Secretary - Stephen Kelly
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Institution: Edge Hill University
Steve is currently a Senior Lecturer in Business and Management at Edge Hill University where he teaches and researches in the areas of Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, Strategic and Operations Management.
Before his academic career, Steve worked for over ten years for a number of different high profile global organisations such as Siemens, GEC and the NHS, in a variety of Supply Chain, Operations and Project Management roles. He has a PhD in Management Science from Lancaster University, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), a CIPS Assessor, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and an Executive Committee member of the International Purchasing & Supply Education & Research Association (IPSERA).
He has a wide range of research interests, including tendering processes, gamification, P&SM education and organisational routines, with his most recent publication in the ABS 4-ranked International Journal of Operations & Production Management looking at Purchase Offering Quality and the effects of buyer behaviour on organisational supplying behaviour.
He is currently working on an EU ERASMUS+ funded project developing a pan-European Purchasing curriculum with the Universities of Mainz, Dortmund, Twente and Lappeenranta.