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Dr Regina Frei Micro-Engineering, MSc, PhD, MIET, FHEA, Chartered Engineer

Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

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Regina Frei is a researcher and educator in Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Regina joined Southampton Business School as an Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in September 2019. She is passionate about sustainable value chains and the Circular Economy.

From 2013 to 2019, she was a Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Previously, she was a Postdoc at Cranfield University and Imperial College London. She holds a PhD in Distributed Robotics from Universidade Nova, Lisbon, Portugal, and an MSc in Micro-Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. She wrote her MSc Thesis at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, and did  internships with the International Watch Company (IWC) and Schindler Lifts, both in Switzerland.

Research interests

Regina's research interests include sustainable business, reverse supply chains, product returns in retail, and the Circular Economy.

Affiliated research group

Operations Management

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Teaching and coordinating:

  • MANG3078 - Strategic Operations Management
  • MANG6129 - Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • MANG6355 - Supply Management
Dr Regina Frei
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/6021

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