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Sankar Sivarajah

Professor of Technology Management and Circular Economy, University of Bradford

Sankar Sivarajah joined the School of Management at the University of Bradford in December 2017 and is a Professor of Technology Management and Circular Economy.

He enjoys interdisciplinary research and teaching focusing on the use of emerging digital technology by businesses and organisations for the betterment of society. He is the Deputy Editor of Journal of Enterprise Information Management and has published over 70 scientific articles in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His research tackling societal challenges such as energy-efficient digital currencies, consumer behaviour and reduction of waste has featured in reputable media publications such as The World Economic Forum, BBC Yorkshire and The Conversation.

To date, he has a successful track record as Principal and Co-investigator in over £3 million worth of R&I and consultancy projects funded by national, international funding bodies and commercial organisations. Some of the notable funders have been the European Commission (FP7, H2020, Marie Curie), Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Innovate UK/DEFRA and British Council focusing on projects addressing business and societal challenges surrounding themes such as Blockchain use in Financial Services, Smart Waste and Cities, Energy-efficient data centres, Social innovation and Participatory Budgeting. Some of the key past and present industry and public sector partners that he has collaborations with are Fraunhofer, Deloitte, Thales, Enel, Telefonica, Vodafone, Leeds Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Cambridgeshire County Council, Hounslow Council, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Arup and PA Consulting to name a few.

He was awarded a PhD in 2014 in Management Studies from Brunel University London, which focused on the development of a technology evaluation and impact assessment framework for local government authorities. He holds a first-class BSc (Hons) in Business and Management specialising in Computer Sciences from Brunel University London and MSc with Distinction in Management specialising in Entrepreneurship from Bayes Business School (previously known as Cass), City University London. He was also recognised and awarded by Bayes Business School an honorary membership to the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) society, an international honour society recognizing business excellence.

He is an elected governing Council Member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) in the UK, Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the British Academy of Management (BAM).


  • 2020–present
    Chair professor, School of Management, University of Bradford
  • 2017–2019
    Reader, School of Management, University of Bradford
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer, Brunel Business School, Brunel University London