Professor of Operations Management, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor David Bamford is an experienced industrialist/academic who has published over 100 articles, book chapters and reports as well as presented widely on his topics to both academic and practitioner audiences. His multiple publications include two co-authored books: i) Managing Quality (2016); and ii) Essential Guide to Operations Management (2010).

David has received many awards for research, teaching and knowledge transfer: Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence: Paper 'Service quality at the London 2012 games - a Paralympics athletes survey' in International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended paper; University 'Thank You' Awards 2017, 2016, 2015; Innovative Partnership Award (University of Huddersfield) for work with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT); Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC): Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP); Technology Strategy Board & InnovateUK; and for teaching: University of Manchester: Distinguished Achievement Medal – Teacher of the Year; University Award for Teaching Excellence. Multiple Department Teaching Awards.


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    Professor of Operations Management, University of Huddersfield