Professor Amir Sharif
Dean of the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences and Professor of Circular Economy
Expertise: Food security, food-energy-water nexus, circular economy, humanitarian logistics, management programmes, supply chain management, operations management, project management, leadership causal mapping, systems thinking, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, leadership development, global education.
Professor Sharif enjoyed a successful career in the commercial world before coming to academia, working with many leading global firms such as JPMorgan, UBS Investment Bank, KPMG, BAE Systems, Sony, and the BBC. He has a wealth of experience in both the internationalisation of programmes and overseas global partnerships.
Professor Sharif’s research focuses on food security, humanitarian operations and decision-making behaviours. He has received recognition for his work on the impact of European Union farming subsidies on the UK agribusiness sector and the resulting effect on UK climate change policy.
He continues to be an active member on leading national and international grant funding bodies such as the EPSRC, ESRC, the British Council, the EU, and the Qatar National Research Foundation.