Professor Mike Clements

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Professor Mike Clements


Teaching areas

  • Supply Chain Management, Operations and Logistics Management
  • Business Administration
  • Strategy

Research areas

  • supply chain management, operations and logistics management
  • business administration
  • strategy
  • experiential learning


Professor Mike Clements has held several senior leadership roles at universities in Wollongong, New South Wales and Melbourne. Previously University Professor of Industry Engaged Learning at Swinburne University, Melbourne and at the University of Wollongong as Director of Industry Partnerships, and the Internship Program in the Faculty of Commerce; along with overseeing the coordination of the Supply Chain Management course for both domestic and offshore programmes.

Professor Clements has taught and presented in numerous locations around the world, notably New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Scotland and Australia, at undergraduate, postgraduate, and DBA levels. He has delivered Industry Professional Practice seminars focusing on the areas of supply chain management, operations management, logistics, and strategic management.

Professor Clements has also held an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, has been a lead investigator on eight research grants and is currently a leading CI on both ARC Linkage and ALTC research grants, along with holding positions on several editorial boards.

He has previously held research leadership roles as the Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Systems Research, Co–Director of the Centre for Supply Chain Solutions (CSCS), along with previous membership of the Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research, and the Social Innovation Network (UOW), and has 53 refereed journal publications. Professor Clements has had a long-term interest with industry based learning collaborations and has successfully established a number of high profile industry linkages, along with the design and establishment of a number of experiential learning programs, one of which has been acknowledged as best practice by ALTC.

Professor Clements holds four teaching and learning awards and was awarded an ALTC citation (2008) for his model on cumulative learning engagement for supply chain students in industry engagement (CLEM). His recent research focuses on experiential learning models for curriculum development and innovation in supply chains where he currently leads PhD supervision. Professor Clements has over 17 years industry experience in various senior management roles with logistics, distribution, and marketing sectors along with defence operations, electrical, chemical and the FMCG food industry, providing a wide range of industry expertise. Professor Clements is also a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Professional memberships

  • Graduate and Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Member of Engagement Australia
  • Member of Australian Manufacturing Technology Association (MAMTA)
  • Member of Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)
  • Member of World Association for Cooperative Education (WACE)
  • Member of the Logistics Association Australia (MLAA)
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, New Zealand (MCILT) 


  • Teaching and Learning Innovative Practice Award, 2010
  • Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Nomination, 2009 
  • Australian College of Educators Award, 2009 
  • Teaching and Learning Innovation Award, 2009, UOW
  • Dean’s Exceptional Achievement Award – Learning and Teaching, 2009, UOW
  • ALTC Citation (Australian National Award) – Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, 2009 
  • Faculty Teaching and Learning Award, 2008, UOW

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

  • Please make an appointment for discussion on research projects
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