Emmanuel completed a BSc (with first class honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and went on to work as a Telecom Engineer in various capacities for 7 years. He obtained an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (with distinction) at the University of the West of Scotland and then consulted as a Telecom Implementation Manager. Emmanuel joined the Unversity of Westminster to pursue a PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management funded by he Quintin Hogg Trust Fund. His research was on investigating the resilience of humanitarian supply chains with focus on procurement strategy. Before joining Cranfield University, Emmanuel worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster for two years, teaching Operations and Digital Business, Current Debates in Digital Business, Analysing and Managing Information, Sustainable Business, Project Management and Sustainable Global Growth at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Emmanuel's current academic interests include:
- Resilience in commercial and humanitarian supply chains
- Food supply chains
- Supply chain excellence in developing countries
- Sustainable supply chain management
Emmanuel works with Professor Michael Bourlakis on the BBSRC project titled 'Co-Production of Healthy, Sustainable Food Systems for Disadvantaged Communities' conducting structured literature reviews, qualitative interviews, focus groups, value chain mapping and analysis and reporting writing.
Articles In Journals
- Sawyerr E & Harrison C (2022) Resilience in healthcare supply chains: A review of the UK’s response to the COVID19 pandemic, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Available online 11 July 2022.
- Sawyerr E & Harrison C (2020) Developing resilient supply chains: Lessons from high-reliability organisations, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 25 (1) 77-100.