Dr. John Hopkins is the Discipline Leader (Supply Chain and Logistics Management) for Swinburne Business School. He has worked extensively in industry, for organisations such as General Motors and Cadbury, in addition to academic institutions in the UK, USA, Ireland and Australia. John's experience in industry has been critical to his academic career and he enjoys working at the interface of academic theory/knowledge and real-world industry practice.

Specialising in survey and case study-based methods, John's research has featured in many high ranking, internationally recognised peer-reviewed academic journals and industry publications.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer (Supply Chain & Logistics), Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2005 
    University of Liverpool, UK, PhD