Garry Clawson

Doctoral Researcher

Garry joined the Institute for Manufacturing, Industrial Resilience Research Group in 2022 as a PhD candidate under the supervision of Associate Professor Mukesh Kumar, and is advised by Professor Chander Velu.


Garry’s research investigates supply chain design through the lens of configuration theory with an emphasis on nutrient delivery to answer the question if nutrient losses within the supply chain are causally related to the design factors of that supply chain. Moreover, Garry’s research tackles the nascent concept of functionality through a traceability lens to identify if a product’s functionality can enable new configurational designs. Using this multifaceted perspective Garry’s work seeks to improve current understanding of supply chain taxonomies to enhance food supply chain design and nutrient security.


Prior to joining the IfM, Garry spent over two decades in the manufacturing sector working within a variety of roles supporting business initiatives and productivity programmes across the UK, MENA and Europe.


Garry holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and an MSc in Robotics and Autonomous Systems from the University of Lincoln. Garry is a recipient of the IMechE Whitworth Senior Scholarship Award and Alec Dyson Studentship in Engineering supported by the Dyson Foundation. Garry’s research is supported by the AgriFoRwArdS Centre for Doctoral Training EPSRC programme, which specialises in Agri-Food Robotics.


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