Dr Sarah Shaw

Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

01482 347506

Sarah is a lecturer, researcher and programme director in logistics and supply chain management at Hull University Business School.

Previously, she worked full-time for a leading UK Supplier of safety equipment and clothing in a variety of senior supply chain management positions.

Sarah completed the Logistics Managers course at Cranfield University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) having served as Chairman of the CILT Humber Group branch for two years.

She completed her Executive MBA at the University of Hull's Business School in 2008 and her dissertation focused on strategies for increasing market share.


Research Interests

  • Natural environment

  • Performance measurement and reporting

  • Supply chain sustainability

  • Agricultural supply chains and food security

Research groups

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) UK, having served as Chairman of Humber Group branch (2008-2010)

  • Member of the UK Logistics Research Network (LRN)

  • Sits on the Local Advisory Board for Think Logistics at Franklin College, Grimsby


Vikas Kumar, Ozlem Bak, Ruizhi Guo, Sarah Shaw, Claudia Colicchia, Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Archana Kumari, (2018) "An empirical analysis of supply and manufacturing risk and business performance: a Chinese manufacturing supply chain perspective", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal,

Akhtar, P., Ullah, S., Kabra, G., Shaw, S. (2018). Dynamic Capabilities and Environmental Sustainability for Emerging Economies' Multinational Enterprises, International Studies of Management & Organization In Press.

Vidgen, R., Shaw, S. and Grant, D.B. (2017). Management challenges in creating value from business analytics. European Journal of Operational Research261(2), pp.626-639.

Shaw S, Grant D B, Shenin N and Chaisurayakarn S, 'Using Environmental Reporting Tools in the Supply Chain: Perspectives from UK, Finland and Thailand', Annual Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, University of Hull (September 2016)

Shaw S, Grant D B and Mangan J, 'The Evolution of Green Supply Chain Performance Measurement: A Research Agenda for the Next Decade', Colloquium on Green Logistics Management: Balancing Environmental and Shareholder Priorities, IRISS-CNR, Naples, Italy (September 2016)

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Research Methods for Dissertation

  • Supply Chain Network Design

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Demand and Supply Planning

  • Supply Chain Sustainability and the Environment

Research PhDs

Dr Shaw is willing to supervise PhD students whose topics relate to her research interests.

Current PhD supervisions

  • Sherif Salvador, State of the Art of Reverse Logistics Management in the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Industry (University of Hull)

  • Abdullah Alsaif, An Investigation into the Impact of Supply Chain Management Practices on Competitive Advantage: The Case of the Saudi Arabian Petrochemical Industry (University of Hull)

  • Wachiraporn Khunjan, Investigating Waste and Sustainability in Thai Restaurant Chains (University of Hull)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2008-2013)

  • MBA (2005-2007) Distinction

  • BSc Biology (1996-1999) First Class Honours

External roles

  • Active in attending and presenting at academic conferences around the world including CSCMP (San Diego), LRN (UK) and ELA (Switzerland). See publication list for recent conference papers and publications.

  • Leading a cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research project looking at the effect of black grass (Alopecurus myosuroides) on UK arable farming/crop productivity.

Awards and accolades

  • Finalist in Women of Achievement Awards 2018  (Women Breaking Boundaries category)
  • Winner and highly commended in ‘Leader of the Year’ Annual Awards 2017 by Women in Logistics, UK

  • Franklin College and University of Hull support logistics careers initiative for school leavers

  • Winner of the CILT UK Richard McLeish Award for significant advances in her study and career 2009

  • Finalist in the Everywoman Newcomer of the Year Award – Transport & Logistics 2008

  • Finalist in the Junior Chamber – Outstanding Young Person’s Award 2008