Dr Regina Frei is an Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management and programme director of the forthcoming MSc Strategic Operations and Supply Chain Management, which is being launched in September 2022. Regina also leads the Product Returns Research Group, and welcomes PhD applications; possible topics are suggested.
Regina is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Chartered Engineer with a background in manufacturing engineering. She is passionate about sustainability and the circular economy.
- Sustainable business and sustainable supply chains
- Reverse supply chains
- Product returns in retail
- Plastics recycling
- The Circular Economy
Regina's current research is focused on two areas:
- Product returns
- Plastics waste management
Current PhD Students
Regina teaches in the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management:
MANG3078 - Strategic operations management (UG)
MANG6525 - Strategic operations management (PG)
SESM6049 - Material, manufacturing and supply chains
MANG6XX2 - Sustainable operations and supply chains
Regina is also the Programme Leader of the forthcoming MSc Strategic Operations and Supply Chain Management, starting September 2022.
External PhD supervisions:
- Virginie Litaudon, University of Portsmouth, UK
- Anna-Maria Petisme, Jönköping University, Sweden
External roles and responsibilities
Regina Frei joined Southampton Business School as an Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in September 2019. Her main interests are sustainable value chains and the Circular Economy.
Regina has been awarded 15 research grants worth a total of £1.2k, and she has published over 46 peer-reviewed papers, whereof 24 journal articles.
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.
- Best paper award (2006)