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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 www.novus.uk.com). 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 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • 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 2020

The potential for the participation of Nigeria in global horticulture value chains

Olaitan, O., Hubbard, N. & Bamford, C., 1 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Emerging Markets. 15, 1, p. 93-110 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Value chain

Cambridge IGCSE® and O Level Economics Revision Guide

Bamford, C., 20 Sep 2018, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 236 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

New Zealand

Cambridge International AS and A Level: Economics Workbook

Bamford, C., 31 Jan 2018, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Web sites
Developing economies
Emerging economies

Packaging redesign - benefits for the environment and the community

Georgakoudis, E., Tipi, N. & Bamford, C., 3 Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. 11, 5, p. 307-320 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Supply chains
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Oral presentation

A Metaphorical Exploration of Work, Life and Community On-Board Cruise Ships: A Hospitality Perspective

Adam Dennett (Speaker), Derek Cameron (Speaker), Colin Bamford (Speaker), Andrew Jenkins (Speaker)
27 Jun 2013

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

BBC Radio Leeds

Colin Bamford


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Ski Slope Gains Momentum as Civic Leaders Eye 'City' Upgrade

Colin Bamford


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Is there a North/South Transport Spending Divide

Colin Bamford


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment