• Innovation management (process improvement, lean six sigma, product development)
  • Operations management (process design, operations strategy, quality management, project management)
  • Supply chain management (strategy, design, analysis)
  • Sustainable operations and supply chains (sustainability, social investment, social capital)



  • Dr Prakash J. Singh is an Associate Professor with the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is currently the Deputy Head of Department (Teaching and Learning) and co-Director of the Social Investment Research Group. He has served as the Department’s PhD and MCom program director previously. Prakash’s expertise is in operations and supply chain management fields. His studies have been based in transport and logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, public sector as well as the not-for-profit and voluntary sectors. His research has been published in many leading journals including Journal of Operations Management , Journal of Business Ethics , and Int. Journal of Operations and Production Management . He has obtained Australian Research Council Discovery, Linkage and Industrial Transformation Training Centre grants to support his research. He has been awarded two Dean’s Certificates for Excellent Research in recognition of the high quality of his research. Prakash has supervised numerous PhD students and postdoctoral research fellows.

    Prakash is an experienced lecturer, having taught many courses in undergraduate, postgraduate, executive and custom programs. He has taught these courses in semester-long, compressed, block and intensive modes, both overseas and locally. These include subjects in the Master of Supply Chain Management and Master of Enterprise programs. He previously coordinated the Global Business Practicum subject. He also teaches subjects in the PhD coursework program. Prakash’s teaching has been recognised with the award of four Dean's Certificates for Excellent Teaching.

    Prakash has actively engaged with a number of organisations for the purpose of providing advice and expertise. These organisations include: ASEAN Secretariat; AusAID; Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship; Australian Survey Res   


Member of

  • Production and Operations Managment Society. Member 2011 -
  • Academy of Management. Operations Management Division 2009 -
  • Decision Sciences Institute. Member 2005 -
  • European Operations Management Association. Member 2004 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Australian Research Council Discovery Grant . (2011 - 2012) Advancing the theoretical basis of supply chain management through the lens of relational exchange theory.  Chief Investigators: PJ Singh, D Power 

    Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. (2010 - 2012) Factors influencing the adoption and diffusion of supply chain technology standards in Australia.  Chief Investigators: D Power, PJ Singh, V Bhakoo and D Samson. Industry partner: GS1   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • BBus, Queensland University of Technology 1993
  • BE, Queensland University of Technology 1993


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Areas of research interest:
    Strategic issues in operations management
    Analysis of supply chains and networks 
    Sustainable operations and supply chains
    Quality and business excellence drivers
    Process improvement methods
    Innovation management