Cranfield School of Management | Dr Charles Wainwright

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Dr Charles Wainwright

Senior Lecturer in Enterprise Simulation

As the lead for the healthcare operations management activity within Cranfield Health, Dr Wainwright’s current activities are focused upon research, teaching and consultancy both within and external to the healthcare sector. 

Dr Wainwright has a First Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Doctorate in Business and Manufacturing Strategy from UMIST, UK.  He has many years experience of work with business and over fifteen years of academic experience in the areas of manufacturing and business operations management and in particular the application of knowledge management to these areas.  His academic experience has been supported by management consultancy experience with leading blue chip organisations.  Dr Wainwright has developed a leading research profile which has been recognised at both national and international levels and has generated over £2m in research contract income in the last six years.  Whilst at Cranfield University Dr Wainwright has taken a leadership role in academic areas including teaching, curriculum development, research, supervision and administration.  As the former Head of the Knowledge and Innovation Systems Centre at Cranfield, Charles was responsible for the introduction of postgraduate educational courses in knowledge management within the University.  He has published over 150 academic papers in the areas of strategy and operations management and in the application of knowledge management techniques.

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