Sarah Schiffling holds positions as a Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, and as an International Research Fellow with the HUMLOG Institute in Helsinki, Finland. She previously worked as a Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management at the University of Lincoln, UK. She obtained a PhD in Humanitarian Logistics from Heriot-Watt University, UK.
Sarah's research interests include pharmaceutical supply chains, disaster relief operations, and supply chain management in developing nations. Her current projects focus on vaccine supply chains, logistics in conflict areas, commercial-humanitarian interactions, and project management. Sarah speaks fluent German. She recently completed secondments with companies in Germany and Switzerland as part of an EU-funded Horizon2020 project.
Sarah frequently delivers guest lectures on humanitarian logistics and supply chains in the UK and abroad. In 2020, she published papers in the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Annals of Operations Research, and the International Journal of Production Research.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has appeared on TV for EuroNews (UK), BBC News (UK), and ZDF (Germany) to speak about vaccine supply chains. Interviews with Sarah have been featured in articles by Le Figaro (France), Konkret24 (Poland), AlJazeera (UK), and other print and online outlets.