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Jane Lynch

Professor Jane Lynch

Professor of Procurement

Cardiff Business School

+44 29208 76144
Aberconway Building, Room C04, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision


I am a Professor of Procurement for the Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) section. I recently launched a Centre of Public Value Procurement. The research centre aims to grow and support the talent pool of procurement professionals in public, private and third sectors.

I thrive on challenge and particularly enjoy multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, offering expertise in public procurement, social value, innovation in procurement and supply chain collaboration. 

I am experienced in providing a range of procurement and collaboration support to governments and the private sector from research and engagement activities to executive teaching. I was delighted to receive a prestigious award in 2023 - Government Opportunities, Individual of the Year Award for my contributions to public procurement in Wales.

I am the practise lead for IRSPP (International Research Study on Public Procurement), Course Director for Help to Grow: Management (available for Micros and SMEs), the strategic co-lead for the Procurement Lab of Infuse 2023 and collaboration expert and social impact lead for LINC Multimorbidity project.

I am a Senior Fellow for the Advance Higher Education (SFHEA) and have won awards for personal tutoring and student experience, previously holding roles such as Senior Personal Tutor and Director of Student Experience for the Business School. My pedagogical research has included personal tutoring and international orientation, regularly attending and presenting at the LTSE Conference. 

Additional Roles

  • Branch Chair of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) - South Wales Branch
  • Associate Director (MICW) of Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW), Cymru
  • Procurement Expert Panel Member for Cabinet, Welsh Government
  • Judging Panel member for GOAwards(Wales), GOAwards UK National and Institute of Directors (IOD) Wales.
  • External Examiner - PhD, DBA

Professional Membership 

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
  • Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW)
  • IPSERA - International Purchasing and Supply Educators Reseach Association











  • Lynch, J., Beresford, A. K. C., Mason, R. J. and Found, P. 2010. Problems and challenges facing a market orientated supply chain approach. Presented at: 15th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2010), Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, 4-7 July 2010Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2010). Nottingham: Nottingham Business School pp. 67-74.


  • Lynch, J., Mason, R. J., Beresford, A. K. C. and Found, P. 2009. An exploration of the supply chain design and organisation of the UK caravan manufacturing industry. Presented at: 14th International Symposium on Logistics : Global supply chains and inter-firm networks, Istanbul, Turkey, 5-8 July 2009Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2009) Global supply chains and inter-firm networks Istanbul, Turkey 5-8 July 2009. Nottingham: Nottingham University Business School pp. 538-546.

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External Advisory Board member for Journal of Responsible Production and Consumption

Guest Editor for Special Issue in Journal of Public Procurement

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - I am a strong advocate of KTPS and the way they promote industry and academic collaboration generating innovative research and business growth opportunities.

Examples include Third Sector Partnerships in Child Social Care

Adopting Together (with Dr Katherine Shelton, School of Psychology / Lead organisation, St. David's Children's Society) Child Adoption where the project won Best of the Best UK Awards for Social Impact

Cerebra (with Professor Marianne Van Den Bree, MRC Centre / Lead organisation, Cerebra) Child Support

Future Generations Commissioner - How we procure well-being in Wales 

I supported the Future Generations Commissioner (Wales) with the Section 20 Procurement Review which examines the extent to which public bodies are embedding the well-being goals into procurement.

How do we procure well-being? – Cardiff Business School blog - Cardiff University

Public Procurement of Innovation

InFuSe (Innovation of Future Public Services) 2023 was a collaborative project worth £5.6 million. Funded by the Wales European Funding Office (WEFO), Cardiff Business School with Y Lab  Nesta - and Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) to develop InFuSe – Innovation of Future Public Services – led by Monmouthshire Council. 

Links for more information

Collaborative Working 

ECR Research project - How to utilise collaboration to tackle food waste in retail

icw_future_report_web.pdf (


Teaching Experience

I hold vast experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels - e.g., (UG): Purchasing & Supply Chain Management (Year 2), (UG): Strategic Purchasing and Supplier Management (Year 3), MBA Purchasing & Supply Chain Management (elective module).

Currently, my teaching portfolio includes executive programme design and delivery.


Following an early career in the retail sector, I pursued a part time MBA which led to opportunities in teaching at Open University, University of Wales, Newport and joining Cardiff Business School in 2006.

I completed the PGCert (FHEA) Higher Education Teaching Qualification, University of Wales, Newport in 2007 and was awarded Senior Fellow (SFHEA) in 2021 at Cardiff.

My PhD in Cardiff University examined the configuration of strategic orientation approaches for manufacturing firms during a period of hyper-turbulence (completed 2015). I wanted to understand what drives a business during challenging times, and the role of purchasing or procurement in this. I focused on the strategy, structure and behaviours which influenced the effectiveness of internal collaboration and strategic integration - supply chain orientation.

I am the proud recipient of many awards in teaching, engagement and research.

    Honours and awards

    Jane has regularly received awards for her contribution to teaching and supporting students.

    • Students Union Nomination - "Enriching Student Life" Award - Student Rep Coordinator 2019 - 2020
    • LTSE - Recommended Standout Session (Round table discussion on international student orientation support) 2019
    • CARBS Enhancing Student Employability, 2018
    • CARBS Exceptional Student Support Award 2017
    • Students Union Nomination for "Enriching Student Life" Award (Most uplifting staff member; Student Rep coordinator, 2018)
    • CARBS Outstanding Contribution Award 2016                                                                                                                      CARBS Developing Student Employability Award 2015                                                                                                          Cardiff University, nominated for Exceptional Enhancement of the Student Experience Award 2015
    • CARBS Outstanding Contribution Award 2014.

    Professional memberships

    • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
    • Institute for Collaborative Working MICW
    • IPSERA (International Purchasing and Supply Educator's Research Association)

    Committees and reviewing

    Jane is co-editor for Special Issue for Journal of Public Procurement (JoPP)

    Journal Article Reviewer for Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management

    Jane's role as Director of Student Experience means that she is a member of many School and University Committees and Boards including:

    • Teaching & Learning Committee
    • Student/Staff Panel
    • ISC Committee
    • Business Management Board of Studies
    • MBA Board of Studies
    • Coordinator - LOM section Advisory Board committee


    I am interested in supervising MSc /MBA and Doctoral students in the areas of:

    • Procurement
    • Supply chain
    • Social value
    • Collaboration
    • Innovation


    • Supply chain collaboration
    • Supply chains
    • procurement
    • public procurement
    • responsible sourcing