Nishikant Mishra

Professor Nishikant Mishra

Professor/ Head of Management Systems Subject Group

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

01482 463388

Professor Nishikant Mishra received his PhD from the University of Nottingham. Prior to joining the University of Hull, he was Director of Postgraduate Research and Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia.

He has also worked as a Director of Research at Aberystwyth Business School, Aberystwyth University, and Associate Director of Research and Enterprise at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. He has published about 60 papers in leading international journals and conferences.


Research Interests

  • Supply chain management

  • Healthcare

  • Mathematical modelling

  • Heuristics and algorithms

  • Lean and agile systems

  • General operations management

Research groups

Professor Mishra is working closely on different research projects with more than 15 universities worldwide (United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong, India, Canada, China and Europe)


Mishra N, Singh A, Rana N P and Dwivedi Y , 'Interpretive Structural Modelling Approach for Customer Centric Beef Supply Chain: Application of Big Data Technique', Production Planning and Control, (accepted for publication).

Singh N. Shukla N, Mishra N, 'Social Media Data Analytics for Supply Chain Management in Food Industries', Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, (accepted for publication).

Mangla S K, Luthra S, Mishra N, Singh A, Rana N P, Dora M and Dwivedi Y, 'Barriers to Effective Circular Supply Chain Management in a Developing Country Context', Production Planning and Control, (Accepted for publication).

Malikpoor H, Mishra N, Chalvatzis K and Kumar M, 'Integrated Grey Relational Analysis and Multi Objective Grey Linear Programming for Sustainable Electricity Generation Planning', Annals of Operations Research, (accepted for publication).

Mishra N, Petrovic S, and Sundar S, 'A Self-Adaptive Case-Based Reasoning System for Dose Planning in Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy', Medical Physics Journal, 38(12):6528-38. 2011.

For a full list of Prof Mishra's publications, please follow this link.


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Research Skills for Managers

  • Management & Marketing Research Methods

  • Contemporary Research in Management

  • Operations & Innovation Management

  • Global Logistics Management

Research PhDs

Prof Mishra welcomes PhD applications broadly in the area of operations and supply chain management including circular economy, waste minimisation, healthcare process improvement, sustainable and low carbon supply chain.

If you are interested in doing PhD with him at Hull Business School, please contact him to discuss your research idea. He strongly believes in PhD by publications and his PhD students have published articles in leading international journals. Students he has supervised in the past are now working as lecturers in renowned business schools in the UK and abroad.

Current PhD supervisions 

Prof Mishra is currently supervising a number of Masters and PhD students.

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE) from Aberystwyth University

  • Best PhD supervisor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of East Anglia

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor of Technology (B Tech)

  • PhD


Awards and accolades

Funded Research Projects

GCRF: Growing Research Capability, (2017-2021), Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable Food Supplies, amount awarded: £7,834,714 (Co_PI).

INTERREG European Regional Development Fund, (2017-2021), Intelligent Community Energy, amount awarded: €622,000 (Co_PI)

Technology Strategy Board (TSB), (2013-2017), Improving Efficiency and Reducing Waste in the Beef Supply Chain, amount awarded: £2,790,015 (Co_PI).

British Academy, (2013-2017), A Cross-Country Examination of Supply Chain Barriers on Market Access for Small and Medium Firms in India and UK, amount awarded: £29,955 (PI).

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), (2014-2015), Design of a Field Trial to Test and Validate the Performance of Cattle BCG Vaccine and Associated DIVA Diagnostic Test in England And Wales, amount awarded: £198,015 (Co_PI).

British Council, Food Security, Research Links Workshop, (2013), amount awarded: £32,000 (Co_PI).

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), (2012-2013), Sparking Impact Grant, Maximising the Commercial Opportunities of Natural Product-based Drug Discovery at Aberystwyth, amount awarded: £16,000 (Co_PI).

Higher Education Academy (HEA), (2011-2012), Departmental Development Grant, Measurement of Leadership Capacity using Fuzzy Logic, amount awarded: £30,000 (PI).

Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), (2013-2014), Lamb Efficiency Calculator, amount awarded: £3,760 (PI).

Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), (2012-2013), Lamb Feed Management Calculator, amount awarded: £5,760 (PI).