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Dr Stelios Sapountzis
Dr Stelios Sapountzis
postal addressSalford Business School, Maxwell Building - 6th floor (608f), University of Salford, The Crescent, University of Salford, M5 4WT.
email addresss.sapountzis@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 2954815
Key Memberships
Member of School: Salford Business School
From July 2014 to present.
From October 2009 to present.
Associate Member of Research Centre: Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
From October 2009 to June 2009.
Profile Summary

Stelios joined Salford Business School after an industrial career in manufacturing management that was followed by a research fellowship at the University of Salford.
He was a production manager for a world-class manufacturer, in the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) sector. His role involved managing turnkey projects being in direct involvement with clients, as well as ensuring production line orientation, design and assembly sequencing of operations. In his early industrial career he was a process engineer, focusing on production / process optimisation and new product introduction.

Stelios joined the University in 2006 as research fellow in the School of the Built Environment. Bringing in his expertise in lean manufacturing and project/production management, he undertook the fundamental research around the development of the BeReal process (Benefits Realisation for Healthcare Infrastructure Projects). He was responsible for the overall management of the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) for the University of Salford, managing the research portfolio, initiating consultancy activity and presenting the research work to international audiences and national bodies, such as the Community Health Partnerships, the Department of Health, NHS Trusts, National Audit Office, Office of Government in Commerce, Manchester City Council.

Stelios is currently a lecturer in Project Management across a variety of postgraduate and undergraduate courses within Salford Business School and he is also a supervisor for PhD / MSc and MBA students.

He has developed and delivered research-led teaching material at all levels, in the area of benefits realisation in the management of projects and lean thinking

His research is within the fields of Project, Process and Operations management, investigating:
·      The role of benefits realisation in the management of projects;
·      Process optimisation and change management; and,
·      Applications of lean thinking.

Stelios holds a BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering and Management with Languages from Manchester Metropolitan University, with postgraduate studies (PgDip) in Advanced Manufacturing Systems and a Philosophy Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Project Management from the University of Salford. Stelios has published in journals, books and conferences and has presented in a number of conferences and events.

Key Qualifications
1998
Advanced Manufacturing Systems
1997
Manufacturing
2013
An investigation into the development of an effective Benefits Realisation Process for Healthcare Infrastructure Projects
Key Projects
2008
Dec
Doctoral Training Account Grant for HaCIRIC
EPSRC, £95,151.50.
Investigators: K Yates (10%), P Tzortzopoulos-Fazenda (20%), R Codinhoto (10%), M Kagioglou (25%), S Sapountzis (10%), G Aouad (25%).
Key Publications
Authored Books
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Reports
Thesis
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2010
Apr
2008
Dec
2008
Jun
2008
May
2008
May
2007
Mar
Memberships of External Bodies
2011
Sep
2010
Jan
2010
Jan