Contact Dr Robert Mayer

Areas of expertise

Background

Robert joined Cranfield University as a Lecturer in Air Transport Management in October 2014. Before this he worked for nine years as Course Leader for Air Transport and Logistics Management at the University of Huddersfield. Robert studied for a degree in European Economics and Business Management in Vienna. He then completed an MSc in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University. He holds a postgraduate teaching qualification from the University of Huddersfield, and a PhD from Loughborough University. Robert previously worked for Austrian Airlines in the Customer Relations Department, where he dealt with customer complaints and administration, including the maintenance and development of a customer relations database. Robert is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT), an Associate Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (AMRAeS), and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Current activities

Robert is the Course Director for the MSc and the Executive MSc in Air Transport Management and the module leader for the airline economics, finance and strategy modules in the Centre for Air Transport Management. He also lectures on airport ground operations and air cargo. His research interests include airline marketing, strategy and economics as well as air cargo. Robert also sits on the Education and Research Committee of The International Air Cargo Association.

 

Clients

Robert has taught on short courses and customised executive development courses for companies such as:

  • Aéroports de Paris
  • Incheon Airport
  • Schiphol Group
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways Technical
  • TAV
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Vienna Airport

and research and consultancy work for

  • Heathrow Airport

Publications

Articles In Journals

Books

  • Mayer R (2018) Airline sustainability and corporate social responsibility. In: The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management, Routledge, p. 277-296.
  • Budd T & Mayer R (2017) Air Cargo. In: The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge, p. 385-403.
  • Mayer R (2016) ICT for air freight management. In: E-Logistics: Managing Your Digital Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage, London: Kogan Page, p. 57-84.