Stelios Sapountzis is a Research Fellow and research project co-ordinator for the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) at University of Salford.
He comes from a manufacturing background having studied Manufacturing Management in Manchester Metropolitan University and had postgraduate studies in Advanced Manufacturing Systems at the University of Salford.
He has extensive industrial experience as an operation/production manager with a world - class manufacturer in the electronics sector. During this period he was also the organisation's champion in the UK for Lean implementation in production processes and supporting functions
Stelios is conducting his PhD in the area of Benefits Realisation and Management for the healthcare sector in the UK and other research interests include process optimisation, cange management and the applications of Lean theory in service planing and delivery