Steffan James

Steffan James


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Research interests

My primary research focuses on advanced sustainable manufacturing technologies and their adoption within industry in Wales. As part of the ASTUTE 2020 programme, I collaborate with manufacturing companies in East Wales on the adoption of 'Industry 4.0' technologies to improve efficiency and sustainability.

Other research interests include:

Quality management

Process improvement

Inclusive and sustainable industrial development

Industry 4.0

Innovation ecosystems

Teaching interests

I am Module Leader for:

  • BS2SX2 Business Analytics for Management and Financial Decision Making
  • PS2S71 Managing Projects and Operations

I deliver on:

  • PS2SX1 Project Management
  • PS4S26 Strategic Operations Management And Operational Research
  • PS4S39 Commercial Relationships
  • PS4S40 Project Management and Consultancy Skills

Other Interests

I have a background in industry holding various roles involved with the manufacture of satellites, medical devices, and anaerobic digestors prior to working in academia. I am head of outreach for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, whom I represent on the Senedd cross-party Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) group.

My research has been presented at the 2020 Society of Open Innovation Conference as well as the 2020 South Wales Business School Research Conference where I was awarded the Best Paper Award.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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