Dayna Simpson


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PhD projects

Product return and reuse; Modern slavery; Circular economy; Supplier diversity; Diversity, equity and inclusion in supply chains.


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Monash teaching commitment

MGF5690 Services & Operations Management


Dayna is a Professor of Responsible Operations and Supply Chain Management. She conducts research mainly with business around issues of responsible procurement, on issues such as supply chain-scale labor governance, waste reduction, and supplier diversity. Her most projects include a global study of corporate awareness of the complexities of modern slavery risk; the effectiveness of supplier diversity, equity, inclusion programs; and consumer perspectives on product reuse and recycling. Dayna is also a member of the Trafficking and Slavery Research Group (TSRG), a Business School-Arts collaboration for improving corporate responses to modern slavery risk.

If your organization would like to participate in one of these projects, please contact me.

I am also supervising three PhD projects which may be of interest to organisations, or other researchers:

George Panas (expected completion 2022): the effect of consumers' construal of potential food waste when engaging in online grocery purchases ( Co-supervisor Harmen Oppewal.

Navid Zarbakhshnia (expected completion 2024): the role of artifical intelligence in efficient municipal waste management and recycling ( Co-supervisor Xin Ma.

Raveen Menon (expected completion 2021): identifying strategic fit between firms' service capabilities and their supply chain capabilities, to increase service performance. ( Co-supervisor TT Niranjan (IITB).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Research area keywords

  • Responsible Sourcing
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Product Reuse
  • Circular Economy
  • Modern Slavery
  • Supplier Diversity


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