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Dr Lingxuan Liu

Senior Lecturer in Sustainability

Lingxuan Liu

The Management School



Research overview

Expertise and interests: supply chain sustainability; urban food systems; multi-stakeholder process in sustainability issues; multi-level environmental governance; circular economy; ESG

PhD supervision

I am looking to supervise 1-2 students every year who are interested in the intersections between some of the following areas: Supply chain sustainability, particularly in developing or transitioning economies; Resilience and sustainability in urban food systems; Sustainability and Digital Economy; The environmental and social impacts of China's Belt and Road Initiative; ESG performance and supply chain sustainability/risks. Pre-proposal inquiries are welcome. Before reaching out, please review the following details carefully: When contacting me, please explicitly state whether you require funding. If you seek funding from LUMS, ensure your application reaches us before January 202X (each year) to potentially receive an offer for October 202X entry. This includes CSC funding. If you are currently studying a master degree and will not receive all your transcripts and your degree before August 202X, it is not likely that I can help you get LUMS funding for October 202X entry. Additionally, I accept PhD students interested in pursuing a degree at Lancaster Environment Centre or other LU related departments. If you follow this path, it’s essential to secure your own funding sources. I am sorry but I do not make the rules.


Lingxuan Liu joined LUMS in March 2016. His research interests include sustainable supply chains, sustainable and resilient food systems, circular economy, digital economy, corporate sustainability strategies, and ESG. He specializes in business sustainability issues in UK and China, but also has a general interest in developing countries, particularly SEA and Africa. He completed PhD study at Nanjing University on environmental management and policy, during which he managed several research programs about eco-industrial parks and regional environmental policies. He also spent two years at the University of California, Santa Barbara for an exchange program on environmental governance. He has working experience in global environmental NGOs.

Dr Lingxuan Liu was the European PI of a three-year project "SIRIUS" funded by JPI Urban Environment, and a Co-I of project Rurban. He also has extensive business consultancy experience working with small & medium-sized UK companies and organisations, and multi-national companies across the world.

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