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Sunil Banga

Senior Teaching Fellow, Research Student

The Management School



Tel: +44 1524 594639


Sunil is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Management Science at LUMS, and a Senior Fellow of Advance HE. He is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University. Sunil has a first degree in pharmaceutical science and a MBA.

Career Details

In a business career spanning over twenty years, Sunil has worked in the marketing, supply chain and distribution and logistics domains in the pharmaceutical, medical equipment, and FMCG industry sectors with companies such as Boots, Knoll Pharmaceuticals and Novo Nordisk. Ultimately, prior to entering academia, he was the owner of three SME businesses: a micro-finance company, as an agent for ABN AMRO bank financial products, and a trading company involved in the distribution and retail of pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical and FMCG products. 

At Lancaster, Sunil led the International Study Centre (ISC) as the Head of Centre for ten years before joining the Department of Management Science.

Current Teaching

Sunil teaches on operations management courses for undergraduates and post-graduates; and soft-systems thinking and problem-solving skills for consultants for post-graduates and post-experience students. 

Professional Role

Sunil is involved in the Lancaster University ATLAS Programme as a mentor and reviewer. He is the department’s strategic team lead for EDI, and an external examiner for two institutions. 



Research Interests

Published Research

I have published my research that reviewed and assessed the available UK evidence on the social and economic role of small stores, in order to identify gaps in research and stimulate debate about how they can best be supported. The research looked at the growing power of supermarkets, and the considerable concern in the UK that that the social and economic role of small stores is insufficiently understood by policy-makers. The paper gauged the evidence as a platform for wider debate on how the role of small stores can be maintained and enhanced, and the implications for public policy and planning were presented at a Westminster conference commissioned by the Association of Convenience Stores.

Current Research

My current research interests are in educational research, ranging from the political economy of knowledge production to critical race theory, Gramsci, and educational cosmopolitanism.


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