Staff profile

Dr Christine Jones

Senior Lecturer Operations and Marketing




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Business Improvement


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am Director of Studies and First Supervisor for a number of students completing their doctoral studies. My specialisms are in Enterprise, Logistics and Operations Management and it is very reassuring to see how sustainability is figuring more and more in these studies.  The role also involves taking on examination roles for doctoral students.


Teaching responsibilities

Exclusively my teaching responsibilities are with doctoral students. This takes the form of tutorials with the student and second supervisor.

Professional interests

Sustainability, enterprise development and small businesses, operations mangement and logistics are the topic areas I mainly involve myself with. I also enjoy researching the application of innovative research approaches

Research interests

My research interests relate to operations, logistics and SME management and I am particularly interested in how these areas relate to the sustainability agenda.

Through the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management, I have previously supported a wide range of graduate business start-ups as well as other small businesses.


Postgraduate qualifications

Research qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

From the textile industry and hotels I moved into the Health Service where I was a senior manager. Since then in my academic career I delivered customised training to a very wide range of organisations, large and small and including Coors, JCB, Toyota, Briggs, Rolls Royce, Derby City Council, Marley, Derby NHS Trust, Derbyshire County Council. I have worked closely with new business start-ups and many small businesses. I have researched sustainability in the Derby City and Derbyshire regions.

International experience

I have worked with a range of international academic organisations in capacities such as academic partnership lead, reseach, teaching and examination including doctoral level.

Additional interests and activities

I have been fascinated in how continuous improvement of quality can be achieved within organisations. I have held various Quality management roles such as OFSTED inspector, Investors in People Assessor, as well as External Examiner roles. Looking at how quality is achieved and embedded in small organisations is a particular interest.

If quality can be 'understood' from the start, it becomes core to the organisation and not only builds reputation, but also reduces waste and supports a sound environmental agenda.

In the media

Recent publications