Meet the Tutor
As Unit Co-ordinator for the Work Based Learning programmes, Gary’s role includes Programme Leader for the MSc and BSc Logistics Management programmes and Senior Lecturer in Operations and Logistics Management.
Gary initially served for 24 years as an aerosystems engineer officer in the Royal Air Force (RAF). During his service he was employed in a wide variety of posts, primarily within the sphere of aircraft engineering and logistics support to the RAFs fast jet fighter and bomber fleet.
He was also fortunate enough to gain 2 years teaching experience as a member of the staff at the RAF College Cranwell where he taught the management of engineering operations and logistics to ab initio, junior and senior RAF and overseas officers.
Gary retired from the RAF in 2009 and took up a post as a Full Time Senior Lecturer primarily in Operations and Logistics Management at the University of Lincoln.
Gary holds Ordinary and Higher National Diplomas in Electronics Engineering and was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic Systems by Cranfield University in 1993. Further study at Cranfield saw him achieve a Masters of Defence Administration in 2006. He was also awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice with the Open University in 2008.
Gary teaches on the following programmes BSc in Engineering Management, BSc in Logistics Management, MSc in Logistics Management and MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management.
As a researcher, Gary has a general interest in the identification of organisational culture, the resolution of cultural clash and conflict and the affect that senior management can have on the inherent culture of an operation and its underpinning organisation. He is currently working towards his PhD considering the use of collaborative methodology along humanitarian relief supply chains. Overall, his research draws on his operational experience in the armed forces in addition to original empirical studies.
Favourite/most influential quote:
“The line between order and disorder lies in logistics” Sun-Tzu