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Christine joined the university in 2002 and is currently Course Leader for the undergraduate suite of courses in Transport & Logistics and has had teaching responsibilities in Logistics Management, Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Statistics and Information Technology. She has extensive experience of teaching all undergraduate year groups and teaches both in the UK and Hong Kong. Previously, Christine has also taught and coordinated the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport’s distance learning Diploma at the university.
Christine has an MA in Higher Education Practice and a BSc(Hons) Transport & Distribution from the University of Huddersfield, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently working towards a Doctor of Education.
Prior to joining the university Christine worked in the third party logistics sector, starting out as a graduate trainee with Tibbett and Britten and taking on various roles in warehouse operations, inventory management, quality management, site services and contract management. She also undertook a year’s placement with BOC Storeshield.
Christine has a varied range of research interests, including;
She is currently undertaking research for a Doctor of Education with specific focus on university assessment policies and methods.
Bak, O. and Jordan, C. (2017) ‘Linking industry and higher education: assessing the skills requirements’ Logistics and Transport Focus , pp. 55-56. ISSN 1466-836X
Jordan, C. and Bak, O. (2016) ‘The growing scale and scope of the supply chain: A reflection on supply chain graduate skills’ Supply Chain Management: An International Journal , 21 (5), pp. 610-626. ISSN 1359-8546
Cockayne, D., Papalexi, M. and Jordan, C. (2016) ‘Location, Location, Location: Exploring macro-market influences and impacts of reshoring on operational decision-making’. In: Academy of Marketing B2B SIG, 23rd - 24th June 2016, Paris, France
Christine is a founder member of the International Sustainable Logistics Conference Network (ISLC), a group of international universities and higher education institutions established in 2009 whose aim it is to bring academics, students and industry professionals together to develop new ideas in sustainable best practice in logistics. Annual conferences are held in different partner countries, where student groups and academics present their research projects.
Christine was invited to be the guest speaker at the inaugural ISLC at Montaigu, France in 2009.
The Sustainable Logistics Conference was held at the University of Huddersfield in 2010 and in 2016 for which Christine was responsible. Both were successful events, attracting a broad audience from different countries and industrial backgrounds.
Christine spent 5 years as Events Secretary for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport's West and North Yorkshire region up to 2014.
Working alongside a local manufacturing company, Christine has facilitated the development of students’ expertise in the practical aspects of managing business operations through projects based on value stream mapping. Collaboration with industry in this way has enhanced students’ knowledge and skills and enabled them to devise solutions for real life problems, and to present them in a professional manner to senior managers and directors.
Alongside Christine’s role as Course Leader of Transport & Logistics Undergraduate Suite of Courses, she is also Year 1 and Year 4 tutor and is actively involved in the Business School committee for Teaching and Learning.
Previously, she held the role of CILT Diploma coordinator.
Christine’s current and previous responsibilities include module leadership and undergraduate teaching of the following areas;
She is also responsible for supervision of final year students’ dissertations.