Executive Board member Prof Graham Heaslip
Professor Graham Heaslip was appointed Head of the School of Engineering in December 2020, having joined GMIT as Head of the School of Business in February 2016.
Before moving to GMIT Prof Heaslip held the post of Associate Professor of Logistics at the University of New South Wales, Australia (2014-2015) and served as Deputy Head of the School of Business in Maynooth University (2008-2014).
Prior to entering academia Prof Heaslip spent fourteen years working in the Irish Defence Forces both at home and abroad in a variety of logistical appointments, as well as spending time seconded to Humanitarian agencies in a logistical capacity.
Prof Heaslip is a Fellow of the Charters Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT) and a Chartered Member of Engineers Ireland (C. Eng).
Prof Heaslip has a doctorate in Supply Chain Management from the University of Hull, a M.Eng.Sc degree from the National University of Ireland Galway, a PG Dip in Higher Education from Maynooth University, a PG Dip in Research Training from the University of Hull and a B.E. from the National University of Ireland Galway.
Prof Heaslip was awarded the James Cooper Memorial Cup for best PhD by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). His research has also been recognised by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) where is received a highly commended ranking.
Prof Heaslip’s research interests are broadly in the intersections between global logistics / supply chain management, humanitarian logistics and organisational management development. His research based teaching brings together themes of complex systems theory, innovation, resilience and risk with practical management disciplines such as supply chain management, operations management, and business continuity.
Prof Heaslip is widely published in various management, logistics and educational journals and international conferences over the past few years. His research and consultancy interests span mainstream commercial, defence and other public service contexts examining supply chain management, and operations management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness or innovative practices.
Professor Graham Heaslip
Head of School of Business
GMIT, Galway Campus