Contact the Research Group Director if you have any queries or would like to explore collaboration opportunities.

Director of the Connected Cities Research Group
Urban transport and logistics, urban waste management, urban innovation, business ecosystems

Dr Li Zhou
Reader in Operations Management
Urban logistics, urban waste management, urban system dynamics


Dr Mariya Eranova
Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management
Strategic decision making, managerial cognition, Chinese culture

 Dr Chunjia Han
Lecturer in Business Planning and Innovation
Open innovation, digital entrepreneurship 

Dr Yong Lin
Programme Leader & Principal Lecturer 
Manufacturing Strategies, Logistics service quality, business ecosystem, platform competition, sharing economy

 Dr Claire Papaix
Senior Lecturer in Transport and Business Logistics

Sustainable transport, mobility and wellbeing 
Dr Fanny Paschek 
Lecturer in Business Management and Administration
Socio-technical innovation, transition studies, sustainable transport, cultural political economy, critical realism  
Dr Wenxian (Hetty) Sun
Programme Leader & Principal Lecturer 
Sustainable value creation, strategic project management  
Dr Mu Yang
Lecturer in System Management and Strategy
Cyber security, privacy, block chain and open innovation 
Dr Shuai Zhang
Lecturer in Business Strategy
Business ecosystems, business strategy, industrial sustainability, manufacturing systems, knowledge management 
Dr Anlan Chen
Lecturer in Strategic Entrepreneurship
Strategy and network resource, entrepreneurial ecosystem and startup 

Dr Meng Meng
Lecturer in Business Operation
Sustainable transport operation, travel behaviour analysis

Assistant professor in Marketing, Event and Tourism
Place marketing and branding, Smart cities and smart tourism destinations, Management of sustainability in events and tourist destinations