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Dr Manoj Dora
Reader - Operations Management

Eastern Gateway 202i

Research area(s)

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

Research group(s)

Research grants and projects

Research Projects


Food fraud prevention using Blockchain technology: Role of Contextual factors
Funder: British Council
Duration: February 2019 - January 2020
Developing curriculum for training special needs trainers
Funder: UK-India Education and Research Initiative
Duration: January 2018 - January 2021
Mapping the impact of food waste on sustainability performance
Funder: British Academy
Duration: September 2016 - August 2018

Project details

  •  International Initiative for Impact Evaluation/ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Topic: Economic and Empowerment Impacts of Millet Processing and Value Addition Enterprises by Women SHGs in Tribal Areas of Odisha (India) (Co-I),  981,054 USD
  • 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

Research links

Research group(s)

  • IEHS