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Body of work - future, past and present.


  1. Balzer W & Sinha T (2024) Hoshin Kanri in Higher Education: Strategy development, deployment and management Routledge and Productivity Press 


Improvement Community of Practice Body of Knowledge - link to current events

  • 2024 Systems Thinking 

  • 2023 Lean thinking and tool

  • 2022 Changing leadership for changing times

  • 2021 Going back to basics

  • 2020 Pocket Sensei

  • 2019 Systems Thinking and Service Design

  • 2018 Leading and sustaining improvement

  • 2017 Blueprinting

  • 2016 Change and the human dimension

  • 2015 Operational Excellence

Journal & Community Articles

  1. Sinha T, Shaw M, Rykowski P (2024) Embedding lean practices in higher education  

  2. Maciąg, J., Sinha, T., Pryhodko, T., & Lewandowski, M.(2020). Performance of higher education within pandemic and post-pandemic: a perspective of Poland, United Kingdom, and Ukraine.

  3. Welch C, Sinha T and Milner C (2020) Variety, innovation and readiness for change in organizations. The Systemist 41 (1) p133

  4. Farquharson L, Sinha T, Clarke S (2018) “Researching Organisational Change in Higher Education: A Holistic Tripartite Approach” The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, Volume 16 Issue 3 pp 150 – 161

  5. Welch C Sinha T Ward N (2016) Pursuit of Operational Excellence: A systemic approach International Journal of Systems and Society V3 I2 pp21 - 34

  6. Sinha T (2013) “A catalyst for delivery” The Public Servant March 2013.

  7. Greswell T (2007) ‘A typology of creative tools and techniques for Operations Managers’ The Systemist.


Commissioned reports

  1. Adeney W, Sinha T, Bartlett S (2021) A portrait for Winchester. Report prepared for Winchester City Council Health Environment and Planning Committee. Presented to council Sept 2021.

  2. Beilic D, Hubbard S, Sinha T, Devis-Rozental C, Clarke S, Roper L (2021) Putting the heart back into higher education: reconnecting and learning from HE communities of practice to enable hybrid ways of working: prepared for the ODHE Network.

  3. Dann Z, Meldrum T, Sinha T, Ely P (2015) LDEE Summary report

Book chapters

  1. Sinha T, Shaw M, Rykowski P (2024) Lean Diamond Awards 2023 Linking lean and sustainability CI team iSolutions University of Southampton

  2. Balzer B and Sinha T (2024) Introduction to Hoshin Kanri. In Balzer W & Sinha T (2024) Hoshin Kanri in Higher Education, Productivity Press / Routledge

  3. Sinha T and Balzer B (2024) A Practitioners Guide to Hoshin Kanri: Process and Tools In  Balzer W & Sinha T (2024) Hoshin Kanri in Higher Education, Productivity Press / Routledge

  4. Sinha T (2023) Novel applications of HK in HE. In Balzer W & Sinha T (2024) Hoshin Kanri in Higher Education, Productivity Press / Routledge10.  

  5. Sinha T and Balzer B (2024) Hoshin Kanri: Implications for Practice and Research  In  Balzer W & Sinha T (2024) Hoshin Kanri in Higher Education, Productivity Press / Routledge

  6. Sinha T (The Green House Hotel Case Study The Handbook of  Carbon Management by Petra Molthan Hill Fiona Winfield Richard Howarth Dr Muhammad Usman Mazhar Routledge

  7. Childe and Soares (2022) Handbook of Research Methods for Supply Chain Management - Sinha T (2022) Chapter 8:PLAY WITH PURPOSE - LEGO® SERIOUSPLAY® methods for understanding and researching complex systems such as supply chains and supply chain management. Childe and Soares (2022) Handbook of Research Methods for Supply Chain Management

  8. Sinha T (2020) Chapter 8 Designing strategic and transformative tourism education programs and education strategies. In Overtourism and Education: A Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Futures Editors Hugues. Seraphin and Anca Wallop 

