Professor Desmond Doran

Professor of Practice in Management
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Professor Desmond Doran


Professor Des Doran is a specialist in the areas of Operations and Supply Chain Management. He earned his PhD in Buyer-Supplier Relationships at Portsmouth University and his MBA (with Distinction) at Warwick Business School. He has published widely in the field of modular supply chains and is a regular reviewer for many leading journals. 

Des has lectured on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Kingston University, Queen Mary College, University of London, Brunel University and Audencia Business School, Nante. He has provided Supply Chain and Operations Improvement training for a number of clients including Oman Air, Dolphin Gas and Qatar Bank.

Research interests

Modular supply chain management, dynamic capabilities, Industry 4.0 and circular economy.


  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management


3 completed supervisions in the areas of Operations and Supply Chain Management. Desmond’s supervision interests include: 

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Innovation
  • Industrie 4.0
  • Outsourcing
  • Operations Improvement. 

Please contact Professor Doran directly if you would like to inquire about completing a PhD under his supervision.


  • Senior Fellow HEA
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
  • External examiner for Exeter Business School and Dundee Business School 

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