Mustafa Ali

Management School

Research Associate

Dr Mustafa Ali
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Mustafa Ali is an active researcher interested in identifying business or policy pathways to achieve inclusiveness and food poverty alleviation using a mixture of literature synthesis, data analysis and modelling. His research has focused on the cities and regions in developed countries and LMICs for targeted and relevant policy suggestions. For this, he regularly employs advanced analytical methods such as time series forecasting, Life Cycle Analyses, spatial correlation assessments, social network analysis and Machine Learning (PCA, clustering, etc). He has been able to achieve 25 academic publications in peer-reviewed journals. Moreover, his professional experience in sales and marketing honed his skills as a skilled negotiator and presenter. He can easily communicate academic ideas to a non-scientific audience in different languages. Mustafa is open to consultancy and freelance opportunities in the industry as well as academia.

Research interests
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Health economics
  • Waste management
  • Agri-food sustainability
  • Simulation modelling
Projects and publications


  • H3: Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy People (2021 - present)
  • Health Matters project (2019 - 2023)
  • SIRIUS: Sustainable, Innovative, Resilient and Interconnected Urban Food System (2019-21)
  • CPES: Channel Payments for Ecosystem Service Schemes (2018-19)


Smith, L., Ali, M., Agrissais, M., Mulligan, S., Koh, L., & Martin, N. (2023). A comparative life cycle assessment of dental restorative materials. Dental Materials39(1), 13-24.

Ali, M., Koh, S. L., Liu, L., Zhang, J., Roberts, W., Robins, D., & Cooper, D. (2022). Assessing pre-pandemic carbon footprint of diet transitions in UK nations and regions. International Journal of Production Research, 1-16.

Ali M, Liu L & Zhang J (2021) Exploring spatio-temporal variations in environmental impacts from eating out in the United Kingdom. Science of The Total Environment, 801, 149540-149540.

Ali M, Liu L, Geng Y & Khokhar S (2020) Energy-based. Journal of Cleaner Production, 264, 121496-121496.

Ali M (2019) Field lessons in surveying healthcare waste management activities in Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 25(3), 213-217.