Lecturer in Operations & Supply Chain Management (Education)
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Roles on external bodies
Member of the Advisory Board for The South West Business Council
Knowledge and expertise in international trade, trade facilitation and global value chains. Teaching at Undergraduate and MSc levels
Financial Accounting and Managerial Decision Making, Shipping Finance
Personal Tutoring and Employability
Although not an academic module, this is certainly an important part of my role. To help students understand that human capital is made of knowledge, skills and understanding of the real world of work is essential. However, to explain that in real life attitude matters most and provides a leverage to make us who we are in a holistic sense is something I value and a responsibility I take very wholeheartedly. It is equally important to help students recognise and develop skills that industry will need in the years to come so that they can make informed career choices and achieve the best of their potential.
Staff serving as external examiners
University of Ulster
My areas of interest include:
Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education,
Social Capital, Social Networks and Innovation
Transport corridors and trade competitiveness in eastern and southern Africa
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
PhD - 2 completions and 6 currently being supervised
Grants & contracts
2012, DFID, UK Department for International Development grant for a study on Entrepreneurship Education in eastern Africa - GBP 100,000
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Zubairu, N., Dinwoodie, J., Hunter, L. and Roh, S. (2021) “Supply chain strategies as drivers of financial performance in liquefied natural gas networks” Supply Chain Management an International Journal. Accepted for publication manuscript SCM-08-2020-0389.R2.
Liu, H., Mangla, S., Hernandez, J.E., 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 and Control. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1796137.
Hunter, L. and lean J. (2018) . Entrepreneurial learning: a social context perspective - Evidence from Kenya and Tanzania.Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 25, 4.Hunter, L. and Lean J. (2014). Investigating the role of entrepreneurial leadership and social capital in SME competitiveness in the food and drink industry, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 1- 12.
Vella A. and Hunter, L. (2020) Logistics Research Network (LRN 2020) “Exploring financial alternatives for sustainable shipping: A case study of European shipyard”. Online
Hunter, L., Panagiotis Tziogkidis, P. and Roh, S. (2018) Enabling trade index: first insights from an alternative weighting scheme, LRN Conference 2018 University of Plymouth.
Bennett, M. Dinwoodie, J. and Hunter, L. (2017) UK container shipping flows to 2045: Delphi perceptions, LRN Conference 2017 (Southampton Solent, UK)
Wheeler, D., Kaijage, E., Hunter, L, Brown, S., Ochieng, D. and Abdelnour, S. (2012). Supporting Entrepreneurship in East Africa. A report prepared for the Department for International Development. Available at DFID
Reports & invited lectures
Other academic activities
Programme Lead, BSc Hons Management Practice Online Top-Up