Dr Guoqing Zhao
EPIC Research Fellow in eHealth (Knowledge Mobilisation)
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
I am a research fellow at the University of Plymouth. In the last five years, I published a number of papers in different prestigious journals, such as International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning & Control, and Computers in Industry. Furthermore, I was a PhD scholar of Horizon 2020 RUC-APS (Risk Uncertainty Conditions in Agricultural Production Systems) and took secondments to different countries across Europe, South America and Asia, such as Argentina, Chile, China, France, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom. Besides, I was awarded different awards from conferences and organizations, such as High Citation Award from International Journal Production Research, Best Paper Award from 2021 International Conference in Technology Innovation and Uncertainty Management in Agri-Food Systems, Micro-media Grant from Marie Curie Alumni Association, Conference Attendance Award from Plymouth Business School, and Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Finance Students Abroad. My research interests include Supply Chain Risk Management, Qualitative/Quantitative Approach, Knowledge Management, Cross-Disciplinary Research, Decision Support Systems and eHealth technologies.
2021 – present, Research Fellow of EPIC, University of Plymouth;
2016 – 2021, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Plymouth;
2014 – 2015, Master of Science, Cardiff University
Supply chain risk management;
Supply chain resilience;
Decision support systems;
Grants & contracts
Ø 2022-2024, UK Royal Society funded project “Water for sustainability: from precision measurement of soil water content to data-driven decision support”, £11,975 for UoP. Funded under International Exchanges 2021 Cost Share (NSFC) scheme;
Ø 2019-2021, UK British Council funded project “Developing capacity and research network on circular economy and industry 4.0 driven sustainable solutions for reducing food waste in supply chains in Turkey”, funded by Newton Fund, £32,000 (participation);
Ø 2017-2023, European Regional Development Fund funded project “eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC)”, £6.7M (participation);
Ø 2016-2022, Horizon 2020 project “Enhancing and implementing knowledge-based ICT solutions within high risk and uncertain conditions for agriculture production systems (RUC-APS)”, funded by European Commission under Marie Curie RISE scheme, €1.3M (participation);
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Zhao, G., Liu, S., Wang, Y., Lopez, C., Zubairu, N., Chen, X., Xie, X., Zhang, J. 2022. Modeling enablers for building agri-food supply chain resilience: Insights from a comparative analysis of Argentina and France. Production Planning & Control, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2022.2078246 (JCR 2020: Q1, IF: 7.044, ABS 3)
Zhang, J., Huang, R., Chen, Q., Zhao, G. 2022. Post-pandemic outbound travel intentions and preparations of Chinese residents: The effects of media coverage and risk perception. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management 51, pp. 156-164. (JCR 2020: Q2, IF: 5.959, ABS 2)
Lu, H., Zhao, G., Liu, S. 2022. Integrating circular economy and industry 4.0 for sustainable supply chain management: a dynamic view. Production Planning & Control, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2022.2063198 (JCR 2020: Q1, IF: 7.044, ABS 3)
Zhao, G., Liu, S., Lopez, C., Chen, H., Elgueta, S., Manzur, J.P. 2020. Knowledge mobilisation for agri-food supply chain decisions: identification of knowledge boundaries and categorization of boundary-spanning mechanisms. International Journal of Decision Support Technology (Accepted for publication)
Zhao, G., Liu, S., Lopez, C., Chen, H., Lu, H., Mangla, S.K., Elgueta, S. 2020. Risk analysis of the agri-food supply chain: A multi-method approach. International Journal of Production Research 58(16), pp. 4851-4876. (JCR 2020: Q1, IF: 8.568, ABS 3)
