School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Staff

Dr Ran Bhamra BSc MSc PhD CEng MIET FHEA

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Senior Lecturer in Engineering Management

Organisational Resilience book cover. October 2015 Organisational Resilience book cover. October 2015

Background

Ran Bhamra is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (MIET). He has a BSc in Applied Physics with Microelectronics from Kingston Polytechnic, an MSc in Manufacturing Systems and Management from Bradford University and a PhD in Resource-based Strategy from Cranfield University. 

Ran joined the School in 2008, prior to which much of his career was spent in a variety of industrial organisations and consultancy. His industrial experience includes: process improvement, project and operations management for Organisations that include Osram (Siemens Ltd.); Innovative Technology Ltd.; SCA Hygiene and Alstom Power Service UK. Dr Bhamra worked as a consultant for Pera Innovation, which involved delivering the Government's Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) - implementing operational change and improvement programmes, often Europe-wide in nature.

Research Interests

Key research interests include organisational resilience, competence and resource-based theory, sustainable manufacturing strategy, and also product-service operations. These research interests impinge on and embrace a number of disciplines related to organisations, competitiveness and strategy, namely: communities of practice, the management of tacit knowledge, organisational learning, innovation & technology management, the processes of organisational change and the impact of organisational design. Additionally, Ran is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Hong Kong.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA)
  • Member of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA)

 Journal Reviewer for:

  • International Journal of Operations & Production Management
  • International Journal of Production Research
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Journal of Construction Engineering & Management
  • European Management Journal
  • International Journal of Sustainable Engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal

Teaching

Current and previous teaching includes the following:

  • Organisation Structure & Strategy
  • Lean Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Global Business Strategy & Systems
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Organisational Theory & Strategy (Hong Kong University)

Project Supervision

  • PhD research projects
  • MSc degree projects
  • Undergraduate group product design and industrial projects
  • MEng/BEng/BSc Undergraduate final year projects