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, Systems dynamics, Artificial Intelligence , Internet of things , Industry 4.0, Learning and Teaching, MBA, Executive Education, Leadership Development, Employability, Information systems, Strategy, People Management, Board governance, Internationalisation, Global education, Transnational education
Amir has held a number of academic leadership positions previously and prior to academia, Amir enjoyed an extensive and successful career in the commercial world 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 terms of both internationalisation of programmes and overseas global partnerships and has successfully led, directed and contributed to key accreditations.
Amir is research active across a number of areas including food security, humanitarian operations, and causal decision-making. His research on the impact of European Union farming subsidies on the UK agribusiness sector and the resulting effect on UK climate change policy, was identified as a 4* impact case study in 2014 by the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) sub-panel for Business and Management.
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.