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Simon Thelwell


Strategic Director - School of Sustainable Food & Farming

Teaching Duties

  • Supply Chain Management
  • International Agribusiness Management
  • Business Management
  • Marketing Management

Research Interests

  • Collaboration and Power in the Food Supply Chain
  • Competitive Advantage in Supply Chains
  • Price transparency in Retail Food Chains
  • Retailer aligned contracts in the Dairy Industry
  • Use of precision technology in supply chain relationships

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Chartered Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT)
  • Member Institute of Agricultural Management (MIAgriM)
  • Associate Member Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM)

Academic Department: Food, Land and Agribusiness Management

Department: School of Sustainable Food and Farming

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815086

Twitter: @simonthelwell1

Office: JA35 Jubilee Adams, Tudor Lodge and NW Building

Research profile: ORCID


Other publications

  • Eastham J. and Thelwell, S. (2017) Food miles versus Lifecycle:GHG the way to go! (in Eastham et al., 2017)
  • Eastham J. Aguiar, L. and Thelwell, S. (2017) Contemporary issues in Food Supply Chain Management. Oxford.Goodfellows
  • Goodall, S.; Walley, K.; Humphries, A.; Huntington, J.; White, D.; Asson, T.; and Thelwell, S. (2014) Improving the efficiency and sustainability of food supply chains: The market potential for micro-scale anaerobic digestion in the UK. (Paper presented in the Sustainable food logistics and collaboration networks in basic and applied scientific research theme at the WiCaNeM 2014 conference, Isle of Capri, Italy, 4-6th June.)
  • Collier, G and Thelwell, S. (2010) Feasibility of food ready units and retail centre in Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council/Advantage West midlands
Additional Information

Prior to joining Harper Adams in 2010, Simon worked for a London based food and farming consultancy company specialising in procurement of raw materials from farms into major food processors/manufacturers, he has been involved in improving supply chains in dairy, cereals, horticulture and the beef and sheep sectors.  Simon has worked on consultancy projects spanning in the UK, Europe and Internationally in the US and most recently China.




You can contact Simon Thelwell if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules:



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