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University of Lincoln
National Centre for Food Manufacturing
Holbeach Technology Park
Park Road
PE12 7PT
United Kingdom

About Oluseyi Moses Ajayi

Oluseyi Moses Ajayi is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Lecturer at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln. He also currently works as Co-Investigator and Deputy Project Leader on INTERREG North-West Europe Food Heroes project which focusses on developing innovative solutions to reduce food waste. Prior to this, he successfully completed a two-year funded European Regional Development Funded Project to champion sustainable business practice and collaboration amongst SME employers in the Food Manufacturing and Engineering sectors in Lincolnshire area of the United Kingdom. Dr Ajayi obtained his PhD in Manufacturing and Operations Management and his MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management at Loughborough University, UK. He obtained his first degree in Food Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. His PhD work involved industrial engagement with Small and Medium-sized Businesses; and development of a framework for the optimal use of resources and long-term organisational performance.

Department Responsibilities

Module Coordinator, Module development for external validation process, Teaching, Research, Sustainable Manufacturing and Business Support for SMEs Modules: Process Control and Automation; Advanced Food Manufacturing; Food Process Technology; Principles of Food Technology; Work Based Project; Communication and Numeracy; Methods in Business Improvement and Food Commodities Analysis. Digital Lead (Holbeach Campus, University of Lincoln) - championing and supporting the use of digital devices and software in teaching and learning activities. 

Subject Specialism

Reduction in Food Waste and Losses; Sustainable Manufacturing and Resource Efficiency; Organisational Innovation and Continuous Improvement; Food Engineering


  • Food Issue 7: BRC Third Party Auditor — BRC Global Standards, 2017
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning — University of Lincoln, 2016
  • Fellow — The Higher Education Academy, 2016
  • Associate Fellow — The Higher Education Academy, 2015
  • Postgraduate Credit in Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age: E-Resources & Social Media — University of Lincoln, 2015
  • CIEH Level 4 in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing — The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, 2014
  • PhD Manufacturing and Operations Management — Loughborough University, 2013
  • PRINCE2 Foundation in Project Management — ILX Group, 2013
  • Managing Risks in Project — ILX Group, 2013
  • MSc (Distinction) Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Management — Loughborough University, 2010
  • BSc (Hons) Food Engineering (First Class) — Obafemi Awolowo University, 2008
  • Diploma Computer Technology (Distinction) — Obafemi Awolowo University, 2000


Sustainable Manufacturing and Business Support for Small and Medium-sized Food Businesses. Application of emerging and enabling technologies in food manufacturing operations.

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Research Projects

  • Improving resource efficiency through designing innovative solutions to reduce food waste: To optimise (re)use of material and natural resources in North-West Europe — INTERREG (European Union) in 2016
  • Sustain Lincolnshire 2 — European Regional Development Fund in 2014

Research in the Lincoln Repository