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PhD Studentship: Localised Energy Generation and Storage for EV Fleet Vehicle Charging

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have a funded PhD opportunity working on a project titled ‘Localised Energy Generation and Storage for EV Fleet Vehicle Charging’.


Dr Erica Ballantyne – Logistics & Supply Chain Research Centre

Professor David Stone – Centre for Research into Electrical Energy Storage and Applications

Project description

Continued population growth has led to increased transport demands, to, from, and within urban areas. This has significantly impacted upon urban air quality, resulting in increased pressure to improve air quality and address sources of pollution from transport. Many local authorities in the UK (and beyond) are tackling air pollution through the introduction of Clean Air Zones and Low Emission Zones as part of the government’s broader Air Quality Plan. These encourage the exploration and adoption of cleaner emission and cleaner fuelled vehicles, particularly for commercial fleets that are the main focus of many clean air zone policies.

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a potentially effective technological response to reduce road transport emissions. However, EVs are not entirely emission free, with many using grid generated electricity to charge on-board batteries. Further, growing promotion of EV use, from private cars to commercial vehicle fleets, particularly in urban environments, has practical implications around the challenge of electricity grid capacity for mass EV charging, requiring significant infrastructure investment to upgrade the existing grid supply in the UK.

This interdisciplinary PhD project seeks to:

  • Examine the feasibility of using EV batteries for grid support and localised energy storage for all-electric and hybrid-electric vehicle fleets.
  • Determine the impact on emissions reduction of using localised energy storage through EVs at mass charging points.
  • Explore the economic, and socio-political aspects of energy storage and revenue streams from EV usage.
  • Evaluate the business case for using commercial EV fleets for pseudo-stationary energy storage using EVs.
  • Determine the barriers and drivers for fleet EV users to utilise mass energy storage and charging facilities.
  • Assess the suitability of fleet vehicle depot locations for EV grid storage and charging.
  • Identify and evaluate the technical barriers to implementation of EV grid storage in commercial fleet locations and maximise the benefits to all players.


The studentship is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Studentship scheme and is open to UK/EU citizens. The EPSRC DTP Grant will pay RCUK fees and stipend for up to 3.5 years and a RTSG of £1000 per annum.

Start dates

We recommend that students start on 1 October 2019 in order to attend compulsory training. However, it may be possible to start earlier.

Closing date for applications

Applications will be considered until a suitable candidate has been identified. For the 1 October start date, a full application must have been received by 17 June 2019.

How to apply

Visit for full details.

For an informal discussion, please contact

Celebrating Sheffield’s relationship with NCUK

Monday, September 4th, 2017


2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Northern Consortium Charity and NCUK, a collaboration of leading UK universities including the University of Sheffield, dedicated to giving international students guaranteed access to universities worldwide and helping them succeed when they get there.

To mark the occasion and celebrate continued success, the IEN Institute joined with NCUK on 3 August 2017 to hold their first alumni event recognising the success of students that have progressed through the partnership in Korea.

Dr David Littlewood, Divisional Director for Impact, Innovation and Engagement at the Management School (pictured above, left), attended the event held at the British Ambassador’s Residence, Seoul, South Korea, meeting with Sheffield alumni and delivering a speech.

David said: “The UK remains at the forefront of research and academic quality, with world-class facilities, industry leading academic staff and a tradition of excellence which dates back hundreds of years. The NCUK qualifications help students to contribute and succeed when they come to study with us.”

IEN has taught over 800 students and helped them to achieve their dream of studying in the UK. The centre will celebrate its 10th anniversary with NCUK in 2018.

SUMS takes a trip…and meets up with past students along the way

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Throughout October this year, colleagues from the Management School welcomed the opportunity to meet up with just some of our international alumni population, as part of their research and recruitment trips around Asia. 

 Hannah and Maddie with SUMS alumni in Taipei in October 2014Mr Mohammad Rajjaque with SUMS alumni in Singapore October 2014

The first stop was Singapore, for Mr Mohammad Rajjaque, a member of the School’s Accounting & Finance division. Mohammad invited local alumni to come along to an informal evening to meet up with other alumni members who are also living or working in Singapore, and to catch up with news from the School and University back in Sheffield. Amongst those who were delighted to attend were recent graduates from our collaborative programme with the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and members of the alumni community, old and new, including Mr Wong Peng Wai, a graduate from the School’s first first MBA batch back in 1979. He was happy to hear that the School had moved back to the premises up at Crookesmoor where he remembers studying, and was interested to see just how much the building has changed since then.

