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Dr Manoj Dora

Dr Manoj Dora
Reader - Operations Management


Dr Manoj Dora is currently the Director of Collaborative Projects and Outreach at Brunel Business School. He is also heading the Operations & Information Systems Management Group.

Manoj has several years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy worldwide. He is the founder of “Circular Food Forum” which brings together academic, industries and policy makers to facilitate dialogue and take forward research agenda.

Manoj's areas of specializations are Sustainable Value Chain and Quality Management with a focus on Lean Six Sigma in the agro-food sector. Manoj’s current research aims to map the circular pathway for food supply chain and its impact across the different stakeholders using “lean thinking” principles. His research is an innovative application of cross-cutting operations management theories such as Lean and Six Sigma in the agriculture and food sector which will redesign agricultural production as it is today to improve efficiency and eliminate waste and losses.

He has been involved in many capacity building initiatives focusing on the circular economy, humanitarian operations, industry 4.0 and food supply chain in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. At the same time, he has also worked with over 50 SMEs to implement lean principles as part of their operations.

Manoj has been successful in acquiring research grants from the World Bank, European Commission (FP7), British Academy, UKIERI, British Council, Newton Fund and several private companies. He is also appointed as a subject expert at the European Commission, ESRC, VINOVA in the field of food research and circular economy.

He holds a PhD from Ghent University in Belgium. He has received a MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University in the USA supported by International Ford Foundation. He has several publications in the high impact journals and disseminated his research in reputed forum such as TEDx and Cambridge Festival of Ideas at the University of Cambridge.


Director, Collaborative Projects and Outreach

Head, Operations & Information Systems Management Group

Newest selected publications

Raut, R., Mangla, SK., Narwane, V., Dora, M. and Liu, M. (2021) 'Big Data Analytics as a mediator in Lean, Agile, Resilient, and Green (LARG) practices effects on sustainable supply chains'. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 145. pp. 102170 - 102170. ISSN: 1366-5545 Open Access Link

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Patel, S., Dora, M., Hahladakis, J. and Iacovidou, E. (2020) 'Opportunities, challenges and trade-offs with decreasing avoidable food waste in the UK'. Waste Management and Research. ISSN: 0734-242X Open Access Link

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Wulandhari, NBI., Mishra, N., Dora, M. and Samuel, FW. (2020) 'Understanding rural Do-It-Yourself science through social learning in communities of practice'. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 163. pp. 120411 - 120411. ISSN: 0040-1625 Open Access Link

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Dora, M. and Kumar, M. (2020) 'Operational improvement programs and humanitarian operations'. Production Planning & Control. pp. 1 - 4. ISSN: 0953-7287 Open Access Link

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Wesana, J., Gellynck, X., Dora, M., Muyama, L., Mutenyo, E., Ahikiriza, E., et al. (2020) 'Labelling nutrition sensitive food chains: a consumer preference analysis of milk products'. Frontiers in Nutrition, 7. pp. 1 - 25. ISSN: 2296-861X Open Access Link

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