Dr Darar Apiri

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About me

Dr. Apiri is a Procurement, Logistics and Supply chain Management professional with 13 years combined experience in teaching, research and industry. He has industry experiences in highway and building construction as well as in Engineering Project Procurement and Aerodrome Operations management. Dr. Apiri is passionate about teaching, knowledge transfer and sustainable futures. 

Here at UWE, Dr Apiri currently leads the Strategic Analysis of Technical Operations as well as the Logistics and Supply Chain Management modules of the MSc Engineering Management Course. He also teaches on Project Management and Engineering practice related modules across undergrdauate and post graduate levels.

Prior to joining UWE, Dr. Apiri was a lecturer of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management at the University of South Wales, where he led and delivered modules such as Sustainable Supply Chain Maagement (at Level 7), Research methods (at level 7), Global Procurement and Sourcing (at Level 6), Strategic procurement and commercial relationships (at Level 6) and, Project Management and Consultancy Skills (at Level 7). 

His pervasive research interests cut across Transport and Logistics Management; Strategic Procurement; Circular economy and Construction Project Management. 

Some of his current research projects are centred on reverse logistics, circular economy in the renewable energy and automobile sectors, election logistics, and community stakeholder management within highways, buildings and EPC projects. His research capabilities and experience include quantitative methods (statistical analysis) and qualitative methods (utilising thematic, discourse and content analysis).

He is enthusiastic about triple helix collaborations for innovation and is interested in partnerships that enhance community development, EDI and overall triple bottom line performance on a granular scale. He is open to doctoral supervisions within the scope of his expertise and research interests.

His professional memberships include:
Fellow Higher Education Academy [FHEA]
Full Member, Association of Project Managers [MAPM]
Chartered Member, Chartered institute of Logistics and Transport [CMILT]
Registered Engineer with Council for the regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
Corporate Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers [MNSE]

Area of expertise

Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Procurement Management, Engineering Project Management


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