Portrait of  Christine Jordan Christine Jordan

c.j.jordan@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473937


Position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing
Qualifications: BSc, MA, FHEA


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.

Research and Scholarship

Christine has a varied range of research interests, including;

  • higher education and the development of skills sets for logisticians,
  • logistics and supply chain sustainability
  • re-shoring of logistics operations


She is currently undertaking research for a Doctor of Education with specific focus on university assessment policies and methods.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Bak, O. and Jordan, C. (2017) ‘Linking industry and higher education: assessing the skills requirementsLogistics 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 skillsSupply 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.

Enterprise Activities

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.

Administrative Responsibilities

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.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Christine’s current and previous responsibilities include module leadership and undergraduate teaching of the following areas;

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management – first, second and final years, in Huddersfield and Hong Kong
  • Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management – final year, in Huddersfield and Hong Kong
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management - final year, in Hong Kong
  • Business Statistics – first year
  • Business and Information Technology skills – first year

She is also responsible for supervision of final year students’ dissertations.