Dr Yongmei Bentley

Principal Lecturer in Logistics

Dr Yongmei Bentley

I am a Principal Lecturer in Logistics at the University of Bedfordshire ‘s Business School, capstone leader of MSc programmes and link coordinator of BA and MBA programmes delivered overseas.  I am also a visiting professor of Yichun University in China, and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK.

Through my extensive experience in teaching, research, and other academic and professional activities, I have established extensive contacts with both manufacturers and service organisations, in particular with people specialising in logistics and supply chain businesses, which in return have informed and facilitated teaching and research at the University of Bedfordshire.


  • PhD in Information Systems Management - University of Bedfordshire, UK
  • MSc Marketing Management - University of Luton, UK
  • MA Teaching Methodology - Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  • BA (Hons) English Language - Yichun University, China

Teaching Expertise

  • Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Logistics management and strategy
  • Business and Management Core Programme
  • Internet marketing
  • Designing business and database systems

Research Interests 

  • The carbon challenges to supply chain management
  • Sustainable logistics and supply chain management
  • Renewable energy
  • The impact of oil price on global logistics management
  • Supply chain collaboration for sustainability
  • Green operations management for SMEs
  • Pedagogical research

Research Projects

  • Successful completion of a three-year independent and un-funded research project on how the economic downturn has affected companies' logistics strategies of different countries, which has led to several publications
  • An active team player in a number of EC-funded research projects working with partners across Europe and from China in areas such as the applications of ICTs, supply-chain management, and the development of e-Learning courses for SMEs
  • Project manager for one of the EC funded research projects - Distance Learning for Banking and Accounting
  • Participation in a number of the University's research-informed teaching projects related to such courses as MSc Project Management, MBA programme, and MSC Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Director of Studies and supervisor of a number of PhD researchers
  • Member of the Centre for Research in ICT Business Applications of the Business and Management Research Institute

External Roles

  • External Examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of two UK universities
  • External panel member for programme approval events
  • External Examiner for PhD theses
  • Visiting Professor of Yichun University, China
  • Reviewer for a number of international conferences
  • Referee for some academic journals

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT)
  • Member of Women in Logistics (WiL)
  • Member of the European Operations Management Association (EuOMA)
  • Member of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM)

Previous Roles

  • Research and development, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK
  • Supply chain management, Chinese Pharmaceutical Company, Jiangxi, China
  • Business and management advisor to a number of enterprises in China and UK


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T: +44 (0)1234 400400 Ext. 5077
E: yongmei.bentley@beds.ac.uk


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