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Professor in Sustainable Production and Consumption, Anglia Ruskin University

Professor Manoj Dora is the director of the Centre for Intelligent Supply Chains. With core expertise in operations and supply chain management, Manoj has an interdisciplinary background in applied economics, environmental sciences and works at interface between these disciplines to generate impact on policy and businesses.
Manoj's research projects are collaborative in nature, have been co-designed by challenge owners and multi-stakeholders in a participatory way and involves addressing research priorities of partners in the UK, Asia, Latin America and Africa for generating impact.
Manoj's areas of expertise include sustainable management, the circular economy, and food supply chains. His research has focused on how we can switch from our current industrial 'linear' model to a circular economy and how operational excellence tools and industry 4.0 technologies can be combined in a connected supply chain to achieve zero-waste.
He has been involved in many capacity building initiatives focusing on the circular economy, humanitarian operations, industry 4.0 and food supply chain in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. At the same time, he has also worked with over 50 SMEs to implement lean principles as part of their operations.
Manoj has been successful in acquiring research grants from the World Bank, European Commission (FP7), British Academy, UKIERI, British Council, Newton Fund and several private companies. He is also appointed as a subject expert at the European Commission, ESRC, VINOVA in the field of food research and circular economy.
Manoj holds a PhD from Ghent University in Belgium. He has received a MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University in the USA supported by International Ford Foundation. He has several publications in the high impact journals and disseminated his research in reputed forum such as TEDx and Cambridge Festival of Ideas at the University of Cambridge.


  • 2022–present
    Professor, Anglia Ruskin University


  • 2014 
    Ghent University, PhD