Professor Anthony Beresford

Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
Beresford@cardiff.ac.uk
+44 (0)29 208 76869

Professor Anthony Beresford is Programme Director for the MSc International Transport. He is also overall Director for the suite of Masters Programmes within the Logistics and Operations Management Section.

Anthony has travelled widely in an advisory capacity within the ports and transport fields in Europe, Asia and North America. Early in his career he co-authored Lloyd’s Maritime Atlas of World’s Ports and Shipping Places, 15th and 16th Editions (1986 & 1989). The 1989 Edition formed the blueprint for all subsequent editions, and the Atlas is recognised as the Standard Work in its field.

His work with the United Nations has been widely recognised and has led to a large number of academic publications as well as important outreach activities.

Anthony has presented papers at the highest level including, for example, his contribution to The House of Commons Report on UK Ports produced through the Welsh Affairs Committee, 2009. In 2012 he was Keynote Speaker at the second African Logistics Conference in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Qualifications

  • PhD Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
  • BA(Hons) Geography, Manchester University

Teaching profile

  • International Transport Operations
  • Port Policy and Management

Additional teaching activities

  • Masters Programme Director for the Logistics and Operations Management Section
  • Teaching Champion for the Logistics and Operations Management Section

Research interests

  • Humanitarian Logisitics and Operational Management
  • International Transport Operations
  • Multimodal Transport Systems
  • Port Operations, Management and Policy
  • Road Traffic Management and Road Pricing

Research projects

  • Modelling Freight Transport Costs on EU Corridors (ongoing)
  • Cost structures on Multimodal Transport Corridors in Southeast and Central Asia; UNESCAP (2003, 2006).
  • Improvement of Transit Transport Systems in Africa, Asia and Latin America, UNCTAD (1999)
  • Work Organisation in Ports (WORKPORT) for EU DGVII (1997-9)
  • Global Distribution of New and Used Cars for Ugland Capital Ltd (1998-9)
  • Transport Rehabilitation and Trade Facilitation for UNCTAD and for the Rwanda Government (1995-1998)
  • The production of the Handbook on Management and Operation of Dry Ports, UNCTAD (1990).

Anthony has contributed, or is currently contributing to the following projects:

Duration: 30th June 2009 to 29th June 2011
Sponsored by Welsh Assembly Government
Award type: Research, Academic Expertise for Business (A4B)

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The next appearance by TSRG researchers will be at the 5th Annual Logistics and Transport Conference in Walvis Bay, Namibia, in September 2013. But they have been producing influential research in the field since the 1980s.

Monday 25th March 2013

Man-made crises in recent times such as those in central Europe, Rwanda, Sudan and Somalia have highlighted the need for high-quality research into logistics and supply chain management in extreme and volatile conditions.

Monday 4th February 2013

The United Nations use TSRG's Cost Model as a standard methodology for evaluating the cost-base of multimodal transport solutions, and trade corridor effectiveness.

Publications

Selected publications

Woo, Su Han, Pettit, Stephen John and Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles 2013. An assessment of the integration of seaports into supply chains using a structural equation model. Supply Chain Management: an International Journal 18 (3) , pp. 235-252. 10.1108/SCM-09-2011-0264

Nieuwenhuis, Paul Andre Henri Francois, Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles and Choi, Andrew K. Y. 2012. Shipping or local production? CO2 impact of a strategic decision: an automotive industry case study. International Journal of Production Economics 140 (1) , pp. 138-148. 10.1016/j.ijpe.2012.01.034

Lynch, Jane, Mason, Robert John, Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles and Found, Pauline Anne 2012. An examination of the role for Business Orientation in an uncertain business environment. International Journal of Production Economics 137 (1) , pp. 145-156. 10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.11.004

Woo, Su-Han, Pettit, Stephen John, Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles and Kwak, Dong-Wook 2012. Seaport Research: A decadal analysis of trends and themes since the 1980s. Transport Reviews 32 (3) , pp. 351-377. 10.1080/01441647.2012.660996

Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles, Pettit, Stephen John, Xu, Qing and Williams, Sharon Jayne 2012. A study of dry port development in China. Maritime Economics & Logistics 14 (1) , pp. 73-98. 10.1057/mel.2011.17

Woo, Su-Han, Pettit, Stephen John, Kwak, Dong-Wook and Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles 2011. Seaport research: a structured literature review on methodological issues since the 1980s. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 45 (7) , pp. 667-685. 10.1016/j.tra.2011.04.014

Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles, Pettit, Stephen John and Liu, Yukuan 2011. Multimodal supply chains: iron ore from Australia to China. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal 16 (1) , pp. 32-42. 10.1108/13598541111103485

Woo, Su-Han, Pettit, Stephen John and Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles 2011. Port evolution and performance in changing logistics environments. Maritime Economics & Logistics 13 (3) , pp. 250-277. 10.1057/mel.2011.12

Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles and Pettit, Stephen John 2011. Humanitarian aid logistics: the Wenchuan and Haiti earthquakes compared. In: Kovács, Gyöngyi and Spens, Karen M. eds. Relief Supply Chain Management for Disasters - Humaitarian Aid and Emergency Logistics, IGI Global, pp. 45-67. (10.4018/978-1-60960-824-8)

Pettit, Stephen John, Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles, Whiting, Michael and Banomyong, Ruth 2011. The 2004 Thailand tsunami reviewed: lessons learned. In: Christopher, Martin and Tatham, Peter eds. Humanitarian logistics : meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters , London: Kogan Page, 103 -120.

Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles, Pettit, Stephen John and Liu, Yukuan 2011. Multimodal supply chains: iron ore from Australia to China. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal 16 (1) , pp. 32-42. 10.1108/13598541111103485

Memberships

  • Fellow of The Royal Meteorological Society
  • Scholar of The Royal Society
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Awards and scholarships

  • Royal Society Research Scholarship, Leverhulme Trust Award

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