School of Food and Advanced Technology – operations and engineering innovation staff

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  • Prof Nigel Grigg

    Prof Nigel Grigg

    Group Leader/Professor of Quality Systems - School of Food and Advanced Technology

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    Nigel is the Associate Professor (Quality Systems) in the Massey School of Engineering and Advanced Technology.  He leads and coordinates graduate, postgraduate and doctoral teaching and research programmes in the area of quality system management, control and improvement.  This includes coordinating the distance-based Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Quality Systems (GradDipQS, PgDipQS and MQS) programmes at Massey.  His areas of teaching, research and consultancy specialism include operations management, business process improvement, statistical process control, six sigma, lean, benchmarking, Business Excellence, knowledge management, service quality, research methods and structural equation modelling.

     

     

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  • Dr Nicola Brown

    Dr Nicola Brown

    Senior Lecturer in Project Based Learning - School of Food and Advanced Technology

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    I have two roles within the School of Engineering and Technology. I am employed part-time to conduct research in the Environmental Technology field and part-time as a Lecturer in Project Based Learning. Further details of my Environmental Technology research can be found under the 'Research Expertise' tab and the 'Supervision and Teaching' tab gives further detail on my teaching interests.

  • Prof Paul Childerhouse

    Prof Paul Childerhouse

    Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management - School of Food and Advanced Technology

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    I am a firm believer in lifelong learning. It is a privilege to be an academic and have the opportunity to help others develop and grow. I very much enjoy co-learning with my students and extending the boundaries of knowledge. During my own learning journey I have been very fortunate to have worked with a number of generous and open minded scholars who have helped me develop a systematic perspective of business. Through my work with professionals and students I attempt to help others broaden their views and consider the wider context of the problems they encounter.

  • Chris Chitty

    Chris Chitty

    Senior Tutor - School of Food and Advanced Technology

    Technician - School of Built Environment

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    Chris is highly regarded as an innovator, and has excellent relationships with end-users. 

    His reputation as a technology-focussed innovator with an unusual approach to solutions means he is often approached by individuals and companies seeking advice on products or technologies.

     

    Through his work with the “Let’s Get Inventing” TV show he was further able to inspire, advise and assist young inventers to create and patent their dreams.

     

    Chris has vast professional experience in the robotics and patient simulation, and is presently researching the unintended effects of modern lighting on humans and other biological lifeforms.

  • Prof Nigel Grigg

    Prof Nigel Grigg

    Group Leader/Professor of Quality Systems - School of Food and Advanced Technology

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    Nigel is the Associate Professor (Quality Systems) in the Massey School of Engineering and Advanced Technology.  He leads and coordinates graduate, postgraduate and doctoral teaching and research programmes in the area of quality system management, control and improvement.  This includes coordinating the distance-based Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Quality Systems (GradDipQS, PgDipQS and MQS) programmes at Massey.  His areas of teaching, research and consultancy specialism include operations management, business process improvement, statistical process control, six sigma, lean, benchmarking, Business Excellence, knowledge management, service quality, research methods and structural equation modelling.

     

     

  • Dr Nihal Jayamaha

    Dr Nihal Jayamaha

    Senior Lecturer - School of Food and Advanced Technology

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    I am an electrical engineer-turned-lecturer in quality management. Prior to taking up my lectureship in quality assurance in early 2009 and doctoral studies (2004-2008) which preceded that, I worked in electrical utility companies in Asia and the Middle east  for 19 years specialising in gas and steam turbine operations, quality assurance, auditing (quality),  and project management.   

    As a lecturer, I teach and research in many areas:  industrial research techniques, statistics, quality control and quality improvement, DoE and healthcare operations management. My hobbies are watching cricket, rugby, travelling and working in my workshop whenever I can!    

  • Dr Robin Mann

    Dr Robin Mann

    Director - Centre for Organisational Excellence Research - School of Food and Advanced Technology

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  • Dr Sanjay Mathrani

    Dr Sanjay Mathrani

    Senior Lecturer in Product Development - School of Food and Advanced Technology

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  • Dr Ishani Soysa

    Dr Ishani Soysa

    Research Officer - School of Food and Advanced Technology

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  • Dr Mark Tunnicliffe

    Dr Mark Tunnicliffe

    Senior Lecturer - School of Food and Advanced Technology

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  • Alan Wright

    Alan Wright

    Senior Lecturer - School of Food and Advanced Technology

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