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Sharon Cullinane


Sharon Cullinane
Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics
+46 31 786 6794

Room number: B501E
Postal Address: Box 610, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

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Box 610
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 1466

Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Sharon Cullinane

Sharon gained her Ph.D. in logistics from Plymouth University in 1987. Since then she has lectured, researched and published in the field of transport policy and the environment around the world. Her most recent post was as Senior Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Prior to that she was employed at the University of Hong Kong, Oxford University, Sunderland University, the Egyptian National Institute of Transport, the Ecole Supérieur de Rennes in France and Plymouth University. Following some time out of mainstream academia, she took up her post in the University of Gothenburg in summer 2015.


Sharon’s main research interest is sustainable transport. She is interested in both freight and passenger transport and has carried out research and has many publications in both. She is particularly interested in the cross-over between passenger and freight transport which underpins some of her work in the sustainability of e-commerce. She played a key role in the Green Logistics project at Heriot-Watt University. She is currently working on reverse logistics associated with online shopping.

Sharon has taught on and developed many academic courses, primarily at the Masters level, including Green Logistics, transport policy, transport economics, logistics planning, transport planning, rural development, public transport systems, research methods. At Sunderland University, she developed the Professional Doctorate programme.

She is currently course leader of the Integrated Logistics course in the MSc in Logistics and Transport Management and is developing a course on City Logistics for the same Masters programme.

She has successfully supervised 10 PhDs candidates and over 150 MSc theses. She has also reviewed for many international academic journals.

On other web sites

Research areas

  • Sustainable logistics, e-commerce logistics, car ownership and usage, reverse logistics

Teaching areas

  • Logistics

Selected publications

Comparative analysis of the carbon footprints of conventional and online retailing: A “last mile” perspective
Cullinane, Sharon, McKinnon, Alan, Edwards, Julia
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management,, 2010

From Bricks to Clicks: The impact of online retailing on transport and the environment.
Cullinane, Sharon
Transport Reviews, 2009

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Improving sustainability through digitalisation in reverse logistics
Sharon Cullinane, Michael Browne, Elisabeth Karlsson, Yingli Wang
Proceedings of Hamburg International Conference of Logistics 12-13 oktober 2017., Hamburg, HICL, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

Retail clothing Returns: A review of key issues
Sharon Cullinane, Michael Browne, Elisabeth Karlsson, Y Wang
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Working paper 2017
Working paper

An examination of the reverse logistics of clothing (r)e-tailers in Sweden
Sharon Cullinane, Michael Browne, Elisabeth Karlsson
Proceedings of EUROMA conference, 41998, Edinburgh, July., EUROMA, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper


A Hierarchical Taxonomy of Container Ports in China and the Implications for their Development
Kevin Cullinane, Sharon Cullinane, Tengfei Wang
Reprinted In P.T.W. Lee and K.P.B. Cullinane [Eds] Dynamic Shipping and Port Development in the Globalized Economy – Vol. 2: Emerging Trends in Ports, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

B2C e-commerce and fulfilment
Sharon Cullinane
E-logistics, London, Kogan Page, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book


A financial evaluation of the design concept for a 'clean energy producing vessel'
Kevin Cullinane, Sharon Cullinane
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M-Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, Journal article 2015
Journal article

A Hierarchical Taxonomy of Container Ports in China and the Implications for their Development
Kevin Cullinane, Sharon Cullinane, Tengfei Wang
Dynamic shipping and port development in the globalized economy : Volume 2: emerging trends in ports edited by Paul Tae-Woo Lee, Kevin Cullinane , Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Kevin Cullinane, Rickard Bergqvist, Sharon Cullinane, Shengda Zhu, Linkai Wang
Nationell konferens i transportforskning 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

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