Portrait of Professor Colin Bamford Professor Colin Bamford

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Biography

Position: Emeritus Professor, Department of Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing
Qualifications: BSc, FICLT, FHEA
Research Group: Business Operations, Supply Chain and Transport Research Group

Professor Colin Bamford was Associate Dean in the Business School and also head of the Department of Logistics and Hospitality Management until September 2014.  He now has an Emeritus role which involves managing two international collaborative programmes, supervising PhD students and some teaching.
Over his time at the University (and formerly at the Polytechnic), Colin has been responsible for the development of a range of vocational courses in transport and logistics management.  As a consequence, Huddersfield is now arguably the best known and foremost provider of undergraduate sandwich courses in supply chain managament including the unique Novus Trust programme (see www.novus.uk.com). Colin has successfully supervised 13 PhD and 4 MPhil’s; he currently has six active PhD students and provides advice to others.
Colin is able to provide supervision in a wide range of subjects although he has particular recognised expertise in the impact of transport policies on business and the community and on the skills and competences required to be an effective manager in business.  He has particular expertise in supervising international research students.

An evaluation of the skills and competencies required by graduate employers of logistics graduates

This project builds upon previous research that I have directed. It provides a link between the academic courses at the University and the needs of graduate employers.

The logistical impact of transport policies

This research topic covers a range of possibilities. A key theme is sustainability and the extent to which the logistics function can be made more sustainable. Within this context there are a range of research opportunities.
As well as producing college text books, Colin is a regular contributor to Economics Today and other publications.
Colin’s own research interests are varied and range from innovate developments in transport and logistics education to more specialist research in aspects of sustainable logistics, supply chain management and the economic impact of transport policies.
His other interests have developed out of the topics that have been researched by his PhD students.
most provider of undergraduate programmes in this vitally important field of global business.  (See website and www.novus.uk.com).  The University also has a growing reputation for its masters course in this field.
Colin is well known to students, both in the UK and worldwide, for his text books on AS/A Level Economics and in his specialist subject area, Transport Economics.  These texts have been endorsed by CIE and OCR for their respective qualifications.

Blog Articles

All of Colin’s blog articles can be accessed ont he main University website at blogs.hud.ac.uk/academics

The most recent ones are:

 

Research and Scholarship

As well as producing college text books, Colin is a regular contributor to Economics Today and other publications.

Colin’s own research interests are varied and range from innovate developments in transport and logistics education to more specialist research in aspects of sustainable logistics, supply chain management and the economic impact of transport policies.

His other interests have developed out of the topics that have been researched by his PhD students.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Dennett, A., Cameron, D., Bamford, C. and Jenkins, A. (2014) ‘An investigation into hospitality cruise ship work through the exploration of metaphorsEmployee Relations , 36 (5), pp. 480-495. ISSN 0142-5455

Savage, C., Fransman, L., Jenkins, A. and Bamford, C. (2014) ‘Developing Walvis Bay Port into a logistics gateway for southern Africa: Issues, challenges and the potential implications for Namibia’s futureJournal of Transport and Supply Chain Management , 8 (1). ISSN 2310-8789

2013

Dennett, A., Cameron, D., Bamford, C. and Jenkins, A. (2013) ‘A Metaphorical Exploration of Work, Life and Community On-Board Cruise Ships: A Hospitality Perspective’. In: 3rd International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Management, 27th - 29th June 2013, Athens, Greece

2012

Wong, P. and Bamford, C. (2012) ‘A Study of Market Structure in Liner Shipping Under the Influence of Government Policies’. In: Proceedings of 19th International Business Research Conference. Melbourne, Australia: SSRN Social Science Research Network. . ISBN 978-1-922069-13-9

Bamford, C (2012) ‘Should a third runway be built at Heathrow?Economics Today , 20 (2), pp. 20-24. ISSN 0969-4641

Bamford, C (2012) ‘UK Transport: Increasing concentration and its effects on transport marketsEconomics Today , 19 (3), pp. 18-22. ISSN 0969-4641

2011

Georgakoudis, E., Tipi, N. and Bamford, C. (2011) ‘An evaluation of current European packaging regulations on the core logistics operations of a paper packaking manufacturer in Greece’. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL) 2011. Nottingham, UK: Centre for Concurrent Enterprise Nottingham University Business School. pp. 629-636. ISBN 978 085358 278 6

Bamford, C (2011) ‘Should train operators be given greater power in determining how the Government should spend its rail budget?Politics First (2), pp. 22-23.

