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Professor of Marine Transport and Logistics, Newcastle University

John Mangan joined Newcastle University in 2008 as Professor of Marine Transport and Logistics; he is also degree programme director for all postgraduate taught programmes in marine techology and director of Newcastle's input to the MTEC MSc programme. His textbook (Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (2nd ed.), published by Wiley) has become one of the standard textbooks in the field.

Before moving to Newcastle in 2008 John held the Peter Thompson Chair in Logistics at the University of Hull. Prior to this he held academic posts at University College Dublin and at the Irish Management Institute. A native of Cork in Ireland, John first worked as a freight clerk with Aer Lingus, as an analyst with the Irish airports authority, as a graduate trainee in the Irish Civil Service (in both the Marine and Treasury departments), as company secretary of a seaweed harvesting company, and then embarked upon an academic career. He has a doctorate in logistics from Cardiff University, masters degrees from both Cranfield and Lancaster Universities, and a bachelors degree in Science from University College Cork; in addition he has completed a Fulbright scholarship at Boston College and spent a sabbatical at MIT.

Research Interests:

Marine Transport - port governance, port choice, port-centric logistics; container flows & transhipment.

Global logistics - landed costs; indices & connectivity; logistics & economic development.

Logistics & the environment - supply chain mapping & carbon footprinting; measurement of environmental impact.

I also have a keen research interest in management and skills development in logistics and transport, and in research philosophy and methodological triangulation.


  • –present
    Professor of Marine Transport and Logistics, Newcastle University