• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    The topics can include, but are not restricted to:
    Emerging Technologies e.g. Digital Twins, Blockchain in Supply Chain Management
    , Circular Supply Chains, Supply chain risk management: e.g. Resource shortages/scarcity in supply chains e.g. natural resources, skill shortages

    Personal profile


    Dimitra has joined the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University in August 2020 as a Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management where she teaches various programmes in the Department of Engineering Systems & Supply Chain Management.

    Before joining Aston University, she was working as a Lecturer at Birmingham City University (2018-2020) and as a research associate at Cambridge University (the REMEDIES-RE-configuring MEDIcines End-to-end Supply project) and at Aston University  that gave her the experience of working on different supply chain projects.


    • PhD in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Schoold of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, UK, 2015
    • MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University, UK, 2012
    • BSc (Hons) in Technology Management, University of Macedonia, Greece, 2010


    • Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management, Birmingham City University (2018-2020)
    • Research Associate in Manufacturing Supply Chain, Aston University (2018)
    • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Aston University (2017)
    • Research Assistant, University of Cambridge (2016)

    Research Interests

    Her main research interests are in the areas of:

    • Emerging Technologies for Supply Chain Management
    • Buyer-supplier relationships
    • Sustainable supply chain management
    • Supply Chain risk management

    Teaching Activity

    • Systems and Logistics Foundations (Foundation Year)
    • Managing Engineering Projects (Degree apprenticeship)
    • Application of transport models (Degree apprenticeship)
    • Modelling (Degree apprenticeship)

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy
    • Member of the CILT Logistics Research Network

    Contact Details

    Email:  d.kalaitzi3@aston.ac.uk



    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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