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Robin McKenzie

Teaching Associate (Operations)

EngD (University of Warwick), MSc(Eng) (University of Birmingham), BEng (University of Sheffield), DipM (Institute of Marketing), BA (University of Durham), DMS (Cranmer Hall, Durham), CEng (Chartered Engineer, Institution of Engineering and Technology)

Professional experience

Robin brings experience of research in operations and of small businesses, which built on his responsibilities in industrial marketing and in works engineering. In recent years his experience has been in teaching, together with church leadership. His current role is in supporting the teaching within the Operations group.

In his research he looked into trusting business relationships between organisations in the automotive and aerospace industries, basing on Lean Supply. Second, he developed a simple tool to analyse the small engineering businesses in which he was consultant.

The first part of Robin's career was in works engineering, followed by responsibility for sales of specialist lighting products, and then the marketing of industrial electrical and electronic products with a distributor and manufacturers.

As well as his teaching, outlined below, he is responsible for the leadership of a medium-sized church near Cambridge, as a priest within the Church of England.

He was co-editor for the professional journal Faith in Business Quarterly, which explores the relationship between Christian faith and business (2006-2008).

Previous appointments

Robin was an academic consultant teaching design and business at Cambridge Ruskin International College, based within Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Here he developed two courses on engineering design, writing the accompanying books published on Amazon Kindle (see below).

Previously he taught marketing and business at Universities of Northampton and Coventry.

Research interests

The design of technology based products and their history; an exploration of the relationship between Christian faith and business.

Robin McKenzie is a member of the Operations & Technology Management subject group.

Selected publications

McKenzie, R. (2014) Product design and engineering: an introduction to definitions, history, theory, and cases. Amazon Kindle edition.

McKenzie, R. (2013) Engineering design: an introduction to architecture, computer science, and engineering. Amazon Kindle edition.

McKenzie, R. (2007) "Approaching manufacturing ethics: three methodologies and three questions to ask." Faith in Business Quarterly, 11(2): 9-18

McKenzie, R. (2004) "The relationship between Christian theology and business."Borderlands: A Journal of Theology and Education, Summer: 35-38

McKenzie, R. (2003) "Learning from business." In: Harrison, J., Innes, R. and van Zwanenberg, T. (eds.) Rebuilding trust in healthcare. London: Radcliffe Medical Press, pp.153-165

Contact details

Reverend Robin McKenzie
c/o Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Tel: +44 (0)1223 760583