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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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