Edward Sweeney

Edward Sweeney
Professor & Deputy Executive Dean, Heriot-Watt University

Edward Sweeney BA, BAI, MPhil, PhD, PGCert, SFHEA, FCILT, FCMI, FInstLM, FRSA is Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is Deputy Executive Dean (Staffing) in the School of Social Sciences and Edinburgh Business School, Head of the Operations Management & Logistics subject group and a member of the Centre for Logistics & Sustainability.

Edward was previously Director at the National Ins titute for Transport and Logistics (NITL), based at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). At NITL, he was responsible for the award winning SCM development programmes. He also carried out research into various SCM themes, as well as advising NITL partn er companies and organisations. Edward has held full - time academic posts at the University o f Warwick (UK) and the University of Technology, Malaysia (UTM), as well as visiting positions in several universities and institutes. He has worked and lectured in over 50 countries in Europe, North America and Asia, and is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Kuala Lumpur (UniKL). He is an experienced researcher with over 200 publications including books and book chapters, papers in international pee r - reviewed academic journals, practitioner journal articles and conference papers. Edward has also worked with many of the world's leading companies in his role as an educator and facilitator.

In his spare time Edward regularly attends a variety of sportin g and cultural venues. He maintains close links with his home town of Wexford and is a Friend of Wexford Festival Opera and a member of the Wexford Historical Society. He is also a Friend of Good Works Opera, a member of the Delius Society, a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and a member of the Birmingham & Midland Institute (BMI).

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