Professor Peter Wells

Professor Peter Wells

Head of Logistics and Operations Management Section, Professor of Business and Sustainability

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 5717
B45, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
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Professor Peter Wells has vast experience of research into the global automotive industry around which he has developed his academic and theoretic interests in socio-technical transitions, business models, cultures of automobility and sustainability


  • PhD
  • MSc City and Regional Planning
  • BA (Hons) Geography

Professional memberships

Active member of

  • Centre for Automotive Industry Research
  • Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence
  • Sustainable Places Research Institute

Teaching commitments

  • MBA elective International Sustainable Business
  • Executive MBA core module Sustainable Business
  • MSc Logistics and Operations Management elective International Transport and Sustainable Business

Research interests

  • Alternative local economies
  • Automotive industry
  • Celebrities, wealth and sustainability
  • Corporate strategy
  • Government transport and environment policy
  • Mobility
  • Sustainable business models
  • Transitions to sustainability

PhD supervision research interests

  • Business models
  • Electric vehicle industry business
  • Local development initiatives in alternative transport
  • Sustainable business