Bamford, C. and Grant, S. (2011) Cambridge International AS and A Level Economics Second Edition Teacher's Resource CD-ROM . Edition 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521126649

2010

Bamford, C (2010) ‘Will anything curb our increasing demand for flying?Economics Today , 18 (2), pp. 8-11. ISSN 0969-4641

Hubert, P., Virtos, H., Savage, C., Maden, W., Slater, W. and Bamford, C. (2010) ‘Van Fuel Efficiency Measurement - A Successful Application of Data Envelopment Analysis’. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. Northamptonshire, UK: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK. pp. 660-667. ISBN 9781904564348

Wong, P. and Bamford, C. (2010) ‘Carrier and Mode Selection for shippers in the Pearl River Delta of the People's Republic of China - a case study of Zhongshan and Foshan’. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference. Northamptonshire, UK: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK. pp. 709-718. ISBN 9781904564348

Bamford, C. and Grant, S. (2010) Cambridge International AS Level and A Level Economics Coursebook with CD-ROM . Cambridge International Examinations. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521126656

Bamford, C (2010) ‘The changing supply of logistics services - a UK perspective’. In: Global Logistics: new directions in supply chain management 6th edition. Pentonville, London: Kogan Page. pp. 409-419. ISBN 9780749457037

Dennett, A., Cameron, D., Jenkins, A. and Bamford, C. (2010) ‘The social identity of waiters onboard UK cruise ships: ‘Quasiprofessionals’ forming occupational communities’. In: 19th CHME Annual Hospitality Research Conference, 5-7 May 2010, University of Surrey

2009

Burgess, J., Savage, C., Maden, W., Bamford, C. and Slater, A. (2009) ‘Supply chain segmentation: A case study of an Electrical Wholesaler’. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2009, 9-11September 2009, Cardiff Business School

EL-Sakty, K., Tipi, N., Hubbard, N. and Bamford, C. (2009) ‘Developing a supply chain performance measurement system: case study of Damietta Port in Egypt’. In: 14th International Symposium on Logistics, 5 - 8 July 2009, Istanbul , Turkey , pp. 149-156

Miligy, B., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2009) ‘Enhancing the Operational Efficiency of the Global Supply Chain through the Development of an E-Business Model: A Case Study of Alexandria Port of Egypt’. In: 14th International Symposium on Logistics, 5th - 8th July 2009, Istanbul , Turkey , pp. 377-383

Bamford, C (2009) ‘Should road building depend solely on forecasts of future road traffic demand?Economics today , 16 (1), pp. 28-31.

2008

Bamford, C. and Grant, S. (2008) AS Economics for OCR . London, UK: Pearson Education Ltd. ISBN 9780435692209

Grant, S. and Bamford, C. (2008) OCR A2 Economics . London, UK: Pearson Education Ltd. ISBN 9780435692216

El-Zarka, S., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2008) ‘Creating a logistics competency framework for Egyptian clothing companies’. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008, 10th-12th September 2008, University of Liverpool, UK

EL-Sakty, K., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2008) ‘Port supply chain performance measurement analysis’. In: Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2008, 10th-12th September 2008, University of Liverpool, UK

Bamford, C (2008) ‘Road pricing - don't shoot the Economist’. In: EBEA Annual Conference, 6-7 June 2008, Aston Business School Conference Centre in Birmingham

