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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. Her research areas include public procurement, social value, innovation in procurement and supply chain collaboration. Jane provides a range of procurement and collaboration support to a range of sectors governments, including health and social care and SMEs. 

Aside from her research, Jane is a Senior Fellow for the Advance Higher Education (SFHEA) and has extensive experience in personal tutoring and student experience, previously holding roles such as Senior Personal Tutor and Director of Student Experience for the Business School. Her research has included personal tutoring and international orientation, regularly attending and presenting at the LTSE Conference. 

Current Roles 

  • Programme Director for Help to Grow: Management (available for Micros and SMEs)
  • Strategic co-lead for the Procurement Lab of Infuse 2023
  • Impact and engagement lead for IRSPP (International Research Study on Public Procurement)
  • Collaboration expert and social impact lead for LINC Multimorbidity  project 

Additional Roles

  • Branch Chair of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) - South West and South Wales Branch
  • Associate Director (MICW) of Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW), Cymru
  • Procurement Expert Panel Member for Cabinet, Welsh Government
  • External Examiner for University of Bedfordshire
  • Judging Panel member for GOAwards(Wales) and GOAwards UK National. 


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 to fulfill her academic career 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).

A recipient of many research awards and recognitions including Innovate UK Wales grading the Child Adoption KTP as 'Outstanding'; Child Adoption project winning ICW Innovation Award 2018; a Joint Bidding project with Welsh Government winning GO Innovation of the Year Award 2016.  

    Honours and awards

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

    • Students Union Nomination - "Enriching Student Life" Award - Student Rep Coordinator 2019 - 2020 
    • LTSE - Recommended Standout Session (Round table discussion on international student orientation support) 2019
    • CARBS Enhancing Student Employability, 2018
    • CARBS Exceptional Student Support Award 2017                                                                                                              
    • Students Union Nomination for "Enriching Student Life" Award (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.

    Professional memberships

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

    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










    • Lynch, J., Beresford, A. K. C., Mason, R. J. and Found, P. 2010. Problems and challenges facing a market orientated supply chain approach. Presented at: 15th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2010), Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, 4-7 July 2010Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2010). Nottingham: Nottingham Business School pp. 67-74.


    • Lynch, J., Mason, R. J., Beresford, A. K. C. and Found, P. 2009. An exploration of the supply chain design and organisation of the UK caravan manufacturing industry. Presented at: 14th International Symposium on Logistics : Global supply chains and inter-firm networks, Istanbul, Turkey, 5-8 July 2009Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2009) Global supply chains and inter-firm networks Istanbul, Turkey 5-8 July 2009. Nottingham: Nottingham University Business School pp. 538-546.


    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 in Child Social Care) 

    • 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

    How to Procure Well-Being  

    Section 20 Procurement Review - the university has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with Future Generations Commissioner's Office in Wales - Jane is providing academic support for the Commissioner's Procurement Review which examines the extent to which public bodies are embedding the well-being goals into procurement.

    How do we procure well-being? – Cardiff Business School blog - Cardiff University

    Public Procurement of Innovation

    InFuSe (Innovation of Future Public Services) - Cardiff University has been awarded £2.4m to drive a partnership that promotes innovation across future public services. The collaboration aims to help public sector workers develop skills that can support communities, accelerate decarbonisation and improve the health and well-being of citizens. Funding from the Wales European Funding Office (WEFO) will allow Cardiff Business School to team with Y Lab - the Public Services Innovation Lab for Wales, a partnership between Cardiff University and Nesta - and Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) to develop InFuSe – Innovation of Future Public Services – led by Monmouthshire County Council

    New Podcast Series to highlight Innovative Future Services - Business News Wales

    Collaborative Working 

    ECR Research project - How to utilise collaboration to tackle food waste in retail 

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