Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise

Staff Profile

Professor Ying Yang

Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management; Research Lead of Supply Chain and Operations Research Community; Deputy Subject Group Head of MOS


Ying is an active researcher in operations strategy, supply chain management and business service. Her work has received well recognition and published in leading international journals. Among others, Ying is a reviewer forInternational Journal of Operations and Production Management, Supply Chain Management: an International Journal and International Journal of Production Research. Her work has been regularly presented at international academy conference. Before joining Newcastle University, Dr. Yang researched and lectured at the University of Ulster and Aberystwyth University. She is also an adjunct Professor for Management Development Institute, India from 2013.  

Ying is very happy to cooperate with researchers in the similar areas, and to discuss research proposals in these areas with prospective PhD students. Please feel free to contact if interested.

Roles and Responsibilities

Deputy Head of the Marketing, Operations and Systems subject group

Research Lead of Supply Chain and Operations Research Community


Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching in High Education

PhD in Operations Management

MSc International Management

Master in Industry Economic Management





Postgraduate Teaching

NBS8221 Operations Management

NBS8921 Operations Management

NBS8488 Projects, Programmes, and Operations Management (MBA)

Master dissertation



Research Interests

Supply Chain Stream

  • Supply Chain Resilience and Risk Management 
  • Behavioural Supply Chain Management and Decision Making
  • Supply Chain Relationships, Strategy, and Sustainability  

Operations Stream

  • Operations Strategy (Postponement, lean and decoupling points)
  • Service operations management
  • Knowledge management in organisations  

PhD supervision

Ying encourage queries and applications in the research areas, such as supply chain sustainability, buyer and supplier collaboration and relationship development, behavioural supply chain management and operations strategies.