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Christine Lloyd-Betts started working at Birmingham City University in 2008. Before this, she spent most of her career in higher education at the Universities of Swansea, Cardiff and Bath researching lean and agile operations in manufacturing. Through her research, she engaged with companies including Ford, Johnsons, BAT, Balfour Beatty, Nissan, and Boots.
After completing an MPhil in economic development and innovation, she was appointed a Research Fellow for the Centre for Regional Economic Development at the University of Central Lancashire based in Carlisle. Her work there with businesses included providing support for funded projects ranging from research into rural diversification post foot and mouth to local government procurement.
At the University of Swansea, she worked on an all-Wales sustainability project that led to an interest in bioenergy and how this could become a viable business.
She completed an MSc dissertation on reverse logistics which considered recycling methods and generating value from ‘waste’. This led to PhD research into supply chain integration in bioenergy at the University of Aston and subsequent involvement with two Interreg IVB projects in bioenergy based in the former Centre for Low Carbon Research at Birmingham City University.
She has experience in teaching postgraduate programmes in logistics and supply chain management, including executive education for industry.
She has also taught on postgraduate courses at Cardiff, Bath, Ulster and on the Engineering Diploma at EIGSI, La Rochelle.