Richard Bruce

Grantham Industry Engagement Fellow

Room: Firth Court F15b
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 2723

I have 25 years experience in the agri-food supply chain world, in the UK and abroad. As an Advanced Visiting Fellow he started teaching Supply Chain Accounting & Finance on the Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc in its inaugural year, a role he has maintained since. His own research, towards a PhD, explores the issue of trust between suppliers and retailers, working closely with one of the Big 4 UK food retailers.

In February 2015 he was appointed to the post of Grantham Industry Engagement Fellow based in the Faculty of Science, whilst retaining his teaching and research within SUMS.


My teaching is to MSc students on the Logistics and Supply Chain Management course, where I deliver the Supply Chain Accounting & Finance module. This involves exploring how the students, as future supply chain managers, may interact with the financial and management accountants they encounter in their organisation, and across the supply chain networks with which they have dealings. Senior supply chain practitioners are brought in to present real life situations through visiting lectures.

I have participated in four teaching & research support modules, and constantly strive to improve on material and approaches used previously. As I am passionate about my subject, I try to ensure that my enthusiasm rubs off on the students, with whom I develop good working relations over the months.


Through my own contacts, I have created an on-going MSc Dissertation opportunity for two students annually, working for Sir Bernard Hogan Howe, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. This project is to examine from many angles the implications of an amalgamation of the 43 English and Welsh Police Forces.

Professional Activities, Recognition and Other Information

I am an active Fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.