Wong, P., Yan, H. and Bamford, C. (2008) ‘Evaluation of factors for carrier selection in the China Pearl River deltaMaritime Policy & Management , 35 (1), pp. 27-52. ISSN 03088839

2007

Georgakoudis, E., Tipi, N. and Bamford, C. (2007) ‘The way in which current European packaging regulations affect the environment.’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Logistics. Nottingham: University of Nottingham Business School. pp. 350-355. ISBN 9780853582182

El-Miligy, B., Tipi, N., Bamford, C. and Hubbard, N. (2007) ‘Barriers faced by Alexandria port in operating an efficient global business’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Logistics. Nottingham: University of Nottingham Business School. pp. 527-532. ISBN 9780853582182

Bamford, C (2007) ‘Road pricing - don't forget the economicsTeaching Business and Economics , 11 (2), pp. 8-11. ISSN 1367-3289

2006

Bamford, C (2006) ‘The changing supply of logistics services - a UK perspective’. In: Global logistics: new directions in supply chain management. London, UK: Kogan Page. pp. 343-354. ISBN 074944813X

Grant, S., Bamford, C. and Nixson, F. (2006) The European Union . Studies in Economics and Business. London, UK: Heinemann Educational Publishers. ISBN 9780435332358

Georgakoudis, E., Tipi, N. and Bamford, C. (2006) ‘Potential barriers generated by the implementation of the European packaging regulations.’. In: Logistics Research Network 2006 conference proceedings. : The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. pp. 125-130. ISBN 9781904564171

Bamford, C., Grant, S. and Nixson, F. (2006) Transport economics . London, UK: Heinemann Educational Publishers. ISBN 9780435332341

2003

Bamford, C (2003) ‘The changing supply of logistics services in the UK’. In: Global Logistics and Distribution Planning. London, UK: Kogan Page. pp. 339-351. ISBN 9780749439309

Bamford, C (2003) Economics for AS . Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521541664

2002

Whiteing, A., Coyle, M. and Bamford, C. (2002) ‘Effective fuel management in road transport fleets.’. In: Transport Lessons from the Fuel Tax Protests of 2000. : Ashgate Publishing. pp. 205-219. ISBN 9780754618447

Esteem

Professor Bamford is a past president, and currently a vice president, of the Economics and Business Enterprise Association.  His role has involved representing the association in its dealings with government agencies and private sector organisations as well as giving the keynote address at three annual conferences.

Colin is an honorary professor at the Szechenyi Istvan University, Gyor, Hungary, in recognition for the help he has provided in the development of full time and professional courses in logistics at this university.

Over the years he has acted as an external examiner at eight other universities and provided professional advice to others setting up programmes in transport and logistics.  He has also acted as an external examiner for seven research degree candidates.

He is an assessor for the Economic and Social Research Council.

Colin has also worked for many years with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the development of their professional qualifications.

Colin has also advised and participated with companies in their graduate training programmes.

Colin makes regular contributions on current transport topics to the local and national media.  Recent interviews have been with the BBC News, Sky News, Radio Leeds, Radio Manchester and other local radio stations; he has also featured in local and regional print media.

Research Degree Supervision

Colin has successfully supervised 14 PhD and 2 MPhil’s; he currently has three active PhD students and provides advice to others.

Colin is able to provide advice for prospective research students in a wide range of subjects although he has particular recognised expertise in the impact of transport policies on business and the community and on the skills and competences required to be an effective manager in business. He has particular expertise in supervising international research students.

Enterprise Activities

The practical application of enterprise is a central feature of all courses in the Department of Logistics and Hospitality Management. Enterprise situations are integrated in the modules that have been taught by him.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Colin has taught a wide range of modules, most of which draw upon his Economics background. These include:

  • Introduction to Markets and Market Failure
  • Transport Challenges and Issues
  • European Business and Global Markets
  • Transport Economics
  • Research Methods/Project

He now makes occasional contributions to the teaching of these and other modules.

In addition he gives occasional talks to schools and colleges, professional bodies and business groups on current transport topics. Please contact him for details.