Business School


Primary Department
Business School
Group Head, Management
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Management Group
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number

Academic biography

Dr. Davis is Head of the Management Group (School) in Faculty of Business in DCU. He is Program Director for the MSc in E-Commerce having previously completed 8 years as Program Director of the MSc in Strategic Procurement and the MSc in International Management. He has completed lecturing assignments at UCSC, Italy, ESB, Germany, QMUL/BUPT , Beijing, China. He is currently Chair and director of the Global Standard for Purchasing and Supply Chain Education. He is a past council member and past president for the Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management. He has previously been seconded to the Health Service Executive ICT Strategy Unit, advising on procurement strategy and market engagement. He has been on the Procurement for Innovation working group and was responsible for the delivery of the research that led to the publication of the 10 Step Guide to Smarter Procurement. He served on on the Advisory Board to the National Procurement Service at the OPW. Dr Davis was lead PI in DCU for the Winning in Tendering ProjectThe project has a budget of €3.7 million euro. The project was a strategic project aimed at transforming the public tendering experience of Small Indigenous Suppliers in the Ireland / Wales region. The project addressed skills gaps of SIS’s and Public Procurers which inhibit the regions competiveness and sustainable development. This work builds on the successful MSc in Strategic Procurement in DCUBS which has been endorsed by the public sector in Ireland , in particular the National Procurement Service of the OPW, and the National Public Procurement Policy Unit of the Department of Finance, Enterprise Ireland and IBEC. Dr Davis is currently PI for the following H2020 projects in DCU Business School: Pathway, Magic, Inlife

Research interests

Strategic Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Public Sector, Procurement