Luisa Delfa Huaccho Huatuco

Luisa Delfa Huaccho Huatuco


Former affiliation
  • Senior Lecturer in Operations Management, Management

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PhD projects

sustainable supply chains, high value manufacturing, disruptions in logistics/distribution channels, complexity in the supply chain.

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Personal profile

Research interests


Luisa’s expertise in manufacturing systems' complexity, contextualises her current research interests at firm and supply chain levels: sustainable supply chains, management of disruptions to distribution/logistics and high value manufacturing.

She has disseminated the results of her research using various routes including: internationally ranked academic journals and several international conferences. She has also been fostering links with researchers in Latin America and Europe.

She has co-Guest Edited a special volume on “Decision-support models and tools for helping to make real progress to more sustainable societies” for the Journal of Cleaner Production (Vol. 105), as well as led two special issues for the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management on: “Third Sector and Performance” (Vol. 63, No. 6) and “Performance measurement of sustainable supply chains” (Vol. 62, No.8). More recently, she is a co-Guest Editor of a special issue on “Service Improvement in Public Sector Operations – a European comparative analysis” for the European Management Journal.


Grants obtained

  • PI: “Bioeconomy and Smart Food Systems for sustainable and healthy futures” theme SFN+ Working Expert group (£2.5k) with colleagues from various Universities and other non-academic experts. STFC network. March - July 2023.
  • PI: (£2.79k) teaching grant for the buy-in of teaching in Spring 2022- Spring 2023. LCAB.
  • PI: Research England Quality-Related Research Strategic Priorities Fund and NYCC (£12.9k). "Strategies towards achieving low carbon and high-value added from the economic sectors in North Yorkshire". With RA and PhD. Mid-February until end September 2022. Higher Education Innovation Fund and North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).
  • PI: Research England Quality-Related Research Strategic Priorities Fund 2021 (£4k). Brief on Low carbon infrastructure and business growth. February-April 2021.
  • PI: Newton Fund Research Links UK-Brazil, November 2018, (£53k): British Council/Newton Fund UK-Brazil researcher links workshop on: “UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): International Academic Collaboration for Transformational Industry and its Social and Environmental Impacts” UK PI: Dr Luisa Huatuco, Brazil PI: Prof. Kruglianskas. University of Sao Paulo, 13th -16th August 2019.
  • Co-I for EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account funded from SDDU High Value Engineering Sand pit “Smart / Adaptable structures for medical applications: Integrated Enabling Technologies and Innovation Processes” (£7.5k), May-July 2015.
  • PI for Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship (278k euros), January 2012. DISRUPT “Quantitative modelling of sustainable supply chains subject to major disruptions” With MCIIF Prof. Jairo Montoya Torres.


Luisa Huatuco is a Reader in Operations Management. She joined The York Management School in September 2015. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Operations & Business Processes at Leeds University Business School. She obtained her DPhil from the University of Oxford with the thesis entitled: “The role of rescheduling in manufacturing systems’ complexity”.

She was the Principal Investigator on the EU funded project: DISRUPT “Quantitative modelling of sustainable supply chains subject to major disruptions” and has been involved in two major EPSRC funded activities: Complexity in the Supply Chain project (GR/M57842) and Manufacturing Futures Network (EP/D059046/1). Her research work has been carried out with industrial collaborators, including: B&K, Kingkraft, Eminox, Union Industries, Clariant UK plc, Sulzer Pumps, ALPLA and Graphic plc.

Luisa is a Co-Track chair of the British Academy of Management conference, Performance Management track. She is an External Examiner at Strathclyde University and Staffordshire University. She is an Associate Faculty member at the Leeds University Business School.

She is the Co-Editor for the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (IJPPM) together with Dr Nicky Shaw from Leeds University Business School (University of Leeds, UK).

She is an Editorial Advisory Board member of the International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IJKSS) and formerly of the International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (IJPPM). She is a member of the Editorial Review Board for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM).

Luisa is a member of the EPSRC Manufacturing Futures Network, British Academy of Management (BAM), European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) and Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).


·        Decision and Information Analysis (UG), BSc. Business and Management

·        Online Innovation Management (PG), MSc. Innovation, Leadership and Management

Employment History

Oct 21 - onwards                                  Reader in Operations Management

University of York Management School, University of York, UK

Sep 15 - Sep 21                                     Senior Lecturer in Operations Management


The York Management School, University of York, UK


Subject: Operations Management


Dec 03 – Aug 15                                       Lecturer in Operations & Business Processes

Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK

Subject: Operations and Business Processes


Jul 98 – Sep 99                                         Research Assistant


Geographic Information Systems Office, International Potato Center (CIP), Lima, Peru.


Apr – Aug 96; Aug 98 – Sep 99               Lecturer


Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón (Unifé), Peru.



Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The role of rescheduling in managing manufacturing systems’ complexity, University of Oxford

15 Sept 19993 Oct 2003

Award Date: 23 Oct 2003

Masters, Environmental Systems Analysis and Monitoring, International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC)

1 Sept 199629 May 1998

Award Date: 29 May 1998

BSc, Systems Engineering, Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazon (Unife), Lima, Peru

1 Apr 19901 Feb 1996

Award Date: 1 Feb 1996

External positions

External Examiner, Department of Engineering Design and Manufacturing, Strathclyde University

1 Oct 2019 → …

External Examiner, Staffordshire Business School, Staffordshire University

1 Sept 2019 → …

Course External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University

1 Sept 201431 Aug 2019


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • operations management
  • supply chain management
  • complexity
  • sustainability
  • resilience
  • manufacturing
  • case studies

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