Professor Wendy Phillips

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  • Qualifications:Bsc (Hons) Biology (University of Manchester), Msc Technical Change and Industrial Strategy(University of Manchester), PhD (University of Manchester)
  • Position:Professor
  • Department:FBL - Business and Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 82297
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About me

I have a multi-disciplinary background in science and management and I have spent over 20 years advancing the disciplines of innovation studies and supply chain management. Prior to my current position, I worked at the ESRC Centre for Innovation and Competition at the University of Manchester and the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS) at the University of Bath School of Management. 

My research impacts policy and practice in procurement in complex public sector supply networks such as the NHS, the Welsh NHS, and UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

I am currently leading a large-scale, collaborative EPSRC funded programme- the Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network (RiHN - to map the research landscape for redistributed manufacturing (RDM) in healthcare, and to explore applications in promising areas of healthcare that could benefit from RDM.

My experience includes leading and contributing to the following:

  • Healthcare Industries Task Force (HITF) which brought together industry and government leaders together to develop a plan of action to stimulate science and industry in the UK
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) funded project looking at the transformation of procurement and strategic sourcing decisions in the UK's Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Research collaboration between the University of the West of England, Cardiff University, University of Bath, and University of Bristol, which aims to evaluate the value of the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN), focusing on the role of innovative supply networks and
  • EPSRC and ESRC funded research projects looking at innovation in supply networks

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in my research interest area.

Area of expertise

Redistributed manufacturing, management of innovation, discontinuous innovation, National Systems of Innovation, public procurement, supply chain relationships; social innovation


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