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Dr Jane Lynch

Dr Jane Lynch

Reader in Procurement

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 6144
C04, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Jane is a Reader in Procurement for the Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) section, and is Director of Student Experience for the Business School.

Jane's subject areas for teaching include purchasing/procurement, supply chain management and supplier management. Her research is focused around public procurement, social procurement and effective collaboration. Jane regularly presents papers at international supply chain and logistics conferences such as IPSERA, IRSPP, IPPC, BAM and POMS.

Additional Roles:

  • Co-investigator for IRSPP (international research study on public procurement);
  • LOM Advisory Board Coordinator
  • Branch Chair of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) - South Wales;
  • Associate Director (MICW) of Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW), Cymru.
  • External examiner for University of Bedfordshire;
  • Co-Chair of the Joint-bidding Steering Group with Welsh Government,
  • Judging Panel member for GOAwards(Wales).

Following a career in the retail sector, Jane pursued a part time MBA which led to opportunities in teaching at Open University, University of Wales, Newport and later at Cardiff Business School (since 2006).

Jane completed her PGCert (FHEA) Higher Education Teaching Qualification, University of Wales, Newport in 2007.

Jane's PhD in Cardiff University examined the configuration of strategic orientation approaches for manufacturing firms during a period of hyper-turbulence (completed 2015).

    Honours and awards

    Jane has regularly received awards for her contribution to teaching and supporting students.

    The most recent include:

    LTSE - Recommended Standout Session (Round table discussion on international student orientation support)

    CARBS Enhancing Student Employability, 2018;                                                                                                                    CARBS Exceptional Student Support Award, 2017                                                                                                              Students Union, nominated for "Enriching Student Life" Award - 2 categories: Most uplifting staff member; Student Rep coordinator, 2018

    CARBS Outstanding Contribution Award 2016;                                                                                                                      CARBS Developing Student Employability Award 2015;                                                                                                          Cardiff University, nominated for Exceptional Enhancement of the Student Experience Award 2015;                                            CARBS Outstanding Contribution Award 2014.

    The Joint Bidding research project with Welsh Government has been shortlisted for three Government Awards and winner of GO Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award 2016

    Professional memberships

    • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
    • Institute for Collaborative Working MICW
    • IPSERA (International Purchasing and Supply Educator's Research Association)

    Academic positions

    2011 - Full time Lectureship in Cardiff Business School

    2006 - Joined Cardiff Business School as a fixed term contract teacher

    2003 - 2011 Teaching Associate for Open University

    2003 - 2006 Lecturer for University of Wales, Newport

    Speaking engagements

    Jane regularly delivers executive education on procurement and collaboration linked with sustainability

    Collaborate for the Well-Being of Future Generations

    Speaker at CoInnovate UK Conference in Cardiff 2016

    Speaker at Procurex Wales 2016 -

    Speaker at Supply Chain Collaboration Event

    Speaker at ECR Shrinkage Food Waste Forum in Hamburg 2017

    Committees and reviewing

    Jane is co-editor for Special Issue for Journal of Public Procurement (JoPP)

    Journal Article Reviewer for Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management

    Jane's role as Director of Student Experience means that she is a member of many School and University Committees and Boards including:

    • Teaching & Learning Committee
    • Student/Staff Panel
    • ISC Committee
    • Business Management Board of Studies
    • MBA Board of Studies
    • Coordinator - LOM section Advisory Board committee








    Teaching commitments

    • (UG): Purchasing & Supply Chain Management (Year 2)
    • (UG): Strategic Purchasing and Supplier Management (Year 3)
    • MBA Purchasing & Supply Chain Management (elective module)
    • MBA/MSc Dissertation supervisor
    • PhD supervisor for two research projects examining sustainable / social procurement

    Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Third Sector Partnerships) 

    Adopting Together (with Dr Katherine Shelton, School of Psychology / Lead organisation, St. David's Children's Society) Child Adoption

    Cerebra (with Professor Marianne Van Den Bree, MRC Centre / Lead organisation, Cerebra) Child Support

    Public Procurement 

    The university has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with Future Generations Commissioner's Office in Wales

    Jane is leading a procurement review until March 2020.