Jane Eastham (PhD) Has a range experience in the marketing, organisation, management and delivery of food and events for the public, corporate and private sectors. She has also had a significant level of experience of both teaching and course development and administration in the food and business management courses.
Her particular research interests lie in small business management, cooperative activity and supply chain management.
She has been an external examiner in logistics and supply chains at the Open University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Waterford Institute of Technology, where she examined a range of modules.
She has published key texts and papers on food supply chain management and collective activities in food. Her PhD thesis looked at the success of marketing cooperatives in the UK agricultural sector but she has also researched into cooperatives in China, particularly in the Topfruit sector. She has furthermore presented papers on local food initiatives and the impact of such initiatives on the economic development of regions.
Jane is a member of IPSera
Academic Department: Food Science and Agri-food Supply Chain Management
Tel: +44 (0)1952 81 5225
Office: 70 Jubilee Adams, Tudor Lodge and NW Building
Research profile: ORCID
Current research interests:
Fatima Sad (2015) the libyan fisheries sector and application of porters diamond
Mohammed Ali (2009) Drivers and obstacles to the delivery of organic supply chains in the UK
1. Bramley report – presented to the English Top fruit sector in March 2007. London . EPRSC funded event
2. Evaluation of competitive position of Robert Mitchell brothers: an examination of the profitability and leverage of the position of a top fruit grower supplying into the multiple retail sector, Presented Birmingham 2006.
3. EPRSC report on findings of the food and farming industry , July 2007
4. Tool kit presented to the Church of England Sinod , September 2005.
5. Evaluation of the farmers market in Askern, findings on impact on the Askern retailers presented in 2005 ( June)
6. Fresh produce wholesale and independent catering UK
3 reports - in collaboration with the Fresh produce forum, ISCAN - published by the DTI 1997
report 1 - The catering market size and structure
report 2 The Catering market in Yorkshire and the Humber
report 3 Supply to the catering market UK
Case study Bothams - DTI publication in conjunction with ISCAN
/Conference Papers/papers/ Pamphlets
Eastham J. (2013) Local food , interpretation, and socio-economic impact, Food studies Journal, Chicago pending.
Eastham J. (2013) Local food , interpretation, and socio-economic impact, Food studies conference, Champaign - Urbana, October 2012.
Eastham J (2012) Challenges for procurement in the UK hospitality industry
EuroChrie, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Eastham, J. F. (2008) The growth of Chinese apple production
Sheffield Hallam university , Orchards and Groves conference, September 2008.
Cox A. and Eastham J. (2007)Collaborating with the Supermarkets: The Impact of Multiple Retailer Category Management on Growers and Grower Co-operatives , IPSERA conference March 2007.
Eastham , J.F. (2005) Farmers market, here to stay, ICASS , Warsaw, June 2005
Eastham J.F. (2000) Sourcing issues for the Organic food: - How green can organic be. Eurochie Conference April,2000
Eastham, J.F. (1999) Longitundinal study of the development of interfirm relations between wholesale market traders and independent caterers,Europchrie April ,1999, Surrey.
Eastham J.F. (1998) Is catering culture different issues for the development of Inter-firm relationships ICCAS 1998 Bournemouth.
Eastham J.F. (1997) Problem solving growth for the independent service sector, ALPS conference, Sept 1997, Brussels.
Eastham J.F. (1997) Developments in the food chain and the implications for independent caterers. Eurochie Sheffield
Eastham J.F. (1996) Incorporating customer choice in Menu planning, ICCAS conference June 1996, Bournemouth.
Eastham J F. & Drew K (1993) Service Quality Management, given at the 1993 IAHMS meeting Gothenburg.