Zhao, G., Hormazabal, J.H., Elgueta, S., Manzur, J.P., Liu, S., Chen, H., Lopez, C., Kasturiratne, D., Chen, X. 2020. The impact of knowledge governance mechanisms on supply chain performance: empirical evidence from the agri-food industry. Production Planning & Control 32(15), pp. 1313-1336. (JCR 2020: Q1, IF: 7.044, ABS 3)
Lu, H., Mangla, S.K., Elgueta, S., Zhao, G., Liu, S., Hunter, L. 2020. Key operational and institutional factors for improving food safety: a case study from Chile. Production Planning & Control 32(14), pp. 1248-1264. (JCR 2020: Q1, IF: 7.044, ABS 3)
Elgueta, S., Valenzuela, M., Fuentes, M., Meza, P., Manzur, J.P., Liu, S., Zhao, G., Correa, A. 2020. Pesticide residues and health risk assessment in tomatoes and lettuces from farms of Metropolitan region Chile. Molecules 25(2), pp. 355-367. (JCR 2020: Q2, IF: 4.411)
Zhao, G., Liu, S., Lopez, C., Lu, H., Elgueta, S., Chen, H., Boshkoska, B.M. 2019. Blockchain technology in agri-food value chain management: A synthesis of applications, challenges and future research directions. Computers in Industry 109, pp. 83-99. (JCR 2020: Q1, IF: 7.635, ABS 3)
Elgueta, S., Fuentes, M., Valenzuela, M., Zhao, G., Liu, S., Lu, H., Correa, A. 2019. Pesticide residues in ready-to-eat leafy vegetables from markets of Santiago, Chile, and consumer’s risk. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part B 12(4), pp. 259-267. (JCR 2019: Q2, IF: 3.407)
Boshkoska, B.M., Liu, S., Zhao, G., Fernandez, A., Gamboa, S., Pino, M., Zarate, P., Hernandez, J., Chen, H. 2019. A decision support system for evaluation of the knowledge sharing crossing boundaries in agri-food value chain. Computers in Industry 110, pp. 64-80. (JCR 2020: Q1, IF: 7.635, ABS 3)
Zhao, G., Liu, S., Lu, H., Lopez, C., Elgueta, S. 2018. Building theory of agri-food supply chain resilience using total interpretive structural modelling and MICMAC analysis. International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics 4(3/4), pp. 235-257.
Chen, H., Liu, S., Zhao, G., Oderanti, F., Guyon, C., Boshkoska, B.M. Idetifying knowledge brokers, artefacts and channels for waste reduction in agri-food supply chains. 2018. International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics 4(3/4), pp. 273-289.
Alemany M.M.E., Esteso, A., Ortiz, A., Hernandez, J.E., Fernandez, A., Garrido, A., Martin, J., Liu, S., Zhao. G., Guyon, C., Iannacone, R. 2021. A Conceptual Framework for Crop-Based Agri-food Supply Chain Characterization Under Uncertainty. In: Hernández J., Kacprzyk J. (eds) Agriculture Value Chain - Challenges and Trends in Academia and Industry. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, vol 280. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-51047-3_2.
Zhao, G., Liu, S., Chen, H., Lopez, C., Hernandez, J., Guyon, C., Iannacone, R., Calabrese, N., Panetto, H., Kacprzyk, J., Alemany, MME. 2019. Value-chain wide food waste management: A systematic review. In: Freitas, P., Dargam, F., Moreno, J (eds). Decision support systems IX: main developments and future trends. EmC-ICDSST 2019. Lectures Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 348. Springer, Cham.
Liu, S., Zhao, G., Chen, H., Fernandez, A., Torres, D., Antonelli, L., Panetto, H., Lezoche, M. Knowledge mobilisation crossing boundaries: a multi-perspective framework for agri-food value chains. 6th Model-IT International Symposium on Applications of Modelling as an Innovative Technology in the Horticultural Supply Chain, Jun 2019, Molfetta, Italy.
Zhao, G., Liu, S., Lopez, C. 2017. A literature review on risk sources and resilience factors in agri-food supply chains. In: Camarinha-Matos, L., Afsarmanesh, H., Fornasiero, R (eds). Collaboration in a data rich world. PRO-VE 2017. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 506. Springer, Cham.