  9. Sinha T (2020) Chapter 15 Humanising Higher Education through Sustainable Development Education in Devis-Rozental C & Clarke S Editors (pp. 261-285). Palgrave Macmillan,Cham

  10. Sinha T & Lorrain C (2019) Inspiring Sustainable Higher Education and Lean through a lean ambassador’s network. Global Lean for Higher Education: A themed anthology of case studies, approaches and tools. Yorkstone, S. (ed.). 1st ed. Routledge

  11. Sinha T, Pastellas S (2015) Public service operations management in Chapter 6 service systems design and implementation  94-114  Radnor Z and Esain A (editors)  London and New York  Routledge 


Presentations, conference talks and panels

  1. Sinha T, Shaw M, Rykowski P. Sotunde D, Dennis K (2024) Lego? Seriously? Building lean competences brick by brick. CABS LTSE conference Aston University 

Conference papers

  1. Sinha T (2024)  Serious Play for Sustainable Operations:  Developing innovative learning through service design and serious play. EurOMA Barcelona

  2. Sinha, T., Ward, N. & Welch, C (2018) The voluntary cooperation of academics as an example of the peer learning activity and its role in human resources development in a university. The organisational improvement of the university of the future.

  3. Sinha T, Clarke S, Farquharson L (2018) Shrek, Saunders and the Onion Myth: Using Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling. ECRM Rome

  4. Sinha T and Lorrain C (2017) Knowledge and practice landscape of lean in the UK higher education sector –. [Napier University, Edinburgh]

  5. Sinha T  (2017) Setting the scene for lean: raising energy and commitment to lean through games - accepted for EurOMA 2017 Conference July 2017

  6. Sinha T, Welch C, Ward N (2016) Knowledge Landscapes in Operations Management: exploring operational excellence through a Community of Practice EuROMA Trondhem 2016

  7. Sinha T, Esain A, Williams S, Found P, Rich N (2016) Value Stream Mapping: an exploration and a critique EuROMA Trondhem 2016

  8. Welch C, Sinha T, Ward N (2016) Towards a systemic landscape model for operational excellence. ECRM Malta 2016

  9. Dann Z and Sinha T (2016) Leading the entrepreneurship curriculum: paradox, tensions and entrepreneurial actions – Society for Research in Higher Education International on research in higher education

  10. Sinha T, Dann Z, Ely P, Meldrum T, (2016) Leadership Development in Entrepreneurship Education - next steps. Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience conference, Aston University April 2016

  11. Welch C, Sinha T, Nicolian N, Ward N (2015) Fostering Collaborative Inquiry: Networks of Practice ECRM conference Malta June 2015

  12. Welch C, Sinha T, Ward N (2015) Collaborative education for sustainable improvement. British Academy of management Sept 2015

  13. Pastellas S and Sinha T (2014) ‘Change Management in the NHS: clinical integration in a sexual health service’ BAM September 2014 (full paper).

  14. Welch C, Sinha T, Ward N (2014) ‘’Making a difference, making it happen, learning the lessons: collaborative learning through a community of practice of business improvement professionals’ EurOma Sicily 2014.

  15. Welch C, Sinha T, Ward N (2014) From knowledge transfer to knowledge exchange and beyond: the story of a community of Inquiry.  BAM September 2014 (developmental paper).

  16. Sinha T (2013) Gamestorming UK Systems Society Conference St Anne’s College Oxford September 2013.

  17. Allan R and Sinha T (2013) “Core training and staff engagement: an assessment of improvement initiatives in HE?” 1st International conference in lean six sigma in Higher Education: University of Strathclyde July 2013.

  18. Milner C and Sinha T (2013) Creative employee engagement: a path of sustainable operations improvement 20th EurOMA conference Dublin June 2013.

  19. Welch C, Sinha T, Ward N, (2012) “Making a difference – making it happen: exploring business improvement through a community of practice’ British Academy of Management, Cardiff September.

  20. Sinha T, Welch C, (2012) “Sustaining operations improvement in health care – drivers for change in the UK health and well being sector” 4th World Production and Operations Management Conference July 1 – 4 Amsterdam.

