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Han Zhang

Lecturer in Business Analytics


Han Zhang is a Lecturer in Business Analytics at the School of Strategy and Leadership (SSL) at Coventry University. She is the Module Leader for Data Mining Methodologies and Applications (PG) and specialises in using IBM SPSS software to analyse data, particularly in the field of blockchain. In addition to her teaching role, Han also serves as the Associate Course Director for the BA Business Administration Course, a Progress Coach for MSc International Business Management Year 3 students, and as the Academic Conduct Officer.


  • PhD Supply Chain Management - At present, Coventry University (2023)
  • PGCert Academic Practice in Higher Education (APHE)- Coventry University (2022)
  • MSc (Distinction) International Business Management - Coventry University (2019)
  • BA E-commerce - Hubei University of Education (2011)

Teaching Modules


  • Business Analytics
  • Business Analytics for Decision Making
  • Business Project


  • Data Mining Methodologies and Application
  • Operations Analytics
  • Business Project
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Lecturer in Business Analytics

School of Strategy and Leadership

College of Business and Law

Career overview

Han has six years of industry experience, having worked as a Sales Manager in China and as a professional international trading and Exporting Manager in the Middle East region, specializing in the stainless-steel industry. She held positions such as Sales Assistant, Sales Manager, and Export Manager during her time in the industry.

Currently, Han is pursuing her PhD in Supply Chain Management. Her research focuses on the application of advanced technologies in the manufacturing context, including supply chain management, operations management, blockchain, Industry 4.0, and circular economy. Her research has been published in academic journals such as European Conference Knowledge Management in 2021, Industrial Engineering and Operations Management 2022, British Academy of Management 2022.

In addition to her research, Han has also taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, covering topics such as Business Analytics, Business Analysis for Decision Making, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management and Data Mining Methodologies and Applications. She is also an educator at High Value Manufacturing Catapult in Emerging Skills Project.


British Academy of Management, since 2022


Her research examines blockchain adoption in supply chain and mainly focuses on the application in manufacturing context. Specifically, she is enthusiastic in advanced technologies implementation in the steel manufacturing. Her contribution is to promote automation development in manufacturing toward UN SDGs and facilitate better decision-making, providing insights into the future and solve industrial, societal problems etc. Her research scope is in the following areas:

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Decision Making and Risk Management
  • Circular Economy, Sustainability
  • Blockchain in Steel
  • Adoption of Systemic Innovations
  • Industry 4.0/Steel 4.0

Publications and press

  • Impact of blockchain applications on sustainable performance in manufacturing supply chain. Aliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, the BAM 2022 Conference.
  • Blockchain-enabled Supply Chain Management for a Digital Circular Economy Transition: A Systematic Literature Review. the 5th European Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM, Rome, Italy 2022.
  • Blockchain Facilitates A Resilient Supply Chain in Steel Manufacturing under COVID-19. 22nd European Conference on Knowledge Management, 2021.
  • A trust database will shape a digital steel manufacturing to respond to COVID-19, DCAD21
  • Blockchain Effect in Managing COVID-19’s Impact on Steel Supply Chains. 1st presenter, FBL PGR Presentation, Coventry University.
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