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Dr Manoj Dora

Dr Manoj Dora
Reader - Operations Management

Research area(s)

  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Food Value Chain
  • Industry 4.0 (Blockchain, IoT)
  • Supply Chain issues to improve the effectiveness of the value chain
  • Humanitarian Operations and Logistics
  • Agribusiness in Africa

Research group(s)

Research supervision

My research is more applied involving industries and other stakeholders. PhD candidates seeking supervision are welcome specifically in the areas mentioned above.

Research project(s) and grant(s)


  • UKRI – BBSRC - Partnership for a Sustainable Food Future – Centre for Doctoral Training (2020-2025) (Co-I), 5million GBP
  • STFC Food Network fund 2020 (Co-I), Topic: Fraud Indicators: Winning the War against Food Fraud with STFC Data
  • STFC Food Network fund 2020 (Co-I), Topic: Using STFC Technology to Create a Novel Digital Platform to Integrate Fish Farmers and Customers in Ghana
  • STFC Food Network fund 2020 (Co-I), Topic: A feasibility study of using Raman Spectroscopy to detect counterfeit seeds in Malawi
  • STFC Food Network fund 2020 (Co-I), Topic: Developing Price Risk-Protected Warehouse Receipt System in Promoting Resilient Food Supply Chains in Africa
  • Newton Fund Research Environment Links grant 2019-2021 (Co-I) Topic: Developing capacity and research network on circular and Industry 4.0 driven sustainable solutions for reducing food waste in supply chains in Turkey
  • GCRF Impact Accelerator in developing countries grant 2019 (Principal Investigator) Topic: Lean logistics to ensure efficient food distribution in humanitarian crisis in Turkey
  • Research IDEA award 2019 (Principal Investigator) Topic: Leveraging Food Systems to Reduce Nutrition Loss in Banana Supply Chains
  • British Council Newton Fund Grant 2018 (Principal Investigator) Topic: Fighting Food Fraud with Blockchain in Brazil
  • GCRF Brunel Research Development Fund 2018 (Principal Investigator) Topic: Mobile processing unit for fruits for the small holders’ farmers in India
  • British Council - UK India Education Research Initiative 2017-2020) (CO-I) Topic: Training for All- a capacity building initiative
  • British Council Newton Fund Grant 2016 (Principal Investigator) Topic: Lean humanitarian supply chain and logistics to ensure resilient and efficient food distribution in disasters and emergencies
  • British Academy Grant 2016-2018 (Principal Investigator) Topic: Mapping the impact of food waste on sustainability performance
  • Royal Academy of Engineering 2018 (CO-I) Topic: Perishable Food Cold Chain Logistics in Turkey
  • Brunel Research Initiative & Enterprise Fund 2017-18 (Principal Investigator) Topic: Mapping the impact of a circular pathway for the UK food supply chain
  • Brunel Research Development Fund-ESRC 2016-17 (Principal Investigator) Topic: Building resilience in Brazilian food supply chains
  • Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation & New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) 2016 (Co-I) Topic: Priority agricultural value chains in Central Africa
  • EU Erasmus plus 2014-17 (CO-I) Topic: Network of universities and enterprises for food training in Southeast Asia
  • VLIR Interuniversity collaboration project 2013-2025 (Co-I) Topic: Strengthening agribusiness value chain through community engagement in Uganda
  • EU IMSFood project 2010-2012  (CO-I) Topic: Innovative Management System for Food processing SMEs