About Ollie Jones
Ollie Jones joined Leeds Business School in 2004 and is a Principal Lecturer in Operations, Enterprise and Supply Chain Management. Ollie graduated in Manufacturing and Business from Cambridge University before working in a large multinational co-operation in a variety of sectors progressing from a graduate to senior management roles.
As well as leading teaching across a significant range of disciplines centred around operations, supply chain and business strategy, Ollie has held a number of Faculty and University management roles, including quality assurance, enterprise, course leadership, technology enhanced learning, placements and personal tutoring. Ollie has been responsible for developing and delivering consultancy services to local and regional businesses as well as securing bids for regional enterprise development.
Over the last 10 years at Leeds Beckett University he has been appointed a Teacher Fellow, in recognition of teaching excellence. Ollie has previously published extensively in the area of Assessment, teaching and learning, as well as on Lean, Six Sigma and Quality improvement, but is now completing his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA.)
Ollie has helped set up and develop the Continuous improvement Unit at Leeds Beckett University, and since 2013 has been both an internal consultant (Academic Advisor) and an embedded researcher with the aim of developing process improvement capability at the institution linked to the DBA.
- Operations & Supply Chain Management
- Business Process Operations Management
- Business Consultancy Project
- Project & Risk Management
- Operations Strategy
- Business Risk Analysis
Ollie's DBA thesis examined the development of organisational routines, explored using the practice perspective, in the context of process improvement. His research pathway, of which his thesis forms part, is based on Action and Intervention research in different settings, looking at how process improvement practices and routines can be enacted, in particular how different forms of coaching can utilised to achieve this. He is aiming to explore these interventions in a wide range of contexts from SMEs to the NHS.