  21. Sinha T, E De Greef, Seymour J, Welch C (2011) “Lean Business Schools – A case study of Lean Implementation in Higher Education” Proceedings of the 18th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Cambridge UK.

  22. Welch C, Sinha T (2011) “Value streams, effectiveness and the achievement of balance” Proceedings of the 18th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Cambridge UK.

  23. Welch C, Sinha T (2011) “Communities of practice as a vehicle for research into business improvement practice” 10th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies Caen France.

  24. Sinha T, Ward N, Welch C, Boydell B (2010) “Value Stream Mapping in a Service Environment: A Comparison of Approaches” Proceedings of the 17th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Oporto Portugal.

  25. Boydell, B; Holtshausen, R; Sinha T; Ishizaka, A (2010) A Model for Critical Success Factors of the Supply Chain Relationship in the Automobile Industry Proceedings of the 17th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Oporto Portugal.

  26. Sinha (nee Greswell) T (2008) ‘Creativity the buzz behind the business’ UK Systems Society Conference Oxford Sept 2008.

  27. Greswell T (2006) ‘Transforming Operations through Systems Thinking: the evolution of Operations Strategy through Systems Engineering and the opportunity for change’. UKSS 10th International Conference. Oxford UK.

  28. Greswell T, Childe S, Maull R (2005) ‘Strategic Operations – A process for operational change’ European conference on Intelligent Management Systems Salford June 2005.

  29. Childe S J, Greswell T J, Rogers T, Wood C, Maull R, Smart P A (2001) ‘Development and testing of a methodology for process based change’ Manufacturing Information Systems Proceedings of the fourth SMESME International Conference.

  30. Smart P.A, Maull R.S., Greswell T. and Radnor Z, (2000) "The characterisation and validation of a framework for process based change in SMEs", Proceedings of the 1st World Conference on Production and Operations Management, University of Seville, Seville, Spain 2000.

  31. P A Smart, R S Maull, J Bennett, S J Childe, T Greswell, C Wood, T Rogers, (1999) "Characterising process- based change in SMEs: an empirical approach", in Bartezzaghi E, Filippini R, Spina G, Vinelli A (Eds), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of the European Operations Management Association - Managing Operations Networks, SGE, pp. 489-496, ISBN: 8886281390.

  32. P A Smart, T Greswell, R S Maull, S J Childe and D Tranfield, (1999) "Strategies for Enterprise Integration: the three lens model", in Chai T.Y., Zaremba M, Bernus P, Villa A, Proceedings of the International Federation for Automation Control 14th World Congress, Elsevier NL, pp.163 – 170.

  33. Greswell T, Childe S, Maull R S, Smart P A, (1998), "The development of three manufacturing strategy making systems", The 3rd International Conference on Managing Innovative Manufacturing (MIM '98), University of Nottingham, Nottingham 6- 8 July.

  34. Greswell T, Maull R, Childe S, Nash Z (1998) ‘A soft systems approach to the formulation of a manufacturing strategy’ European Operations Management Association Conference Proceedings Dublin 14 – 17th June 1998.

  35. Greswell T, Childe S, Maull R (1998) ‘Three Manufacturing Strategy Archetypes - A Framework for the UK Aerospace Industry’ IFIP WG 5.7 Working conference 1998, 26 – 28 August, Marine Highland Hotel, Troon.

  36. Greswell T, Childe S J, Maull R S, Bennett J, (1996) ‘The linking of Manufacturing Strategy to Business Process Re-engineering’ EurOma Conference Proceedings June 1996 London.

  37. Greswell T, Childe S J, Maull R S, Bennett J, Campbell N, (1995), The role of manufacturing strategy within a Business Process Re-engineering change programme, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Production Research, Jerusalem, Israel August 6-10, pp 144-146 (

  38. Greswell T, Childe S J, Maull R S, Bennett J, (1995), ‘Linking Manufacturing Strategy to process improvement’, Advances in Manufacturing Technology IX, Proceedings of the 11th National Conference on Manufacturing Research 12-14 September, De Montfort University Leicester, pp 656-60 (

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