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Liam is a supply chain thought leader & 'doer' - engaged as Asc. Professor and Research Institute Director; leading research allied to social impacts on societies connection to transportation, logistics and supply chain, and developing corporate career pathways in logistics and supply through ‘stairways’ of education (level 2-7). In addition, am Executive Director of a Transformational Social Enterprise University spin out business tasked with building social value through logistics and supply chain networks. Both afford in-depth researcher opportunities on the topics of social isolation, connected communities, tackling violence reduction through education and transportation review.

Research expertise has been validated through numerous European Commission projects such as seventh framework project (FP7-SME-2011) delivering subject matter expertise in UK and European rail/road intermodal markets, Horizon 2020 programs TinnGo (Women in transport), MG4.1 [AEOLIX] (Global logistics connectivity & ICT), MG4.4 [SPICE] (Public sector transportation policy) and IND CE 2017 [PolyCE] (Resource efficient circular economy supply chains) alongside UK Government research with the Department for Transport on Smart city transportation and the Government Office of Science delivering intelligence around freight and transportation futures (GO Science).

Also engaged as expert adviser to SeaFish (DEFRA) in the area of food supply chain, All Party Sustainable Resource Group in the areas of Supply chain and Food security (APSRG), All-Party Parliamentary Freight transport group (APFT) and Connected Places catapult for transportation research expertise. A Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, appointed to the advisory boards of the Local Government Authority logistics strategy group, Non-Exec Director for SOCIETAL Value CIC, and twice awarded Global social media Influencer in the field of Supply Chain Management.

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Bates, M. & Fassam, L.


Project: ResearchEuropean

DfT - Holistic Transportation

Fassam, L.

Project: ResearchUK Government

Research Output

A perfect storm of demand outstripping capacity

Fassam, L., 6 May 2020, Supply Management.

Research output: Contribution to Specialist PublicationMagazine

Open Access
  • Social Exclusion, Transport & Austerity Measures: When Policy Meets Reality

    Bridgman, J., Fassam, L. & Hills, M., 28 May 2019, (Accepted/In press). 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

  • Social Value effect of Food supply chains and Brexit

    Fassam, L., 30 Jan 2019, 14 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

  • Mobility as a societal service: data driven transportation planning towards improved social wellbeing

    Fassam, L., Liravi, P. & Bridgman, J., 12 Jul 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

  • A conceptual understanding of criminality and integrity challenges in food supply chains

    Fassam, L. & Dani, S., 3 Jan 2017, In : British Food Journal. 119, 1, p. 67-83 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
  • Smart cities: A Case study and Delphi approach in understanding the role of Social Enterprise Business Models toward Integrated Public Transportation

    Fassam, L., Bridgman, J. & Liravi, P., 3 Nov 2017, ITS World Congress. Online: European Commission

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Circular economy - looking towards the future

    Fassam, L., 3 Nov 2016, The Handbook of Reverse Logistics: From Returns Management to the Circular Economy. Swales, J. (ed.). United Kingdom: Kogan Page, p. 150-189 40 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Activities

    Decarbonisation Toolbox WORKSHOP 4

    Liam Fassam (Speaker)

    17 Sep 201919 Sep 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch


    Resource efficiency: creating a route to logistics and the circular economy

    Liam Fassam (Speaker), Margaret Bates (Speaker) & Samir Dani (Speaker)

    9 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch


    Supply Chain Food Crime & Fraud: A Systematic Literature Review of Food Criminality

    Liam Fassam (Author), Samir Dani (Author) & Mils Hills (Author)

    5 Jul 20158 Jul 2015

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSymposiumResearch