford, C. & Grant, S. Dec 2014 Third ed. Cambridge: University of Cambridge. 314 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Oral presentation