Then it was on to Taiwan with the School’s Marketing and Recruitment Officer, Mrs Madddie Stewart, along with Ms Hannah Stelman from the University’s International Office. In between their busy schedule of recruitment activities, Maddie and Hannah were pleased to be able to spend an evening with local alumni whilst in Taipei, and enjoyed getting to know old and new members of the community over drinks and an evening meal.  Guests included Mr Sam Shen, a 2008 graduate from the MSc Management programme, who is enjoying a successful career in banking since leaving Sheffield, and Ms Evelyn Chung, a recent graduate  0f 2013 from the MSc Marketing Management Practice programme who is now working in the cosmetic and health care industry.  These guests and others enjoyed chatting to each other during the evening, and comparing stories of their time at Sheffield. One guest, Mr Tse-Ho Fang, told how is memories of Sheffield will always be particularly special to him, as it is where he met is now wife, who was studying Music Management in Sheffield at the same time.

Finally, the third international Management Alumni reunion of October 2014 took place in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by the School’s newly appointed Associate Dean for External Business Advancement, Prof Andrew Simpson. Andrew was delighted to be able to re-engage with our alumni during his time in Japan, and was extremely pleased at the turn out for the evening and the efforts that people had gone to in order to meet him and other alumni. Those that were able to make the evening enjoyed making new contacts with fellow alumni, and hearing updates from Andrew about the recent developments at the School back in Sheffield.

Mr Ian Proctor, Head of External Relations at the Management School said: ‘The School feels extremely privileged to have such a strong and loyal international alumni community, which continues not only to grow each year as it welcomes in new graduates, but strengthens in its mutual connections with the School and its internal  relationships that have developed amongst its many members with each other.’ Ian continued, ‘Reunions such as these are just one of the ways in which the School and alumni both enjoy staying in touch, and I know from meeting many of our alumni overseas, that they always look forward to appreciate it when we get the chance to come over to their home countries to see how they are getting on after leaving Sheffield. And we greatly appreciate the time that alumni take out of their own busy working and personal lives to come and meet us too. It’s always nice to see a familiar face back in Sheffield too, as we sometimes get paid visits from past students who have made a special trip to see us whilst on business or travelling through the UK, which is always welcomed!  Staying in touch with alumni all over the world is much easier now with our social media networks and the online Management Gateway, which has tools such as the ‘Search Alumni Map’ to help alumni re-connect with each other, and is updated daily with news and the School’s events programme,’ added Ian.

More international events are planned for next year and in the mean time the School remains in touch with our overseas friends over email and social media. If you are interested in hosting your own alumni reunion, please let us know! Email with a few words about who attended, where and what you did, and send us a few photos.

Visit the Management Gateway at and click on ‘For Alumni.’

Join the Management School Alumni Group on LinkedIn

A strategy for the future: SUMS appoints Dean

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014


Professor David Oglethorpe has been appointed Dean of the Triple Crown accredited Sheffield University Management School.

On his appointment, he said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the position of Dean at Sheffield University Management School. I am immensely proud of what the School has achieved already, and cannot wait to make a significant leadership contribution to its ongoing development.

“From the Management School’s research-intensive community also emerges an unfaltering focus on student experience, a dynamic and engaged workforce of academic, teaching and professional services staff, and a passion for the city of Sheffield. Our current position is strong, but throughout the next few years we have many objectives and I have made it my mission, as Dean, to do all I can to achieve them.”

Professor Oglethorpe’s research interests focus on environmental sustainability and he is involved in various interdisciplinary cross-faculty research initiatives, particularly related to food production and the water agenda. Joining the Sheffield University Management School in July 2012, he has an undergraduate honours degree in Agricultural Economics (1988) and a PhD in Environmental Economics (1996), both from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Professor Oglethorpe has also been active in teaching at Sheffield University Management School, on the Sheffield MBA’s module in Managerial Economics and Masters-level Research Methods.

Faculty of Social Sciences Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Gill Valentine said: “Professor Oglethorpe has an ambitious vision to take the School to the next stage of its development. I look forward to working with him in what promises to be a challenging and exciting time.”

Professor Oglethorpe concluded: “Sheffield University Management School can now build on its previous accomplishments to create added value in distinctive channels of management education and research. The competition in the marketplace for students is fierce and the bar is continually lifting on research excellence.

“Over the next ten years, I intend to make Sheffield University Management School internationally recognised for its world-leading research and for providing an outstanding student experience at the highest level of provision.”

Lecturer in Strategic Management Closing Date 07 Mar 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The Management School seeks to create an environment in which all staff can develop their research interests through
national and international collaboration, links with industry and commerce, conference attendance and seminar series.
Promoting synergy between research and teaching is also a key objective.

We are looking to appoint a research-active Lecturer with an ability to teach Strategic Management. You will take a
pro-active role in enhancing the Management School’s reputation for high quality and innovative teaching and research.
Applications are therefore invited from candidates capable of delivering (i) first class research which combines theoretical
sophistication with practical relevance, and (ii) an excellent student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate

You will hold a PhD in a relevant area (or have equivalent experience), will have teaching experience and evidence of the
ability to produce high quality research publications, and have a demonstrable interest in developing teaching and research



Lecturer in Human HRM /Organisational Behaviour Closing Date 07 Mar 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

We are looking for a research-active Lecturer in the field of Human Resource Management or Organisational Behaviour who
will take a pro-active role in enhancing the Management School’s reputation for high quality and innovative teaching and
research. Applications are therefore invited from candidates capable of delivering first class research and an excellent
student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We would also welcome applicants who are members of
the CIPD.



