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Kamila Walters

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20082016

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Research interests

Until recently, my main research interest has been focused on materials science and technology (with particular emphasis on: soft magnetic materials, amorphous and nanostructured alloys); these subject areas are aligned with my PhD in Physics. During my scientific career, I have published (as author or co-author) more than 20 papers in relevant scientific journals. In addition, I have attended more than 20 international and national conferences, at which I gave multimedia presentations of my work. I have over 15 years’ experience of carrying out experiments in this field.

 

Now, after 10 years of working in Industry, I have returned to Academia with additional research interests, aligned with my extensive experience, gained whilst working in Supply Chain and Business Intelligence. My interests are focussed on the exploration of modern local and global integrated supply chain management (covering traditional supply chain topics, such as: procurement, inventory management, operations, quality management, logistics and transportation). Emphasis is placed on issues related to: sustainability, ethical business practices, and supply chain analytics. I am interested in the processes of maintaining the management and growth of effective and efficient supply chains, through: IT tools, Big Data analytics, business processes and performance metrics. 

Supervisory Interests

I’m interested in research supervision in: Supply Chain, Logistics and Operations Management - with emphasis on use of data analytics and quantitative methods in the supply chain to improve decision-making for all activities across the supply chain.

Scholarly biography

After completion of my A levels at the Technology College, I joined the Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa (Poland), to study ‘STEM subjects with teacher training’. I hold both the BSc and MSc degrees in Physics, gained from that University.

Equipped with my MSc degree, I decided to continue my career in research and Academia at the Czestochowa University of Technology (Poland), and, in 2005, I successfully completed my PhD thesis, and was awarded a PhD degree in Physics, at the University of Lodz (Poland).

 

In 2007, I arrived in the UK, and joined the University of Brighton as a Research Officer, to work on the successful completion of an Anglo-French collaborative project; for this, I had to design and develop a production process for new, highly-magnetostrictive, composite materials.

 

After completion of this project, I moved to work in Industry, and, for the next 10 years, gained extensive experience working within the: operations, planning, supply chain and finance (business intelligence) departments for an SME company within the FMCG sector.

 

In June 2019, I returned to work in Higher Education, as Lecturer in Supply Chain at University of Brighton – in order to pass-on my Industrial experience.

Approach to teaching

Currently, I hold the position of Lecturer in Supply Chain. My previous teaching experience includes:

•             Lecturing, part-time, in: Physics, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and lab demonstration work during my PhD studies.

•             Equalisation of knowledge differences in first-year student groups; thereby allowing under-performing students to achieve their full potential.

•             Final-year MSc Project Supervision.

•             Teaching in Secondary School - Physics and Mathematics to pupils of age range 12 – 15 years.

•             Teaching in Technical College in the Research Institute of Technology - Physics, Mathematics and Information Technology to pupils of 15 – 20 years.

•             Giving one-to-one lessons to secondary school pupils and students with learning difficulties.

 

I like to teach the theory and practice of Supply Chain Management, supplementing the University experience, where possible, with Industrial visits.

Since I am research-active, I try to incorporate my research and my extensive industrial experience into my teaching.

 

Currently, in addition to the supervision of: Research, Placements and Projects, I teach modules in:

Level 6 Procurement and Supply Chain Management (Module Leader)

Level 7 Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Module Leader)

Level 7 Analytics for Logistics (Module Leader)

Level 7 Enterprise Systems and E-Procurement

Level 6 Developing Professional Practice in Business

Level 4 Managing Systems and Operations

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Lodz

23 May 200323 Nov 2005

Award Date: 23 Nov 2005

Master, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa

1 Oct 19974 Jul 1999

Award Date: 4 Jul 1999

Bachelor, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa

1 Oct 199430 Jun 1997

Award Date: 30 Jun 1997

External positions

Finance Business Partner, Higgidy Ltd

7 Jan 201931 May 2019

Supply Chain Manager, Higgidy Ltd

1 Nov 20176 Jan 2019

Planning and Performance Manager, Higgidy Ltd

1 Jan 201531 Oct 2017

Production and Demand Planner, Higgidy Ltd

1 Aug 200831 Dec 2014

Research Officer, University of Brighton

1 Sep 200731 May 2008

PhD student, Częstochowa University Of Technology

1 Feb 200028 Feb 2007

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Research Output

Analysis of the Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Amorphous Fe 61Co10Zr2.5Hf2.5Me2W2B20 (Where Me = Mo, Nb, Ni Or Y) Ribbons

Gruszka, K., Nabialek, M., Szota, M., Bloch, K., Gondro, J., Pietrusiewicz, P., Sandu, A., Mustafa Al Bakri, A. M., Walters, S., Walters, K., Garus, S., Dospial, M. & Mizera, J., 1 Jul 2016, In : Archives of Metallurgy and Materials. 61, 2, p. 641-644 4 p.

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  • Magnetic properties of epoxy-bonded iron–gallium particulate composites

    Walters, K., Busbridge, S. & Walters, S., 1 Jan 2013, In : Smart Materials & Structures. 22, 2, p. 1-5 5 p.

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    Ordering and magnetoelestic properties of Fe-Ga alloy

    Perduta (Walters), K., Olszewski, J., Busbridge, S. & Nabiałek, M., 1 Jan 2008, In : Acta Physica Polonica A. 114, 6, p. 1537-1543 7 p.

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