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Staff Profile

Professor D John Mangan

Professor of Marine Transport and Logistics



John Mangan joined Newcastle University in 2008 as Professor of Marine Transport and Logistics; he is also degree programme director for all postgraduate taught programmes in marine techology and director of Newcastle's input to the MTEC MSc programme. His textbook (Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3rd ed.), published by Wiley) has become one of the standard textbooks in the field. Before moving to Newcastle in 2008 John held the Peter Thompson Chair in Logistics at the University of Hull. Prior to this he held academic posts at University College Dublin and at the Irish Management Institute. A native of Cork in Ireland, John first worked as a freight clerk with Aer Lingus, as an analyst with the Irish airports authority, as a graduate trainee in the Irish Civil Service (in both the Marine and Treasury departments), as company secretary of a seaweed harvesting company, and then embarked upon an academic career. He has a doctorate in logistics from Cardiff University, masters degrees from both Cranfield and Lancaster Universities, and a bachelors degree in Science from University College Cork; in addition he has completed a Fulbright scholarship at Boston College and spent a sabbatical at the Centre for Transportation and Logistics at MIT. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT).

Area of expertise

  • Marine Transport
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management


- Google Scholar Profile

- Prime Maritime Transport Group at Newcastle

- Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3rd ed)



Research Interests

Marine Transport - port governance, port choice, port-centric logistics; container flows & transhipment.

Global logistics - landed costs; indices & connectivity; logistics & economic development.

Logistics & the environment - supply chain mapping & carbon footprinting; measurement of environmental impact. 

I also have a keen research interest in management and skills development in logistics and transport, and in research philosophy and methodological triangulation.

Postgraduate Supervision

As per the above Research Interests.

To date I have supervised or examined 26 PhDs. 

Esteem Indicators

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT).

Visiting faculty at Trinity College Dublin. 

Member of the Research Coordination Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Member of the editorial advisory boards of the International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, and the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.

Vice-Chair (2006/2007) of the High Level Expert Panel reviewing the EU’s COST programme (European Cooperation in Scientific and Technical Research).

Chaired, at the request of Ireland’s Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources, the Task Force on Transport Logistics in Relation to Ports (2002).