Senior Lectureship/Lectureship in Marketing Closing Date: 07 Mar 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

We are looking to appoint a research-active Lecturer in the field of Marketing. You will take a proactive
role in enhancing the Management School’s reputation for high quality and innovative
teaching and research. Applications are therefore invited from candidates capable of delivering
first class research and an excellent student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate

You will hold a PhD in a relevant area (or have equivalent experience), will have teaching
experience and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications, and have a
demonstrable interest in developing teaching and research.



PhD Scholarships at the University of Sheffield Management School

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

The Management School at the University of Sheffield is a dynamic, research-led multidisciplinary School, one of only 58 Triple Crown Accredited Schools in the world. The school is pleased to be able to offer three scholarship awards for PhD study for entry in September 2013 as follows:

Two  ESRC White Rose PhD Scholarships

Further information on eligibility can be found at

Further funding information can be found at

Further general information can be found at


One fully funded PhD scholarship

This studentship is funded the Faculty of Social Sciences

Further information can be found at

Applications are invited to conduct doctoral research that fits within the remits of the Management School’s research centres and groups, as outlined below:


Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED)

The Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development is a Research Centre in the Management School at the University of Sheffield and its focus is the increasingly important areas of regional development and entrepreneurship. The Centre is a recognised leader in these areas of research and education.

See the Centre for Regional Economic & Enterprise Development (CREED)


Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES)

The Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) is a leading centre in multi-disciplinary research, and the development and deployment of innovative ways to advance the understanding of energy, environment and sustainability for a low carbon future. CEES also act as a nucleus, feeding into the University of Sheffield cross cutting energy and environment themes and centres: Science-led Project Sunshine and Engineering-led AMRC, NAMRC, KROTO and Siemens Wind. In addition, CEES acts as the integrated platform to link research at Sheffield with the Centre for Low Carbon Futures (CLCF).  See the CEES website

Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)

Founded in 1994 by the Management School and the University’s Department of Psychology, the Institute of Work Psychology is world-renowned.  Its emphasis is on the developing and testing of theory about the effects of work on employee well-being and performance. Moreover, it has strong links to other disciplines including human resource management and health.  See Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)


Logistics & Supply Chain Management Group (LSCM)

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre focuses on research, development and application of leading edge work on logistics and supply chain management, nationally and internationally. The LSCM Research Centre comprises of members and partners institutions/centres/universities from both national and international countries. The LSCM Research Centre is linked with a core mirror group at the South East European Research Centre (SEERC), 3 consortia, and 25 international partners and member institutions partnersSee the LSCM website


Work, Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre (WOERRC)

The Centre’s major themes are as follows: employment relations, work organisation, health organisation, and work and the labour market. In each area, there is a focus on the nature of work, relationships with various stakeholders, and the policy context. For further information see:


Finance and Accounting Management

The FAM research group conducts research on finance, corporate governance and management accounting that is rigorous and relevant to contemporary accounting and finance issues and debates. For further information see:


International Business, Strategy and Marketing

This research group focuses on four research areas: emerging markets and multinationals; risk and strategy practice; knowledge, evolution and transmission of knowledge, and marketing in emerging countries. Researchers in the IBSM group collaborate with UK and overseas research institutions in the USA, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey, China and many other emerging countries. For further information see:


 Please make sure you have applied formally to the University before applying for a scholarship.  We must have a full application including references, proposal and transcripts from previous study before we can consider you for a scholarship.

Guidance on how to write a research proposal, details of our entry requirements and information on how to apply can be found here

The deadline for submitting an application is 12 noon on 1 February 2013.

Once you have applied formally to the University, you can apply for the Scholarship via the University Scholarship form

If you have any questions please email

Director of Accreditations and MBA Programme Closing date: 30 November 2012.

Monday, October 29th, 2012

We are looking for an inspirational director who can consolidate and build upon our accreditation achievements and develop our successful MBA programme further. Working directly to the Dean, you will have a strong understanding of relevant national and international accreditation standards and be able to provide clear and regular updates to the School in respect of our progress in respect of future accreditation activity, taking action at a senior level where necessary to ensure that relevant action is taken.

You will have the creativity to be able to identify opportunities for further development of our MBA teaching activities and will bring fresh ideas and approaches to modes of teaching delivery. There will opportunities for, and an expectation of, a strong and active contribution to teaching and wider leadership across the School and the development of strong relationships across the School, the wider University and industry.


University Teacher in Project Management Closing date: 30 November 2012

Monday, October 29th, 2012

We are looking to appoint a teaching specialist in the subject area of Project Management. The successful applicant will take a pro-active role in enhancing the Management School’s reputation for high quality and innovative teaching. Applications are therefore invited from candidates capable of delivering an excellent student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.